The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on people’s everyday lives. Things that may have been routine like eating inside restaurants or sitting in coffee shops have come to a stop with social distancing.
This new reality of staying at home has led to canceled events in the community. Crown Point’s 4th of July parade that happens in downtown Crown Point square has been canceled until further notice. Other cancelations include iHeartRadio and Billboard Music Awards that are planned to be rescheduled for when it is safe enough to host them. Lots of music festivals have been canceled, but so far Lollapalooza is still on schedule. Chicago’s popular music festival will take place at the end of July.
Coronavirus has made musical artists cancel or postpone their tours around the world. While some artists have canceled their tours completely, others have told fans to hold on to their tickets until 2021. Jonas Brothers and Madonna have canceled their performances without any plans to reschedule for a later date. Among those who postponed their tours are Doja Cat, Harry Styles and Camila Cabello.
Even though events are being canceled, fans can still stream music. Instagram live streams have been a source for artists to keep playing their music without having to leave their homes. Radio stations and podcasts have also kept fans entertained with Q&A’s and live performances.