THE HUNTINGTON LIGHTHOUSE
Public Statement – Musicfest Cancellation
The Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society (HLPS) has proudly led the efforts for 12 years to produce the Lighthouse MusicFest, the only music festival in the world held on an offshore lighthouse. This much-loved, end of summer celebration brings together the community like no other event - from sail and power boaters, to kayakers, paddle boarders- all with the shared goal to help preserve our beloved town beacon.
This event has grown to over 1200 boats and raised thousands of dollars to restore and preserve the Huntington Lighthouse. Members of the HLPS volunteer their time for months to organize the event – booking the talent, scheduling supplies to the lighthouse, organizing complicated logistics and staging for the concert and most importantly, working closely with local officials to ensure the safety and security of the boaters, participants, volunteers, and the surrounding community each year.
This year, that partnership with the Town of Huntington does not exist; therefore, it is with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of the Lighthouse Musicfest scheduled for August 31st, 2019.
We look forward to having the full cooperation and spirit with the town in the future, so the Lighthouse Musicfest will live on for years to come.
THE HUNTINGTON LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, INC.