Two of the Triad's most popular festivals have announced their plans for the fall. Music fans can rejoice, but book lovers may be disappointed. 

The 16th annual Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors has been canceled. The event had been scheduled for September 26th. The non-profit is still planning on holding a Sweet Sixteenth party on September 25th.

Jamie Rogers Southern is Bookmarks Operations Director. She says in a news release that the safety of visitors and staff is a priority, and there are too many unresolved questions to plan an event that can bring up to 15,000 people to downtown Winston-Salem.

The nonprofit plans on continuing outreach with smaller socially distanced events in the coming months, as well as extending curbside pickup and phone order service at its bookstore.

Meanwhile, in Greensboro, The Carolina Blues Festival is partnering with the North Carolina Folk Festival to present a weekend of free concerts September 11th through the 13th.

The Folk Festival is entering its third year, and recently announced plans to present a modified version of the event. The Carolina Blues Festival had originally been scheduled for this month.

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