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With it being March next year at least you are in with a chance. I have tickets for Joshua Redman at the beginning of July and I am just waiting for the show to be cancelled. Everything before it has gone. I guess they are waiting for May to roll around.
 

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well, people are making plans for the future but, realistically, before there is a vaccine there will be very little chance to ever be in a closed space with large groups of people.

I certainly wish OP and the band that they will be able to congregate next year in a theater. I can see how people wold go to a drive in though. Don't be too disappointed if they cancel the event and hopefully refund you the money (supposing people are buying tickets at this point in time for an event, nearly one year from now which may or may not take place)

https://gritdaily.com/entertainment-different-vaccine/

"...Music
Like every aspect of the entertainment industry, the music industry is facing major changes because of COVID-19. Music festivals are pretty much all on hold along with any concert tours for the foreseeable future. Until there is a vaccine, all of these events are going to stay on hold.

In lieu of live events, musicians are increasingly taking to Instagram Live to share their talents with the community. Like every other form of entertainment, music is going increasingly virtual. It's a change that's going to stay necessary until there is a vaccine for COVID-19...."

What really is unimaginable, but will be reality, I guess, is how to reopen the restaurant/hospitality industry?!? Starbucks in masks? It ain't looking good until lots of testing, treatment and vaccine comes around.
 

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It鈥檚 difficult to see how this can end soon, maybe by next March. But people are already getting stir-crazy and thinking they can let down their guard a bit and if the theatres open people will go. If Joshua Redman isn鈥檛 cancelled here, and I can鈥檛 believe it won鈥檛 be, I will be too afraid to go but some will and I fear we will be back to square one. Sorry to hi-jack the thread but I see the Far East part of his tour is cancelled but you can still book for Europe; madness.
 

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Well, we'll see what happens nearer the time.

The Swiss are a pragmatic bunch and they seem to have large gatherings on the agenda

https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78818.html

Then it depends what we understand by 'large'. At the end of Feb or so, gatherings of less a hundred people were still allowed. The same thing in March next year would mean th that the concert could happen.
 

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Well, just outside, in Adliswil:

http://show-ticket.ch/3304210
Thanks (almost-) neighbour. It is hard to conceive just now how the entertainment activity will restart. As a semi-pro player, I have 2 open gigs in autumn 2020. I'm not over-optimistic. March 2021 might sound a bit more realistic.
 

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well we shall see, but the majority of people , even in places where there are lot of people who appear to have recovered , think that we will need to mantain social distancing for years, Harvard University considers the possibility that we may have to do this until 2022 unless we find a vaccine or a therapy , all of which has yet to come.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200324-covid-19-how-social-distancing-can-beat-coronavirus

herd immunity ...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...herd-immunity-to-beat-coronavirus-we-need-it/

https://www.sciencealert.com/why-herd-immunity-will-not-save-us-from-the-covid-19-pandemic
 

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well we shall see, but the majority of people , even in places where there are lot of people who appear to have recovered , think that we will need to mantain social distancing for years, Harvard University considers the possibility that we may have to do this until 2022 unless we find a vaccine or a therapy , all of which has yet to come.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200324-covid-19-how-social-distancing-can-beat-coronavirus

herd immunity ...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...herd-immunity-to-beat-coronavirus-we-need-it/

https://www.sciencealert.com/why-herd-immunity-will-not-save-us-from-the-covid-19-pandemic
Herd immunity as a strategy is dumb, we might still reach it. Otherwise agree with you. You said optimism is good though ;-)
 

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Herd immunity as a strategy really is a bad idea, they were hoping to try it in the UK but people took the matter into their own hands. I think planning something almost a year away is a reasonable and positive thing to do and I see that Switzerland thinks it鈥檚 ahead of the curve. I have plane tickets for Venice in December so I鈥檓 also being optimistic but realistically I know I might lose my money.
 

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40.- Swiss Franks for a ticket? That wouldn't even cover the agency fees here. Sometimes you have to pay this to see local bands around Denver. Time to move to Switzerland!
It will most likely make a loss, unless enough sponsorship is found by then. Tricky to ask people for money these days.

Most small concerts charge around this figure, it's probably what most people will pay. With this being jazz, it becomes even harder to ask for more. I have paid more to see Liebman and Sanborn in bigger venues, which makes no sense, as smaller venues (fewer tickets) make the experience more pleasant and the amount of money that has to be raised through ticket sales needs to be bigger.
 

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The scientists are the heroes, so lets hope and pray that they can find some answer for all of us. It would be great to go see live music again, and to be gigging again, but I am not going into areas with even a handful of people for any reason, until I know it is safe...

This will be quite a while, I am afraid.

No matter how much you want to get out, please put your safety and everyone elses safety at the forefront.
 

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In the Netherlands at the Bimhuis (depending on the fame of the players) prices are much or slightly lower and sometimes much higher . For many years the place could only function because the council (and maybe other patrons too) offered them a grant.
 

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This may well need to happen in other places for a while, if professional artists that make a living out of live events are not to be left on their own through the crisis.

Not everyone can go live on social media and for those who do, the experience is not the same as being in the same room, even if the sound gear is good. I've watched a few live streams and supported the artists in question, but if this continues much longer, I'd much rather buy their records.
 
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