It is with great sadness that we inform you we have decided to cancel the 24th Annual Beach Bash for June 18 – 21, 2020, at the Guy Harvey Resort in St. Augustine Beach, FL. Our concerns over the COVID-19 virus and your safety made this decision necessary. We just could not go forward with the event and ensure your safety. There was no way to honor the Social Distancing while having 275 Parrotheads around the pool during the day and then in the Nautilus Room at night. And we figured that no one wanted tan lines around their masks!
Your room reservation will be cancelled today, and you should receive an e-mail from the Resort advising you of that cancellation. They are offering folks who may wish to stay at the Resort during these dates of June 18-21, 2020, a 20% discount off the “best available rate”. You will only get this rate and discount by booking through Jennifer @ 904-471-2555, option 2, or by email @ dosm@
We have started plans for next year’s Beach Bash at the Guy Harvey Resort. The event will be June 17 – 20, 2021, and we are working on the musical line-up now. We will let you know details as soon as we have them set up.
Meanwhile, we will start processing your refunds to you. We would like to offer you some options for those refunds, including providing some support for the artists and giving to the Alzheimer’s Association, since we all know they are being negatively impacted by this virus as well.
You may request one of the following by responding to this e-mail:
1. Full refund of your $75 registration fee. Checks will be for full amount, and PayPal will be refunded at full amounts.
2. Your registration fee can be applied to the bands. Individual performers cannot be specified.
3. Your registration fee can be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
4. Any reasonable combination of the three options listed above: for example, $25 refunded to you and remaining $50 to the bands, or to the charity. Or, you can have your registration fee divided between the bands and the charity.
If you choose option 4, please specify portions for the refund, the bands, and the charity. We will begin refunding on Saturday, May 30, to provide each of you sufficient time to decide and to respond to this e-mail. If we don’t hear from you by Friday, May 29, then we will distribute the funds (probably 50% to each, the bands and the charity).
We hope that you stay safe during this difficult time and that we can see you again at next year’s Beach Bash on June 17 – 20, 2021, at the Guy Harvey Resort in St. Augustine Beach, FL.
Party With a Purpose – Safely!