Nevada Governor Loosens Restrictions on Event Attendance
Nevada will no longer have quite as strict of a cap on live event attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday that the 50-person cap on event attendance would be lifted on October 1. “This is not the end. This is the first step toward getting... Read more
Florida Governor Pushes Reopening, Hopes for Full Super Bowl in Tampa
Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis (R) pushed the state into phase three of its reopening amid the coronavirus last week. Among the changes are restaurants and bars being able to open to a minimum of 50 percent capacity, if not full. For local jurisdictions seeking to impose further restrictions, they... Read more
Connecticut Venues Allowed to Reopen After Surprise Announcement from Governor
Concert venues and other arts spaces will be allowed to open as early as October 8 in Connecticut, following a surprise announcement by Governor Ned Lamont last week. Shuttered since March in one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic in its early phases, some organizers plan to... Read more
Joe Bonamassa Virtual Show Raises $32K For Artists Impacted by COVID-19
Blues guitar star Joe Bonamassa performed for at least seven times the capacity of the legendary Ryman Saturday, raising more than $32,000 along the way. While the in-person “crowd” consisted of custom cardboard cutouts dotting the 2,300 seat auditorium, more than 17,000 users from 44 countries paid to watch... Read more
Met Opera Cancels Entire Season, Plans Fall 2021 Return
The Met Opera will remain dark until September of 2021, announcing Wednesday that it would cancel its entire 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the arts organization had planned on a cancellation of its fall season with tentative plans to reopen on December 31, but this week’s... Read more
Elton John Farewell Tour Dates For U.S. Rescheduled to 2022
Elton John farewell tour dates for the United States and Canada have finally been updated, with a resumption in 2022. The singer’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was halted in March by the coronavirus, and now stretches all the way into 2023. European dates for the tour are scheduled... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Changed Coachella Valley Arena Plans
Oak View Group (OVG) announced updated plans for its new Coachella Valley Arena project in California, moving to a new location after its initial land deal broke down. Planned for land in downtown Palm Springs belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the 10,000 capacity facility will... Read more
After Fan Complaints, Harry Styles Postpones Remaining 2020 Shows
Harry Styles took to social media Tuesday to inform fans that remaining 2020 dates for hits Love on Tour jaunt were formally postponed, due to the ongoing pandemic. “Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, which is why I unfortunately have to postpone all 2020 shows in South... Read more
Jason Isbell to Perform October “Pod” Shows in Tennessee
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announced that they will be performing in front of a live audience this fall, beyond their recently announced drive-in shows in Georgia. The band is taking to the stage at the Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee for three gigs on October 9-11. As with... Read more
Ryman Auditorium Doubles Capacity for Socially Distanced Concerts
With one socially distant performance under its belt, Tennessee’s famed Ryman Auditorium doubled its capacity, allowing as many as 250 for its second show over the weekend, which featured Brett Young. The historic venue had been capped at 125 for Scotty McCreery’s concert on September 4, its first since... Read more