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It's Back! Iconic Ojai Music Festival Planning In-Person Events For 2021

(Ojail Music Festival photo courtesy Annelies-van-der-Vegt)
Crowds at a 2019 Ojai Music festival event

One of the biggest cultural events on the Central and South Coasts is coming back this year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

The Ojai Music Festival is planning to celebrate its 75th anniversary with in-person concerts, and other events.

The festival was unable to hold its traditional series of events last year because of the pandemic.  Because of COVID-19 concerns, this year's events are being pushed back later in the year.  The festival normally takes place in June, but is being shifted to September in the hopes that safety concerns will have eased enough that the need for social distancing requirements will be eased.

Festival Artistic and Executive Director Ara Guzelimian says despite the shift in the timing of the festival, all of the major artists involved in the event have agreed to still take part.

The Festival will kick off its 75th annual event with a number of events this summer.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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