We have suspended our concerts through this spring, at least. We may not be able to open until summer, or fall. This is a very difficult time, especially for artists, and small businesses. And hopefully none of you or your friends or family are directly affected by COVID-19 illness. We plan to reschedule cancelled concerts as we can. We are still working on renovations on our new location, and will see how the year unfolds now that vaccines are available.
Given the intimacy of our venue, we want to make sure to comply with the CDC and Indiana Department of Health Guidelines to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, and protect our patrons. During this down time, we have moved to a new space downtown in the East Bank Village District at the Commerce Center Building. We are very excited about our new space which will allow us to increase our capacity, but keep the intimacy. We will be spending March and April continuing to prepare the space, while awaiting the pandemic to slow down and allow us to resume events. We will emerge from this isolation with a new vibrancy!! We miss everyone and miss our concerts and Open Session camaraderie.
We still plan an Open-House-Grand-Emergence-Ribbon-Cutting-Event once we are all settled. We'll post updates on our website as things start to evolve more. We know that scheduling the touring groups will be a challenge in 2021, as some of the touring groups who planned to reschedule this summer had to postpone their tours again since many venues are still struggling during this time. The country awaits the calming of the Pandemic Storm. All the musicians out there miss performing for live audiences, but do benefit from the live stream performances if people donate to them. So please consider donating your "admission ticket fee" while watching a free live streaming concert. We do plan to continue co-hosting live streaming events while we are closed, and increase our Home Grown Series programming to feature our local jazz artists once we can open again.
We'll see you on the other side, and we'll be back ! Keep spreading the love, and the love of jazz :)
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Merrimans' Playhouse, Inc.
518 Marquette Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617