Thursday, April 30, 2020

Event waiting game

WITH MUCH OF downtown Quincy shut down due to the stay-at-home order, we play the waiting game, especially for the big events this summer.

Already we've called off the Dogwood Parade this weekend. Gus Macker is not happening this year on Memorial Day Weekend. We've lost two Plaza shows (the popular acoustic acts in the First Mid Bank plaza near 7th and Maine) and we probably won't have the other two in May, unless the stay-at-home order is lifted and/or modified.

Now we wait for June. Blues In The District is the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. We also have noon shows that day in Washington Park. We simply don't know what is going to happen, though I can tell you the District folks are working on some pretty cool ideas.

Then comes Q-Fest on the last weekend in June. I have no idea what the plans are but no doubt the event is in trouble. Let's hope things get better in a hurry.

So give the organizers of these big summer events some time and respect difficult decisions that need to be made. It's my fervent hope we see you again at the big downtown Quincy events, when we can do it safely.

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