After months of COVID postponements, many shows resume
The third time could be the spell of the airborne toxic event.
The group is scheduled to perform at Newport Music Hall on October 17th.
He was also due to play on May 2 of this year.
And October 25, 2020.
The two PromoWest Productions, which operates Express Live, Newport Music Hall, The Basement and A&R Music Hall; and the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, which operates the Ohio Theater, Palace Theater, Southern Theater, Lincoln Theater, Riffe Theater Complex, and McCoy Theater, have been busy scheduling and rescheduling shows, some of which have been reserved. several times in the past 18 months.
“We have had several shows that have been rescheduled several times,” said Marissa McClennan, Marketing Director of PromoWest Productions.
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Among those shows are COIN – originally scheduled for March 2020, moved to May 2020 and now scheduled for October 10 of this year – and Fozzy, originally scheduled for July of last year, then October of last year, then May. of this year, and now for September 2.
CAMA faced the same challenges.
“We had planned a few shows on the weekend that COVID really hit last March, and we took those shows and moved them to the fall. And then we said, OK, it’s still going to be there in the fall, so we’re going to push them back into the spring, because it’s gonna be fine in the spring. And then it was supposed to be spring, and we pushed them into fall 2021. It was interesting, ”said Rich Corsi, CAPA vice president of programming.
Among the many shows CAPA has reprogrammed include Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, comedian Leanne Morgan and Broadway in Columbus shows such as “Cats.”
“You don’t just pick a show and move it on the road. You have to build the rescheduling into the schedules, ”Corsi said. All shows are on the upcoming schedule: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (October 3, Southern Theater), Neil deGrasse Tyson (September 21, Palace Theater), Leanne Morgan (September 16, Palace Theater) and “Chats” (11- January 16, Ohio Theater).
As PromoWest rescheduled, it moved artists from location to location.
“Sometimes when a show can play at Newport Music Hall and we think we can sell enough tickets to make it worth it, we move it to Express Live, where the show can be outside. We always try to push things from the inside out as much as possible, ”said McClellan.
“Most of the shows we have until mid-October are outdoors. We have been outside at the end of October some years, but the weather can be very unpredictable. We will if we have to, but we are trying not to go past mid-October, ”she said.
“I’ve been with CAPA for over 30 years now, and naturally I see new things happening every day, but it’s a story that’s totally out of left field,” Corsi said. “We had no idea how consumers would manage it, how artists would manage it, how agencies would manage it, how our business would manage it. But it was phenomenal. A few people who cannot make an appointment are reimbursed, but most people keep their tickets. For the most part, people are just excited that we are trying to find a way to do it safely and bring these artists in so that people can enjoy the live shows again. “