On Monday, Rosanne Cash postponed all of her concerts in Florida and also including a Jan. 26 show. Music festivals such as July’s Lollapalooza in Chicago experimented with requiring attendees to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID Test.
The Parker in Fort Lauderdale citing concerns over COVID safety. 200 fans out of 385,000 tested positive in the two weeks after the event began. Movie theatres taking a hit amid the delta variant and positive COVID tests bringing filming delays. The release dates of many movies have been reshuffled as well. The eldest daughter of country music rebel Johnny Cash announced the postponement with deep regret on Twitter. Performances are hold on scheduled for Jan. 27 in Stuart and Jan.
29 Clearwater. In her tweet the 66-year-old Cash said. The state of Florida has made it impossible for these venues to require proof of vaccination and I do not wish to put my audience, my band and crew, myself and the venue staff at risk of becoming infected with COVID-19. I am disappointed and I know you are as well.
I promise to return as soon as possible. It’s reopening in September, after a $30 million renovation. The Parker has required guests to provide proof of COVID-19 status either documentation of a recent negative test or of full vaccination. Patrons must furnish a photo ID that matches the name on the documentation and even with verification are required to wear a mask throughout a performance.
In October the state announced investigations into potential violators of the state’s COVID vaccine passport law. The Parker and its operator the Broward Centre for the Performing Arts. On Monday Gov. Ron DeSantis convened a weeklong special session aimed at ensuring the state keeps its non-restrictive attitude toward COVID-19 protections.