Arts & Culture Blog
Monterey Bay Blues Festival Begins Chapter 7
October 25, 2012
Six weeks ago, the Monterey Blues Festival president, Julie Paisant, and executive manager, Vivian Waldrup-Patterson, called a press conference to announce the dire financial situation of the 27-year-old festival.
"Without immediate support it is likely we will not have another Monterey Bay Blues Festival," Paisant told reporters. They needed to raise more than six figures in order to continue next year or beyond. Yesterday it was announced that the Monterey Blues Festival has filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.