State of Live in the City: Brand New Day or Groundhog Day?

LIVE In-Person, Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Friday, October 15, 2021, 2:30:00 PM UTC

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Moderator:

Mehmet Dede, Director of Programming, Drom

Despite new variants and the ever-changing guidelines dictated by science and government, the live industry is still trying its best to rebound from COVID-19. In fact, various parts of the live music ecosystem -- from venues and performers to city and state officials -- have collectively redefined the live entertainment sector on a daily basis over the last 18 months. This panel will feature an update on NYC nightlife and how to navigate the live event world during these extraordinary times, from developing protocols and giving structure to in-person performances to the safety of the performers and the public. As the music market moves forward, are we living in a post-pandemic future or a different reality? This event will take place in-person at Drom in downtown New York and as a global interactive livestream.

Cat Henry

Cat Henry

Executive Director, Live Music Society

Justin Kantor

Justin Kantor

CEO, VenuePilot & Co-Chair, NYIVA

Mehmet Dede

Mehmet Dede

Director of Programming, Drom