Artists Make Their Way Back to the Stage

With the presence of a global pandemic, many are missing their lives pre-corona and even suffering financially from it. A group of people that might immediately come to your mind is musicians. With the power to unite hundreds of people through their art, COVID-19 has greatly stifled their ability to do so. Not only does this affect the musician mentally and financially, but fans are also craving to hear their favorite musicians live. Thankfully, being the creative people they are, artists have found ways to convey their musical creations live to their fans.

At the beginning of the lockdown, many artists performed live through live streams or “virtual concerts”. Since then, artists have found ways to display a more realistic concert. One way that has been done recently is drive-in concerts. A spin-off from the classic drive-in movie, artists have had people pull up in their cars to hear them perform live. Artists such as Snoop Dogg, the Beach Boys, and Third Eye Blind have already performed using this method which has shown to be a success.Here Are All the Drive-In Concerts Happening Due to Social Distancing | Billboard

Now that we have more information on the virus, artists are planning on returning to a more traditional concert. States like Indiana and Tennesse have decided to partially reopen their outdoor and indoor venues. This means that all of the partial reopenings are being handled with increased safety measures, such as limited seating or audience capacity, removal of high-touch offerings like bar service and food stands, temperature checks, and mandated masks for the audience members and employees. U.K. Opens First Socially Distanced Venue, With 500 Viewing Platforms - Variety

Others have already begun planning full capacity events for next summer. One of the most well-known music festivals, Rolling Loud, a five-day event that hosts some of the world’s best hip-hop has been held in venues around the United States in the past. In 2021, Rolling Loud will be held in Portugal for the first time ever. The event will be headlined by Travis Scott alongside the likes of Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Future, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Meek Mill, Young Thug, DaBaby, 2 Chainz, Lil Uzi Vert, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, and many more. With the cancellation of Rolling Loud in 2020 and resorting to a virtual festival, fans are more than excited for this festival to return next year.Portugal — Rolling Loud

Other festivals have been confirmed in the United States as well. These include but are not limited to, Summer Camp, Riot Fest, Hangout Fest, and Imagine Festival. If you are feeling deprived of live music events, go get your tickets now because they are going fast!