Kent County Administrative Health Officer Adam London cautions venues, performers and fans that the reopening of bars and restaurants comes with rigid rules and risks of spreading COVID-19, especially when it comes to live music at this critical juncture. The Local Spins interview with some advice for fans, performers and businesses.
COVID-19 concerns are wreaking havoc with free community concerts in cities across Michigan, with some delaying shows and others canceling summer series, sometimes sparking angry reactions from residents. Get the lowdown on which series are still hoping to continue and what issues organizers are wrestling with.
Venues are rallying for federal aid and short-term prospects for live music appear bleak. See what some experts and concertgoers say about the future of the live music industry amid COVID-19, their concerns about inconsiderate fans and the impact of a possible vaccine. Plus, see how you can help venues in their struggle for survival.