TempleLive To Livestream Tonight’s Travis McCready Concert
TempleLive, the Fort Smith, Arkansas venue where tonight Travis McCready is playing what is being billed as the “First Fan Attended Concert In The World Since the COVID 19 Virus Shutdowns,’ announced it will be
McCready formerly fronted the Southern rockers Bishop Gunn straight out of Natchez, Mississippi and opened for The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman and Kid Rock among others.
Opening the show is Brown, a Tulsa native who has opened for artists such as Grammy award winner Halestorm and Jay Leno and played alongside country singer Cody Jinks.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19 at 3:00 ET/12:00 PT, McCready and Mike Brown of TempleLive, the show’s promoter will appear on Pollstar Live’s Digital Session via Facebook live (www.facebook.com/pollstar).
Both McCready and TempleLive’s Brown, for the last several weeks, have been at the eye of a global media storm as they tangled with state authorities over their comeback performance. The ticketed show, which saw the 1,100-capacity venue cut down to 229, was originally slated for May 15, until the state of Arkansas issued a cease and desist order and ripped down the venue’s licenses, which resulted in the show being moved to May 18. This because the state had slated its openings for three days later despite giving indications shows would return earlier.
Brown has gone above and beyond the State guidelines for other public gatherings with capital outlays for disinfectant, fog sprayers, touchless thermometers, masks, pre-packaged drinks and a full staff for a show limited to a fifth of the venue’s 1,100 capacity. He also traced the geographical locations of ticket buyers and shared that information with the state’s Department of Health — practices that may become standard going forward.
Below is the full-list of precautions TempleLive is taking:
TEMPLELIVE COVID OPERATING PROTOCOL
• CAPACITY REDUCED TO 239 80% OF CAPACITY.
• VENUE WILL BE SANITIZED PRIOR TO EACH EVENT VIA FOG SPRAYERS.
• MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR PATRONS ABOVE THE AGE OF TEN.
• ALL TEMPLELIVE EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS
• THE PERFORMERS WILL MAINTAIN A MINIMUM OF 12 FEET FROM AUDIENCE
• TEMPLELIVE WILL MONITOR AND MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCING ON ALL LINES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY
• HAND SANITIZER STATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL ENTRANCES AND EXITS AND AVAILABLE TO ALL PATRONS
• REQUIRED SIGNAGE WILL BE PLACED AT ALL ENTRANCES AND EXITS
• 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 DISPENSORS WILL BE 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 WILL BE PREPACKAGED OR HAVE LIDS.
• TEMPLELIVE EMPLOYEES WILL BE ACTIVELY WIPPING DOWN TOUCH POINTS IN VENUE AND RESTROOMS.