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  • Your friends in the north wanted to reach out in these unprecedented times. Hello from the Klondike, home of the Dawson City Music Festival. We want to reassure our friends and fans that the Festival is on track for July 17 - 19, 2020.

  • It is with very heavy hearts that the Dawson City Music Festival Association (DCMF) announces the postponement of our ever-loved annual Lip Sync competition, a staple event of Dawson City’s Thaw di Gras celebrations. This decision is not a result of official territorial or federal health recommendations, which explicitly state that there is currently no reason to cancel the event. The risk assessment remains low. This decision is the result of difficult and thorough discussions among the Association, its staff, and our community partners. It is important to ensure proper prevention efforts during this time of concern regarding COVID-19. Therefore, DCMF is taking additional precautionary measures. In light of this, the difficult decision to postpone has been made. As longtime stakeholders in the Thaw di Gras event, we are heartbroken to be rescinding our participation and ask for patience and understanding as we navigate this uncharted territory within the community. Lip Sync is DCMF’s most important and profitable fundraiser of the year, and such fundraising is crucial to the survival of our small non-profit. The financial repercussions of cancelling this event will be felt deeply in the organization, and we hope that our community will eagerly support us in other efforts to raise funds so that we can continue to offer our year-round programming and ensure the success of the 2020 summer Festival. We also hope that you will support our community partners, the Klondike Visitors Association during this challenging time. We invite individuals who had planned on attending tonight’s event to consider making a donation to DCMF or purchase a ticket to the 2020 Festival. For information regarding COVID-19 we encourage people to visit www.yukon.ca. Sincerely, Dawson City Music Festival Association

  • As of this morning’s Government of Yukon briefing regarding COVID-19, there are no confirmed cases or community spread of the virus in the territory. The Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that the risk in Yukon remains low. Therefore, we are continuing with Lip Sync tomorrow (Friday, March 13th).

  • Five days left to apply to perform at the 42nd Annual Dawson City Music Festival, taking place July 17-19, 2020 in the beautifully remote community of Dawson City, Yukon.

  • LIP SYNC 2020 is around the corner! Join us for another unforgettable evening full of iconic tunes and endless antics in support of the 42nd annual Dawson City Music Festival, while kicking off the first night of Thaw Di Gras!

  • Please join us for the Dawson City Music Festival Association's Annual General Meeting at 6:30 PM Wednesday, March 4th, at Yukon College (Dawson Campus).

  • Come out to the Macaulay house for an all-day drop-in session with Dawson City Music Festival's Songwriter in Residence, Owen Steel, to experiment with creating instrumental soundscapes - this Sunday, January 19th, between 1pm and 9pm.

  • We have been taken up by the holiday spirit and decided to extend EARLY BIRD sales until January 6th! The sale will end at 11:59pm PST.

  • We are thrilled to announce DCMF Alumni, Owen Steel, as our 2020 Songwriter in Residence! Please give Owen a warm welcome and stay tuned for workshop details. Save the date for Owen Steel live in concert on Saturday, January 25th, 2020!

  • Things are in full swing behind the scenes here at DCMF HQ. We're excited to announce that EARLY BIRD PASSES ARE ON SALE NOW for the 42nd-annual Dawson City Music Festival, taking place July 17th-19th, 2020. Three days, multiple venues, tonnes of music, friends and fun! 🎁The perfect gift for your loved ones, or even yourself, this holiday season!🎁 💳: $135 + taxes and fees 🗓️: Available until December 31st. 🎟️: https://bit.ly/379GWHy #DCMF2020 Limited quantity, so get them fast! Children 12 and under are free. No refunds.