Nation’s First Socially Distant Concert Takes Place in AR

Travis McCready of Bishop Gunn played to 229 people on Monday.

Everyone is anxious to return to “normal”, but what does that even mean- especially for concerts?

The nation’s first socially distant concert just took place in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The concert took place at the TempleLive music venue and was originally schedueld for Friday, May 15 but was moved to Monday due to restrictions with Arkansas’ reopening plans.

Monday was the first day the concert was legally allowed to take place.

TempleLive took increased safety measures like:

-Capacity reduced by 80% from 1,100 to 229.
-Venue sanitized prior to each event via fog sprayers.
-Masks available for purchase if desired.
-Per CDC guidelines, one-way walk-ways in theater managed by TempleLive employees.
-6-feet of separation from all seating groups or fan pods.
-10 person limit in all restrooms.
-All soap and paper towel dispensers are no-touch.
-Closure of bathroom fixtures to maintain 6-feet of distance during use.
-Temperatures of attendees to be taken at entry points.
-All beverages prepackaged or have lids.
-TempleLive employees actively wipe down touchpoints in venue and restrooms.

Does this sound FUN to anyone?