Anglesea Irish Society

3005 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260

www.angleseairishsociety.net

angleseairishsociety@gmail.com

Friday, October 7th, 2022

For Immediate Release

Anglesea Irish Society Cancels Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival Indefinitely

 

Wildwood – As a local charitable organization, Anglesea Irish Society (AIS) has long-standing values

incorporated within our mission to support the community of the Wildwoods and Greater-Cape May County

area. Local events that have helped us to provide support to the community over the years are including but

not limited to our Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival, AOH Irish Fall Festival, and our annual

Bonfire on the Beach that is put on through a partnership the Wildwood Jaycees.

Since 2020, our organization experienced constraints as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those

constraints led us to cancel events for public health reasons, such as the Boots at the Beach Country Music

Festival and our annual Bonfire on the Beach, which also resulted in our organization operating at a multiyear

decrease in charitable funds that helped to support community donations, scholarships, and public

outreach.

While our organization has made significant strides to recover from the pandemic, the high production costs

and demand on our membership to make this year’s festival season a success have led Anglesea Irish

Society to rethink how we operate the Boots at the Beach Country Music Festival. While our charitable

nonprofit organization has enjoyed bringing Country Music to the North Wildwood Entertainment District

for the last several years to raise funds to support the communities of Greater-Cape May County, inflated

product costs in a post-pandemic world have also played a large role in the decision we have to make today.

With all things considered, it gives us great sadness to announce that the Boots at the Beach Country Music

Festival held in the North Wildwood Entertainment District is hereby cancelled, indefinitely.

Anglesea Irish Society would like to sincerely thank all past patrons, vendors, bands, DJs, GWTIDA, Tito’s

Vodka and all of the adjacent businesses that bought into this festival over the years. And, thank you to all

for your understanding in our organization coming to make this very difficult decision.

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