Covid may have postponed or canceled some of the live events you were looking forward to in 2020, but local venues are encouraging people to stay optimistic and follow the CDC’s guidelines in hopes that we all can get back to partying.
In July, the Nashville-based operators of The Truman KC, Marathon Live, started the campaign #MaskNowPartyLater to educate the public on how to effectively combat the coronavirus and get live events back earlier rather than later. The campaign has gained traction in Nashville and is now popping up around KC.
According to their website, #MaskNowPartyLater encourages live music lovers to use the hashtag, repost images of the phrase and share their premade graphics. It’s also encouraged that artists use the hashtag in their own creative work to share the message.
Pollstar estimates that about $8.9 billion will be lost in box offices this year, impacting millions of people who depend on the music industry to survive.
Local music companies like The Truman, The Record Machine, recordBar, Lemonade Park KC, Minibar KC and 105.1 TheX have taken the pledge to mask up, social distance and stay home. They encourage everyone to do the same so we can bring live music back as soon as possible.