ACM Awards brings live performances back to TV amid pandemic
This combination photo shows country singers, from left, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Mickey Guyton who will perform at this year's ACM Awards in Nashville. (AP Photo)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, there won’t be fake fans, canned applause or pre-taped acceptance speeches. After a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards show wants to bring the live television experience back again. The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for the first time. “I don’t know if it’s gonna look like an NFL Draft night when we hand out the awards,” Urban said laughing.
Amid pandemic, Live Nation announces drive-in concert series
(AP Photo)NEW YORK Tour promoter Live Nation has announced its first-ever drive-in concerts series in the U.S. for July, months after the live music industry has been on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. All venue staff are required to wear masks, and Live Nation requests that attendees wear masks upon arrival, where there will be contact-less ticket scanning through their windows. Masks are not required once fans are in their designated tailgate areas, and Live Nation is not requiring that fans wear gloves. Tom See, president of Live Nation Venues-US Concerts, said the company spent months working to find a safe, enjoyable way to put on live shows during the pandemic. A menu of hot food items and nonalcoholic will be available for purchase, Live Nation said.
The Five Best Concerts in Miami This Weekend
Tickets cost $40.25 to $110. Friday, they're hitting Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, where you can not only get "Lost in Love" but also try your luck at the slots. 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek; 954-977-6700; ticketmaster.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami; ticketmaster.com. 11 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Floyd Miami, 34 NE 11th St., Miami; 786-618-9447; floydmiami.com.miaminewtimes.com