Concerts are coming back with what looks to be a busy, competitive fall season. But the Small Business Association’s sluggish rollout of the $16 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program that Congress approved in December is leaving independent venues and promoters ill-prepared for a robust return.
As of midday June 21, 1,445 applicants have been awarded funds from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant federal relief program that was signed into law Dec. 27.
After some encouraging signs that Belgian dance mega-festival Tomorrowland would move forward with its 2021 event, hopes were dashed today with the announcement that local government officials will not allow the festival to happen.
With seven back-to-back concerts confirmed, Grupo Firme will make history ast first Latin act to perform the most shows in a single calendar year at L.A.’s Staples Center.
Activated Events is launching the first live festival-style shows this weekend following California’s reopening with their Boots In The Park series.
Bobby Garza is “staffing up” at the Long Center as demand increases. But many venues are still waiting for help.
Carnegie Hall will resume performances in October following a 1 1/2-year closure caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Nobody’s ever said stop, and then go, all at the same time. It’s incredible,” Bobby Garza says of the quickened pace of opening efforts across live music.
Grand Ole Opry announced that every ticket in the 4,400-seat Opry House is available for the first time since March 10, 2020.