Weekly survey: Will we be going to gigs this summer?

There is so much going with COVID right now. New variants. Travel bans. Delayed shipments of vaccinations. Confusion about who gets to go first. One dose or two? More pending vaccines. How well do they all work? What’s the length of immunity they confer? The questions are endless. It is, however, the position of the federal government that every Canadian will be vaccinated by September.

Now let’s look at live music. Glastonbury has been canceled. The Ultra Music Festival in Miami has been called off for the second year in a row. Artists have already started postponing and canceling shows for 2021. Yet some people are still optimistic that we’ll be able to go gigs as early as this summer.

So here’s the question: Do you think that we’ll be able to go to a live show of some sort this summer? Before September 1, to be specific. And would you go if you could?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Weekly survey: Will we be going to gigs this summer?

  • January 25, 2021 at 11:41 am

    yea i hope and think we will be going to concerts

  • January 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I’m going with “no”. The Winter will continue to thin out seniors’ homes and we’ll be doing lockdowns well into the Spring. Music bookings can’t be done on the fly, so few bands will be committing to live shows and clubs will barely be functioning as it is. I expect another Summer of nothing,

  • January 26, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Some markets will get to, but not Ontario for sure.


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