What Concerts look like with 2020 COVID-19 Restrictions
We all miss the days when we could just buy a ticket and go to see our favorite artists perform.
The excitement of the date as it arrives, listening to the pre-concert tracks on replay for the 90th time, what to wear. The anticipation was all part of the excitement.
Now that COVID-19 is onto it’s second wave with infection rates climbing, the music industry is having to adjust quickly.
It’s going to be quite awhile before concerts happen in Toronto again, but in some parts of the United States, where COVID-19 restrictions are being loosened, live music is already seeing a tentative return.
What will concerts look like now?
Drive in movie theaters turned into performance venues.
Drive-in concerts, which have started springing up as an alternative to standing in a packed crowd to see your favorite musician.
From an underground show in Los Angeles to Keith Urban becoming the first major star to hop on the trend.
Oct. 23–25. The Beach Boys are playing three shows as part of the Concerts in Your Car series. They’ll be playing Ventura the 23rd, Del Mar the 24th, and Phoenix the 25th. VisitConcertsInYourCar.com for tickets.
Oct. 23–24: Live Nation’s Live From the Drive-In series returns in October with four shows. Jason Isabell and the 400 Unit headline Oct. 16, Blackberry Smoke the 17th, Indigo Girls the 23rd, and Yacht Rock Revue the 24th. All shows will be held at the Ameris Bank Ampitheatre in Alpharetta, Ga. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Sept. 11 on Live Nation’s website; each ticket permits a maximum of four people per car.
In Newcastle, England, the era of socially distanced concert venues began in August.
World’s first socially-distanced gig: Singer Sam Fender will entertain up to 2,500 fans at Newcastle venue where groups of five will watch concert on raised metal platforms.
- Concert at Gosforth Park, Newcastle saw attendees watch from raised platforms
- Some 500 metal enclosures are 6.5ft apart with up to five guests inside each
- Sam Fender’s show marks the UK’s first live music event since lockdown began
Indoor Concert Pods.
An alternative to outdoor concerts, is now being planned as the weather chills down.
It was tested out in August as Southern rock singer Travis McCready performed to 229 attendees. An extremely small trial compared to other failed attempts by the music world to get just the right arrangement of distance according to national guidelines.
Seats were being sold on Ticketmaster in “fan pods” of two, four, six, eight, 10, and 12 to keep groups of concertgoers six feet apart from other groups and limit their interaction to those with whom they’ve been quarantined.
COMING UP.. Arena Concerts…
Three 6 Mafia just announced the country’s first indoor arena concert since the pandemic hit.
The United States is seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and despite numbers spiking for a third time, Three 6 Mafia just announced the country’s first indoor arena concert since the pandemic hit.
The show is set to take place December 11 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY, and safety protocols will be in place. According to the rap group, which currently consists of Juicy J and DJ Paul, masks will be required and tickets will be sold in pods of four people or less to ensure social distancing.
The concert was approved by the Governor! THREE 6 MAFIA PERFORMING LIVE @rupp_arena limited tickets
Kentucky Sports Radio added that the venue will be limited to 15% capacity — 3,152 patrons and event staff — and concert goers will be subject to temperature checks upon entry.
Previous shows- Oct 16
This past weekend’s Save Our Stages Festival with an all-star lineup of original performances started. #SOSFEST will livestream in its entirety on NIVA’s Official YouTube Channel.
#SOSFEST is livestreaming in its entirety on NIVA’s Official YouTube Channel.
FRIDAY, October 16th
5 PM PT / 8 PM ET — Alec Benjamin, Hotel Cafe
5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET — FINNEAS, Teragram Ballroom
6 PM PT / 9 PM ET — Sebastián Yatra, Broward Center
6:40 PM PT / 9:40 PM ET — Dizzy Fae, First Avenue
7:10 PM PT / 10:10 PM ET — Macklemore, Neumos
7:50 PM PT / 10:50 PM ET — YG, Troubadour
8:15 PM PT / 11:15 PM ET — G-Eazy, The Independent
8:45 PM PT / 11:45 PM ET — Marshmello + Demi Lovato, Troubadour
8:55 PM PT / 11:55 PM ET — Dillion Francis, Teragram Ballroom
SATURDAY, October 17th
1 PM PT / 4 PM ET — Jason Mraz, Belly Up Tavern
1:40 PM PT / 4:40 PM ET — Adam Melchor, Hotel Cafe
2:10 PM PT / 5:10 PM ET — Kelsea Ballerini, Exit/In
2:40 PM PT / 5:40 PM ET — JP Saxe, Troubadour
3:15 PM PT / 6:15 PM ET — Cautious Clay, World Cafe Live
3:55 PM PT / 6:55 PM ET — Bea Miller, Teragram Ballroom
4;35 PM PT / 7:35 PM ET — Gus Dapperton, (Le) Poisson Rouge
5:15 PM PT / 8:15 PM ET — Phoebe Bridgers, Troubadour
6:00 PM PT / 9 PM ET — Rise Against, Metro
6:25 PM PT / 9:25 PM ET — Brittany Howard, Ryman Auditorium
6:55 PM PT / 9:55 PM ET — Leon Bridges, Troubadour
7:15 PM PT / 10:15 PM ET — Miley Cyrus, Whisky a Go-Go
7:35 PM PT / 10:35 PM ET — Foo Fighters, Troubadour
8:10 PM PT / 11:10 PM ET — The Roots, Apollo
9:20 PM PT / 12:20 AM ET — Portugal. The Man, Crystal Ballroom
10:10 PM PT / 1:10 AM ET — Major Lazer, Gramps
SUNDAY, October 18th
2 PM PT / 5 PM ET — Little Big Town, Exit/in
2:35 PM PT / 5:35 PM ET — Brothers Osborne, Mercy Lounge
3:05 PM PT / 6:05 PM ET — Dave Matthews, Jefferson Theater
3:40 PM PT / 6:40 PM ET — Monica, Center Stage
3:55 PM PT / 6:55 PM ET — Black Pumas, The Parish
4:10 PM PT / 7:10 PM ET — Nathaniel Rateliff, Boulder Theater
4:50 PM PT / 7:50 PM ET — Reba McEntire, Ryman Auditorium
5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET — The Revivalists, Tipitina’s
6:05 PM PT / 9:05 PM ET — The Lumineers, Boulder Theater
Written by Jacqueline Jax