The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center will hold its first in-person concerts in months later this April. The first performance featuring Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion will be held April 18.
All concerts in the spring concert season will be held outdoors in the GPAC amphitheater and will follow physical distancing guidelines.
Policies in place to make these performances safer include staggered admission, digital tickets, required face coverings except when eating or drinking, hand sanitizer stations and prepackaged concessions sold only in advance to limit concession-stand congestion, according to a press release sent to The Plainsman.
Seating will be distanced by household/party in groups of two or four, which according to the press release will be “akin to outdoor theatre boxes.”
“Last March, not even a full year into our inaugural 2019–20 season, we made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone performances and programs due to the escalating COVID-19 crisis,” said Christopher Heacox, executive director of the Gogue Center. “After months of careful deliberation and planning, we are confident we have set in place the most effective protocols necessary to ensure the safety of our artists, patrons, staff, volunteers and vendors.”
Each of the upcoming performances are already sold out for in-person ticketing, as they are rescheduled past performances which were unable to be held safely. However, digital tickets will be on sale in the week leading up to the first performance.
Other performances this season will include Jazz at Lincoln Center Septet with Wynton Marsalis on April 21–22; Dover Quartet and Bridget Kibbey on May 7; The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Directed by Scotty Barnhart on May 13 and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on June 7.
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Digital tickets can be purchased on the GPAC website.
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