While headlines are starting to include words like “peak” when it comes to the Omicron variant, well, that’s not happening in Dane County. Here in Madison your chances of testing COVID positive remain about 1-in-4. The virus has once again shown who’s in control over what we do…if we want to do it safely.
In the local music community live shows have been canceled and / or rescheduled this month. Many shows are staying on the books, too, but protocols at clubs are changing, tightening, and venue owners hope for the best and adjust, often reducing total crowd capacity…just like in the bad old days.
Earlier this week, Andy Moore did some reporting for arts and culture outlet Tone Madison on how small venues are coping with the latest crunch of COVID-19. This morning on the Buzz, he’s in conversation with two people who were kind enough to participate in that story and for whom these stakes are very high: Brennan Nardi, owner of Madison’s Harmony Bar, and Toffer Christensen, promoter and booker for the Bur Oak.
Photo courtesy Andy Moore/Tone Madison