Trying our best to stop the spread of the coronavirus certainly is serious business, and unfortunately we for-see some more serious implications coming our way as an all ages music venue. Yesterday we announced that we were pulling the plug on shows from now through the end of March after Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in that timeframe. After that and also yesterday, the Center for Disease Control issued a new guidance recommending no public gatherings of 50 or more people be held between now and the next eight weeks.
This just about means no shows for us during that time frame as well – things are changing very rapidly on a day-to-day basis with the coronavirus and the state’s response to preventing it. We are not officially cancelling all of the shows we had lined up through 8 weeks (May 10th), but the chances of them happening are looking unlikely. There were previously a total of fifteen shows we had scheduled (some of which were not announced yet) in that time period.
A number of downtown shops are beginning to close as well, we are *loosely* open today and these next few days our normal hours of 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, but everything is changing so rapidly that we are embracing for having to close store. We are continuing to sell music online through Discogs, and will likely be launching a separate store for shirts and other merchandise very soon.