A scene from the 2015 Starbelly Jam.

Crawford Bay’s Starbelly Jam taking 2016 off, returning in 2017

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There will be no festival this year, but that’s not the end for Starbelly Jam — the board has announced plans for the Crawford Bay family music festival to return in 2017.

“The Starbelly board and central organizers are looking at 2016 as a regenerative year, taking some time to focus on the internal structure, so that we can make 2017 and the coming years even better than ever,” said the board in a press release.

The festival remains financially sound, but getting help behind the scenes has been a challenge.

“As the dynamics have shifted, and population has dwindled on the East Shore over the years, Starbelly’s biggest obstacle has been finding new volunteers to take on some of our central management positions,” said the board. “You could say we’ve grown too big for our britches in a way.”

For more information about volunteering or the state of the festival, email info@starbellyjam.org.