The COVID-19 pandemic has made an undeniable impact on the ability for others to gather and perform, making it more difficult for both artists and lovers of the arts to enjoy their passion. The good news? The development of multiple vaccines and their speedy distribution is making it so that many states feel safe gradually opening back up and inviting the public to return to some semblance of a normal day-to-day experience as we attempt to recover over time.
This means that many cities have begun making certain performance events and spaces open again for artists who want to dive back into what they love to do most. Take, for example, Louisiana, which has recently announced that they’ll be easing restrictions to make it possible for fairs and festivals to once again deliver joy to the local population. As we described in our most recent blog post:
“Along with a whole host of eased restrictions, Phase 3 brings back fairs and festivals, although a lot of the big ones like Jazz Fest have already been rescheduled for the fall.
Right now, outdoor fairs and festivals can be held at 50% capacity with no cap on attendance, but everyone there has to be six feet apart.”
Although the conditions of reopening and the various rules and regulations applied to local performance space will differ based on your county or state, you can expect to find more opportunities being made available to you as we continue to navigate this crisis. That being said, many performers may be wondering where they can find such opportunities to help them return to their passion or career.
If you’re looking to stay on top of opportunities and find more ways to perform as more locations open up and capacity limits begin to rise, you’ll want to keep up with FestivalNet! We are an organization that publishes the most extensive and comprehensive database of festivals and fairs in North America. We wrap this data around technologically current tools and resources relevant to the professional exhibiting artist, craftsperson, musician, band, service provider, booking agent, vendor, promoter, and festival-goer.
A leader in the festivals and special events industry since 1996, we generate over 1,300,000+ monthly visitors and publish detailed event data on 12,000+ festivals, art shows, art and craft shows, music festivals, and other events. No matter whether you’re an artist looking to connect with upcoming art shows, food festivals, or musical festivals, our extensive collection of scheduled events makes it possible for you to seamlessly find the right opportunities for your skills and schedule.
If you’re excited to get back to doing what you do best as the world reopens to the arts and the community, make sure to check back regularly to see what events are scheduled for future dates and calls for artists so that you can start booking gigs that fill your pockets and your soul. Your next event is right at your fingertips!