We are deeply disappointed that North Carolina failed to repeal HB2 in a special legislative session just before Christmas.
In response to this and other undemocratic actions by the State of North Carolina, Reverend William Barber, a friend and mentor to the WG community, has called for an economic boycott of the state.
We’ve communicated with the management of our festival site, the Hot Springs Spa, letting them know that we are investigating sites outside of North Carolina and asking them to increase their pressure on state government leaders to repeal their offensive legislation. They have been most gracious in their response: they are holding the dates for us as they add their voices to those calling upon the legislature to take positive action.
We’ll keep you posted on the progress of both the legislative battle and the Wild Goose site deliberations.
We ask your patience and your grace as we prayerfully stand against this injustice and continue in our effort to provide safer spaces for everyone – not just a “safer festival site” but a safer life, every single day!
Be assured the Wild Goose will gather this summer!
Jeff Clark, Wild Goose President and Producer
P.S. As you can imagine, this turn of events is adding “above and beyond” expenses to our budget. Please click here if you can help.