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The concert/live event industry remains one of the hardest-hit during the coronavirus pandemic, but a number of professionals are rather optimistic about 2021 seeing a return to full capacity concerts and events.

Pollstar & VenuesNow shared their “2020 State of the Industry Survey” in which over 1,350 professionals participated in, and 54.7% of those survey said they believe their industry would be back at full capacity in 2021.

Of that 54.7%, 2.07% of respondents think full capacity events will happen in Q1 2021, while 16.26% said Q2 2021, 24.76% said Q3 2021 and 11.60% said Q4 2021.

Of the remaining respondents on that poll, 30.6% said full capacity events wouldn’t return until 2022, while 14.71% said “I have no idea.”

The survey notes, “But it is further encouraging that the survey asked only when the industry would return to ‘full capacity,’ when certainly the live business will be considerably further along than currently. This because we have seen a slow but steady return of live events since at least May 18, when Travis McCready, formerly of Bishop Gunn, safely and successfully played the first ticketed comeback show at TempleLive in Fort Smith, Ark., to last weekend where The Dallas Cowboys beat the Atlanta Falcons before 21,708 fans at AT&T Stadium.”

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