Our genuine thanks go out to the many performers, volunteers, local business sponsors, and Seaside residents for their efforts and hospitality on behalf of the annual Seaside Jazz Festival.
Special kudos need to be extended to festival directors Ruth Johnson and Judy Shook, as well as to the festival committee, for their efforts in putting together a first-rate festival.
We were joined by two other couples from outside the Seaside area at the festival, and we were all impressed by the quality of the festival. Seaside should be proud of their ability to host such an event that showcases the city, the sponsoring businesses, and the dedication of the volunteers and residents that we met during our four-day stay.
Given that so many music festivals of this type are now in decline, it is refreshing indeed to see and attend a festival that is thriving and is as vibrant as the Seaside Jazz Festival.
The city of Seaside clearly benefits greatly from the influx of festival-goers over the course of the weekend, so we urge the residents of the city to please join us in passing along your thanks to all those on the festival committee who so proudly put Seaside on display for our enjoyment.
Jack and Barbara McCown