As we continue down the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic path we find so many questions unanswered, so many simple pleasures we just don’t know if we’ll ever see again, so many things we just don’t understand. I know I’d love to just go have a couple of beers and a bite with some friends at a bar or even a nice sit down dinner some where, but no not for a while I guess. There’s talk of pro sports like baseball coming back, but with no fans in the stands. I guess watching it on TV is better than reruns!! How about music? Our summer of great shows has all but disappeared with little hope of any turning up. So many questions about how to stage and present it safely. Live music is a staple in many of our lives whether it be a local band at one of our favorite watering holes or an amazing show at the Arcada, live jams along the Fox at RiverEdge Park or a packed crowd at The United Center, riveting rock n roll at Hollywood Casino Amphitheater or magical sounds along the lake front at Northerly Island. It will come back, but how will it be different? Here’s a look at what some in the music industry see as the future of live music.
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