SOhO Restaurant & Music Membership is protecting its doorways open for gigs, making it one of many more and more few native venues with a stuffed calendar of occasions for this month, as many have cancelled its March reveals to curtail the additional spreading of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
SOhO proprietor and expertise purchaser Gail Hansen instructed the Information-Press that her venue can be staying open so long as the bands and artists she booked can and wish to nonetheless play given present situations. Nonetheless, to reduce its crowd sizes and cut back the chance of virus spreading, the music membership has capped attendance at its reveals to 200 individuals.
Whereas SOhO could also be weathering the problem of COVID-19, the checklist of native venues with cancelled performances has continued to develop. Although the Chumash On line casino beforehand knowledgeable the Information-Press of its intention to go ahead with tonight’s Prince Royce efficiency, the venue introduced Friday that the present is cancelled all different future performances have been postponed till additional discover.
Those that purchased tickets with bank cards will get computerized refunds inside seven to 10 enterprise days and those that purchased tickets with money can get refunds on the CLUB contained in the Chumash On line casino, officers mentioned.
The Granada Theatre is cancelling or suspending all performances remaining on its callendar for the month of March to adjust to California public well being officers’ suggestions that gatherings of 250 individuals or extra be cancelled or postponed. A press launch from the venue instructs ticket holders to go to GranadaSB.org/Covid-Type and comply with the web page’s prompts to be taught extra about what their choices are concerning their tickets. They’ll additionally name the Granada’s field workplace at (805) 899-2222, however ought to count on important wait instances.
UCSB Arts & Lectures has cancelled all of its upcoming occasions by means of April 26. A few of the occasions are pending rescheduling and solely the April three efficiency by Samin Nosrat and Yotam Ottolenghi at the moment has a rescheduled date, Might 2.
“We all know this unprecedented motion can be disappointing to our audiences as it’s to us,” officers mentioned in a press launch issued Friday. “Nonetheless, the well-being of our college students, patrons, artists, workers members, and neighborhood is paramount throughout this time. We hope these actions will make a significant distinction as all of us face this tough state of affairs collectively.”
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Different native occasions which have been scrapped because of the coronavirus embrace the 2020 Builder Video games scheduled for Might 9, the Ojai Performing Arts Theater’s upcoming performances of “Harvey,” that are being rescheduled for the autumn, and the Santa Barbara Blues Society’s 43rd birthday present gala on March 21, which has been postponed indefinitely.
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