Many events, conferences, concerts, award shows and festivals scheduled in early spring have been cancelled or postponed due to the growing health concerns of the Coronavirus. Check out below which events have made their announcements.
Cooper River Bridge Run: Postponed
"Consistent with our mission of promoting community and individual health and wellness, the April 4th, 2020 Cooper River Bridge Run will be rescheduled to August 1st, 2020. In cooperation with community and municipal leaders, the Cooper River Bridge Run will continue to work to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our region and our race participants. We look forward to welcoming you in August for a memorable weekend in Charleston. In the meantime, stay healthy and continue your preparation to “Get Over It!” The CRBR will keep everyone up to date with more information as it becomes available and wants to thank the county for coordinating with local mayors and staff in making this important change in schedule.⠀
For additional information, please visit http://bit.ly/2wRjNMe. "
Charleston's ARTFEST 2020: Cancelled
Mount Pleasant officials say Artfest 2020, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled “to safeguard against COVID-19 and the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.”
Baby Shark Live: Postponed
"The May 12 performance of Baby Shark Live! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center has been postponed and rescheduled for a later date to be announced. Tickets for the May 12 performance will be honored for the rescheduled date and refunds are available at point of purchase if ticket buyers are unable to attend the rescheduled performance, North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center spokesman Alan Coker said. The current tour, previously scheduled to play over 100 cities across the US and Canada through June 27, 2020, will announce new dates as soon as possible."
BenefitFocus One Place 2020: Now Virtual
"BenefitFocus announced Monday its One Place 2020 Event scheduled for March 17-19 at the Gaillard Center will become a virtual event only. This step was deemed necessary to protect the health of those planning to attend the event, company spokesman George Evanko said. Details regarding registration and viewing sessions for the virtual conference will be made available in the coming days and posted online at https://www.benefitfocus.com/one-place. Attendees for this year’s One Place will be reimbursed for their registration fees. Representatives of Benefitfocus are directly contacting those who had registered to attend with further details on next steps."
Cher Concert at North Charleston Coliseum: Postponed
"The upcoming Cher concert at the North Charleston Coliseum scheduled for March 20 has been postponed to Sept. 12."
North Charleston St. Patrick's Day Parade: Cancelled
"🍀🚨North Charleston's St. Patrick’s Day Block Party and Parade is canceled.🚨🍀"
South Carolina Stingrays Hockey Season: Cancelled
"The @echlhockey has suspended play of the 2019-20 season, effective immediately."
Lauren Daigle Concert at North Charleston Coliseum: Postponed
Lauren Daigle’s concert scheduled for Thursday night at the North Charleston Coliseum has been rescheduled to Aug. 17. Previously purchased tickets for the concert will be honored for the rescheduled date. If ticket buyers are unable to attend on August 17, refunds are available at point of purchase.
Kane Brown ALL March Shows: Postponed
"The health and safety of our fans is the most important thing to us. We're disappointed and sorry we can't come play for you in March. But look forward to seeing you guys later this year!"
This includes the Charleston concert originally set for March 26th which is now scheduled for October 15th.
Volvo Car Open: Cancelled
Black Expo 2020: Postponed
UPDATE: Black Expo 2020 scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Charleston Area Convention Center has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo: Cancelled
“In the interest of public health, the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department have ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to close. The Rodeo will respectfully and dutifully comply with the City’s order.The Rodeo is deeply saddened; however, the safety and well-being of our guests and our community is our top priority. Out of precaution, the City has decided that this is the best course of action for our community. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a fabric of this community since 1932. Having to close early is extremely difficult as guests, volunteers, exhibitors, rodeo athletes and entertainers look forward to the 20 days of the Rodeo each year.” Country stars who’d been scheduled to play include Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan.
Old Dominion's show's at the Country 2 Country festivals: Cancelled
“After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the @c2cfestival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow. We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority.”
Stagecoach and Coachella: Postponed
According to one of Stagecoach and Coachella's producers, Goldenvoice, both California festivals originally scheduled for April, will now take place in October, 2020. As two of the West Coast’s largest country music festivals, this year’s lineup offered Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and many more.
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival: Postponed
“After heavy consideration, in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the Coronavirus, we have decided to reschedule Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival to later this year, in the Summer. We feel this is the responsible decision, and it is supported by Tin Pan venues and sponsors involved in the festival. We want to thank everyone who had planned to participate in or attend the festival, and appreciate the support in rescheduling it.”
Zac Brown Band's Spring Leg of The Owl Tour: Postponed
“Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of The Owl Tour. This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority. Rescheduled dates for all spring shows (through Nashville on April 25) will be announced soon. We ask that our fans retain their tickets as they will be honored on the new dates. At this time, our Roar With The Lions Summer 2020 tour dates (commencing in May) will be performed as planned.”
Reba McEntire Spring Leg of 2020 Tour: Postponed
"For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We'll get through this together."
Blake Shelton Tour: Cancelled
“Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons—chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being—we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour,” said Blake. “Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!”
Kenny Chesney 11 Tour Dates: Cancelled
“You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences,” says Kenny. “In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing.
“So, while we wait to see how this terrible virus is going to impact our country, I think it’s only fair to move these first several dates now. We are figuring some of this out as we go, but I know people buy airline tickets, book hotel rooms—and I wanted to try to give everyone as much time to sort that out as possible.”
The ACM Awards is still scheduled for April 5th and is being closely monitored. More information on cancelled or postponed concerts, events and award shows will be updated as seen.
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