For the first time since February 2020, the Strathmore Musical Arts Society is hosting a concert at the Strathmore Travelodge.
The concert is organized in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and as Linda Storkson will tell you, “We have the approval of Alberta Health Services (AHS).”
Brooke Quinn, head of marketing for the Musical Arts Society, said the team is bringing back some town favorites and is optimistic they can move forward.
“It’s the Blake Reid Band and Over the Moon. We’ve featured them, I know for sure, twice in the past, and the opening for them is Locals,” she said.
“They’re excited to come out and be able to play live music again and we know they’re a hit with Strathmore and the surrounding area so we thought why not?”
Boasting an entry fee that won’t cost an arm and a lung, attendees will receive a three-course meal with their admission to the event.
“Of course, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 is required for entry,” Quinn added. “We’ve had talks with AHS and they’ve said we can continue as normal as long as we make sure people are vaccinated or have tested negative.”
“It’s good that we can race as usual. I know people are probably excited to be able to go out and do things now.
The Musical Arts Society had previously scheduled the Two Bit Bandits to perform at an event earlier in the year, but due to tightened health restrictions at the time, the event was canceled shortly before its scheduled opening. .
Quinn said she was optimistic about attendance at the event, provided people were comfortable going out. Believes this will help attract an audience, knowing that vaccinations are mandatory.
“I know Blake Reid Band and Over the Moon are both very popular in the community, and the last time I think it was a sold-out show.”
The team hopes to see a crowd of 100 to 150 attend the show. Quinn said that was a figure based on site capacity as well as operational guidelines.
Attendees will be required to wear masks when not at their tables and not on the dance floor.
Tickets for the show are available at Assist Business Centre, ConnectFirst Credit Union, Pro Water Systems and Strathmore Home Hardware. The show is set to play Saturday, Nov. 6, with doors opening at 6 p.m.
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