PRESS RELEASE – March 13, 2012
In a special meeting on Wednesday (3/7/2012) evening, members of the board of directors of Trinidaddio Blues Fest, Inc., voted to cancel this year’s 14th annual event, planned for Aug. 25 in Central Park.
Citing critical timing issues and other events that are beyond the board’s control, Chairman Jerry Campbell announced the nearly unanimous vote to halt plans for the 2012 music fest that has, for the past 13 years, brought internationally recognized blues performers to Trinidad. There were two abstentions from board members concerned about the potential perception of a conflict-of-interest.
“The success of the Trinidaddio has been due to the tremendous support of literally hundreds of hard-working volunteers,” Campbell said, “and it has been funded by generous sponsorships from local and regional businesses. We want everyone to understand, this decision was very difficult for the board to make, but the financial risks were deemed too great for us to proceed. I would also like to thank our dedicated and hardworking board of directors for their countless hours volunteering for the fest and the community.”
Trinidaddio Blues Fest, Inc., a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has donated profits from its annual event to other local service organizations, including Noah’s Ark, Trinidad Cancer Alliance, Trinidad Fireman’s Toy Drive, Southern Colorado Repertoire Theater and the Trinidad Area Arts Council, among others.
TRINIDADDIO BLUES FEST XIII
Thanks to the great attendance, our generous sponsors and the hard work of a brigade of volunteers, Trinidaddio XIII was a rousing success!
Along with a line up that many are proclaiming was the best yet, Charlie Musselwhite served up a healthy helping of down-home harmonica, performing tunes from his latest release, The Well, and setting the bar for Trinidaddio performances!
Trinidaddio Blues Fest XIII Features Charlie Musselwhite!
We hope everyone who attended had a wonderful time and enjoyed the event. We are already planning Trinidaddio XIV, and will continue to update the site. Please check in often for updates. Be sure to check out the new mobile site – 2D barcode is at the bottom of this page.
We would also take the time to thank:
Ed Gil De Rubio and all the great folks at the City of Trinidad!
Charlie Glorioso & Trinidad Police Dept!
everyone at Trinidad Correctional Facility!
all of our wonderful Food Drink & Art Vendors!
all the Great Bands!!
Colorado Blues Society for sponsoring the Prefest!
Drew Gatlin & Firemen & Families at the Trinidad Fire Dept!
Trinidad Roundup Association for driving the COG Buses!
Huerfano & Las Animas County Council of Governments for Fest Transportation Vehicles
Everyone who helped and All who attended!
And of course all of our sponsors and volunteers, without whom, this festival would not be possible. If you want to be put on our update list add your email to our blues fest email list located on the right side of this page and we'll keep you abreast of all of the new Daddio happenings.
The Daddio Board
Trinidaddio Blues Fest
Trinidaddio Blues Fest Vendors