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
Tennessee Rolls Out New Guidelines For Concerts, Venues
Tennessee has announced new guidelines for concerts amid the coronavirus pandemic, allowing events with certain safety protocols in place. On the state’s website, it listed guidance for community events throughout the summer, including fairs, zoos, and fireworks displays, as well as larger attractions like sporting events and concerts. “These... Read more
Utah Protest Concert Aims To Happen In Different Location
A protest concert, which was slated to be held last weekend in Utah, is moving to a different town later this month due to coronavirus concerns. The concert was originally scheduled to take place in Kaysville on May 30, featuring a performance from country star Collin Raye. Republican Kaysville... Read more
New York Amphitheatre Cancels 2020 Concert Season
New York’s Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center has officially called-off its summer concert season amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert venue, which is located in Hopewell, made the announcement this week, noting that they are revealing the news “with a heavy heart.” “We want to thank you for... Read more
Israel Concert Marks Largest Gathering Since Virus Hit
Live events have been ultimately halted across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic as venues prepare how to slowly reopen to the public. However, over the weekend, Tel Aviv held the largest concert gathering since news of the virus broke earlier this year, packing 5,000 fans at a... Read more
Relaxed Social Distancing Decreases Death Toll In Sweden
As much of the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden took an unconventional approach in tackling COVID-19. The country never officially entered lockdown and has allowed schools, restaurants and most businesses to stay open as usual. Even crowded places like nightclubs have kept operations going with the extent of... Read more