Industry leaders tackle COVID-19 crisis amid many unknowns Featuring Jake Berry, Jake Berry Productions; Stuart Ross, Red Light Management; Dayna Frank, First Avenue Productions; Alex Hodges, Nederlander Concerts; Adam Kornfeld, Artist Group International; Mike Downing, Prevent Advisors; Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance; Antony Bonavita, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse; Doug Rountree, Pioneer Coach; and more. Moderator and organizer Patrick Whalen of Backstage Productions began “The Show Must Go On,” a live entertainment town hall meeting, by saying the panel of industry leaders would not be able to answer many of the pressing medical questions or when live music would start back up, but those topics clearly weighed heavily on everyone’s minds. “First of all, I wish I had a crystal ball. That’s the great unknown,” said tour production mainstay Jake Berry, echoing what has been the case from the start of COVID-19 effectively shutting down the concert business for the immediate future. […]
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