No Ponderosa Stomp Music Festival in 2012

Various Ponderosa Stomp buttons

The New Orleans based Ponderosa Stomp announced that there will be no show in 2012. That’s too bad because this festival has one of the most unique lineups of the year. The mission of the Ponderosa Stomp Foundation is to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of American rock-n-roll, rhythm & blues and roots music  — while those musicians are still alive, and the annual festival is a yearly extension of this goal. According to the email we received:

…The Ponderosa Stomp Foundation has decided to dedicate our focus in 2012 to our educational and preservationist programs and activities. In the coming year, we will concentrate on building an online archive of the important videos and audio recordings we have collected, along with other projects that further our goals in these fields.

…To prioritize the development these new programs, we will be moving the next Ponderosa Stomp Festival to fall of 2013. The extra year in between festivals will allow us the time and resources to focus on the Foundation’s other activities.

via Ponderosa Stomp

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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