Tag: Venues

Michigan music venues can reopen with expanded capacity


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%

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One third of central London venues still haven’t reopened since lockdown

An industry body for hotels, pubs, clubs, restaurants and bars says one in three venues in central London are still closed and will remain that way until footfall in the area returns. 

The forecast was made by trade body UKHospitality, which says that until people return to central London, one third of the area’s venues won’t be able to make a viable comeback. While the figure may not come as a shock to anybody who’s taken a walk around a relatively sleepy West End lately, it’s worth noting that nationwide figures are a bit more buoyant – with just one in five hospitality venues are still shut at present across the UK. 

‘The sector in London has been hit by a triple whammy of drop-off in commuting, lack of international tourism and an absence of cultural activities – and this has been affecting businesses since early February,’ said UKHospitality CEO 

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This Labor Day Weekend, Myrtle Beach’s Indoor Live Entertainment Venues Will Reopen For Business

Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Myrtle Beach is taking a small step toward tourism – in that its live indoor entertainment attractions will again operate under certain COVID-19 related mandates.

On August 3, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster permitted the reopening of several entertainment businesses under required implement measures listed in accelerateSC, a multi-point, coronavirus pandemic response plan. Created to counteract the impact of COVID-19 within South Carolina, accelerateSC centers on revitalizing the state’s economy while providing residents with access to COVID-19 related information.

With these specific businesses in Myrtle Beach, Karen Riordan, president and CEO at Visit Myrtle Beach, noted that this measure can help recoup some lost business since their spring 2020 closures.

“On the day that [McMaster]

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