HOT IN ATL: State Farm Arena welcomed  the Eagles, Elton John and Ariana Grande. (Courtesy State Farm Arena) Tri-state area’s venues ready to get back to the success they were seeing before shutdown Like much of the country, the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of most venues across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. But venues are slowly coming back online. Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta Falcons hosted the Seattle Seahawks for a game on Sept. 13, albeit without fans. A stone’s throw away, State Farm Arena and the Atlanta Hawks responded to the George Floyd protests in late May and early June by arranging for the venue to become a polling place — the state’s largest — for elections in August and November. Meanwhile, clubs such as North Carolina’s Cat’s Cradle and The Orange Peel have maintained their cultural presence by hosting audience-less livestreams throughout the crisis. Top… Continue Reading Carolinas and Georgia: Ready for Action

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