Flossie Norton, 68, of Detroit checks out the Majestic Theatre marquee as she and her grandson Michael Morgan, 10, of Detroit get out for some fresh air. “The streets are naked” said Norton. (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has paved the way for a more extensive opening of concert venues in Michigan starting Oct. 9 — though it will still be far from business as usual for struggling clubs and theaters.
Under an executive order issued Friday, the governor will permit attendance at indoor performance venues to grow to 20 people per 1,000 square feet for open spaces, and 20% of capacity for fixed-seating situations.
Attendance will be capped at 500 regardless.
Whitmer’s previous order, issued early in the summer, had limited indoor performance venues to 10 people.
Outdoor venues, previously limited to 100, will be allowed 30 people per 1,000 square feet, or 30%