The Live-Stream Adaption

With challenges come opportunity.  The pandemic is proof of that.  From the rapid development of vaccines to the increase in e-commerce, among others, so too the live event sector has found new opportunities. Even as the industry has had to deal with mandates, restrictions, and other industry related complications. While human beings thrive on live physical experiences, when the cards are stacked against us we adjust, creating alternatives and options to make the best next thing happen…

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Optimism for 2021 Events

It’s 2021…finally! With the events of 2020, it’s a pretty good bet that there isn’t a soul on earth that couldn’t wait for the new year to begin, a start to hopefully better days ahead. In the arts world, and specifically live music, there is optimism that perhaps at some point in 2021 the world may begin to experience something that is more representative of what we knew pre-pandemic. While it will be many months down the road before venues host full-size bands that play to large crowds, with the vaccines finally here…

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Venues:  Hanging on…Barely

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In pre-Covid days, the Key West, Florida, music scene averaged 300 live performances playing across 55 local venues per week.  As a result of the pandemic, there are now only 19 venues in Key West that are currently hosting live music, and averaging only 115 live performances per week.  Many of these performances are solo artists or duets, mainly because… 

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Music + Beer: Natural Combo

James Noble, an entrepreneur based in Palm Beach County, FL, made a direct connection between venues, live music, and beer…by creating a beer brand in June 2017, Noble Blue Ale. The tag line on the label? “Support Live Music”.  

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