The Cape May Music Festival, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), has been chosen “Favorite Music Festival” in the 2012 annual People’s Choice Awards administered by the Discover Jersey Arts program of ArtPride New Jersey.
Now in its fifth year, the awards honor the work of arts organizations over the past year and the devotion of their fans. More than 60 nonprofit arts groups were nominated by members of the arts community in 14 categories. With nearly 7,000 people casting their ballots, winners were chosen from all over the Garden State, and announced Feb. 5.
As a People’s Choice Award recipient, MAC will be recognized and presented its award at the upcoming 2013 New Jersey Tourism Conference taking place March 20-22 at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.
This year marks the festival’s 24th year. From May 26 through June 13, 2013, the Cape May Music Festival will feature world-class orchestral and chamber music, a world traditions series and Bach’s Lunches.
“We are delighted the annual Cape May Music Festival was chosen favorite by the voters in this year’s annual People’s Choice Awards,” said MAC Director Michael Zuckerman. “Our heartfelt thanks goes to all those who have contributed to the 23-year history of this event.”
“The People’s Choice Awards pay tribute to the wonderful work done by New Jersey’s cultural community and the strength of its supporters,” said Jim Atkinson, director of programs and services at the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, the statewide arts service organization that coordinates the annual awards. “All nominees should take great pride in the respect they’ve gained from their peers and the impact they have on their communities.”