Music Around Salem County Postpones Return to In-Person Events

By: Olivia Armstrong, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern

SALEM COUNTY, N.J. — Music Around Salem County has pushed back the start of its concert season due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

The “Golden Age of Victorian” concert, which was originally scheduled for March 6, has been postponed to June 6, The concert will begin at 6 p.m. at Appel Farms in Elmer, and it’ll take place with a performance directed by Jim Ludlam, Woodstown High School’s music teacher who’s in charge of a local band.

Additionally, the “World Music Festival: A Japanese Garden” performance scheduled for April 9 has been postponed to October 1. It will take place at Salem Community College and feature performances by pianist Michiko Otaki and koto player Yumi Kurosawa. Music Around the County hopes to hold its first in-person live concert from 6-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Dulcet Guitar Duo Caroline Kubach and Alex Pollock are currently slated to perform during that time.

Music Around Salem County is a fun and engaging concert series that the locals know and love. It, like many other organizations throughout the United States, has adjusted to COVID-19 by holding virtual events. It is funded through the Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission; donations from patrons and grants from Atlantic City Electric and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.