The state of festivals and concerts: preparing for live events to commence
By Jason Thomas, CEO of Tappit With COVID-19 continuing to have an impact on events for the foreseeable future, it’s safe to say that concerts and festivals, as we have known them, will not be happening anytime soon. However, promoters and organizers around the world are finding new ways... Read more
Colts Plan Increased Capacity As NFL Attendance Plans Evolve
With the NFL season underway, the Indianapolis Colts have announced that it will host up to 7,500 fans for the team’s second home game of the season on September 27. That’s three times the cap of 2,500 that Sunday’s home opener against the Minnesota Vikings will allow. Season ticket... Read more
New York Bar, Venue Owners Sue Over COVID-19 Shutdowns
A group of New York business owners have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) over what they call “unconstitutional” shutdowns of their business operations as a precaution amid COVID-19. The group, which includes bar owners and venue operators who host live music as a... Read more
Germany’s Return to Live Concert Rescheduled for Late Autumn
A concert in Germany planned with Bryan Adams as one of the main acts has been moved to late autumn, rescheduled from its planned September 4th date. Despite extensive hygiene and safety plans from event and arena organizers, local authorities decided that increased coronavirus cases in the area necessitated... Read more
Yankees Hopeful to Allow Fans at Home Games in September
With a perfect 9-0 record at Yankee Stadium and a two-game lead over the rest of the American League East, the New York Yankees are hoping to add a new wrinkle soon to their 2020 campaign: fans in the stands. The team is hopeful that it will be able... Read more
MLB, Ticketmaster Ask Court to Pause Discovery in COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit
Major League Baseball and all of its teams joined its ticketing partners including Ticketmaster and StubHub in asking the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to put discovery on hold in a class action lawsuit over refunds related to games cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed... Read more
Fuller: And the Band Plays On…
By Eric Fuller In difficult times it’s easy to let optimism cloud your ability to perceive reality. There is a saying that nothing focuses a man’s attention like his imminent execution. But, in reality, you feel no pain even while your neck rests on the wooden base of the... Read more
Patriots Confident for 2020 Season, Offer Flexibility Over Covid Concerns
The New England Patriots have expressed confidence in the fact that NFL games will be held in front of fans this fall – but are also offering their season ticket holders flexibility in the event that they would be at high risk for serious illness being in crowded spaces... Read more
Health Experts Reveal Timeline For Return To Mass Gatherings
The live event industry is ultimately halted for the time being, with thousands of festivals and concerts postponed or cancelled throughout the remainder of 2020. While different industry experts have varying opinions on the return of mass gatherings, several epidemiologists have other predictions. The New York Times asked over... Read more
Connecticut To Allow Outdoor Concerts As State Reopens Next Week
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont released Sector Rules for fully reopening the state next week amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since news of the virus first broke in the state, manufacturing, construction, real estate, utilities, some retail, child care, and hospitals have remained open, as they’ve been dubbed “essential businesses.” Late... Read more