BRENTWOOD, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Like many companies in the age of the coronavirus, talent agency Patriot Artists has pivoted to new business models, and in an inversion of the typical model, staged a live, socially distanced concert in central Tennessee.
The concert, a package show which featured the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ including Taylor Dayne, Tiffany and Lisa Lisa, with the show emceed by a DJ who weaved other classic hits from the era in between sets and after the final headliner performance.
The concert took place on the privately owned golf course The Governor’s Club in Brentwood, Tennessee, Friday, September 18th with social distancing and other safety protocols in place.
The music took place on an outdoor stage and fans remained in a separate area, each spaced eight feet apart from one another. The venue also included VIP pods, as well as food trucks around the perimeter.
Safety measures included a mask requirement for fans, and temperature checks at entry points.
“I decided it was time to create and adapt and get on with living! I want artists, crew, and of course, my colleagues working again,” said Patriot Artists Agency Owner, Stephen Brush. Ladies of the ’80s has offered that feel-good social distanced experience that brings people to a happy place safely. Based on this proof of concept being so successful, we are looking to produce 15-20 of these driving range concerts throughout the US for the remainder of the year and then look to produce 50-75 of them next year.”
“When Stephen approached me about the event, I saw an opportunity to demonstrate that live events can return in a safe manner,” said production manager Mark Kocourek. “We were able to implement the CDC guidelines and Event Safety Alliance best practices. We brought in a COVID Compliance Officer to oversee the implementation of temp checks, mandatory masks, and social distancing. Our detailed plan allowed the audience to safely enjoy a high-quality performance for the first time since March. It was a pleasure to have a great event and prove that our industry can evolve during these trying times.”