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Thursday, March 12, 2020

An ongoing list of events and shows canceled in Orlando because of coronavirus

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:50 PM

click to enlarge Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings leads a meeting about coronavirus on March 5, 2020 - SCREENSHOT VIA ORANGE TV/YOUTUBE
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  • Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings leads a meeting about coronavirus on March 5, 2020
Update, Tuesday March 17 | With today's announcement that Florida governor Ron DeSantis has ordered the closing of all bars and nightclubs starting today, and with similar restrictions in place for large gatherings, we will stop updating this blog post. For all intents and purposes, all event at least through the rest of March, are canceled. The calendar section will be updated as further cancelation notices come in.

Orange County officials are not taking the coronavirus pandemic lightly, and Orlando-area organizers from Amway Arena officials to DIY concert promoters are following suit, canceling or postponing events across Central Florida. We are asking those with cancellation info to let us know at news@orlandoweekly.com.



We'll continue to update this list as we learn more:

The In-Between Series: Inner Rhythm

Scheduled date: Monday, March 16, 2020
New date: Canceled
Where to get more information: Follow Downtown Arts District's Facebook page.

Life of Agony, Doyle at Soundbar

Scheduled date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Due to current events, this tour has been cancelled. All tickets will be refunded from their point of purchase."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page for any updates. 

Miss Jill Scott at Hard Rock Live

Scheduled date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "The Jill Scott concert scheduled for Wed. March 18th has been postponed to a date TBD. Official artist statement: ”Due to circumstances outside of our control, we regret to inform you that the Miss Jill Scott show Hard Rock Live Orlando has been postponed until further notice. Hang on to your tickets, we’ll email you (and post updates here) as soon as a new date is announced.” Stay safe!"
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page or the Hard Rock Live's Facebook any updates.

My Lord, What a Night at Orlando Shakes

Scheduled date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
New date: April 1, 2020
What they said: "At Orlando Shakes, we are continuing performances through Sunday, March 15. After that, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to suspend all performances for the next two weeks, March 16–March 31."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page or Orlando Shakes' website for any updates.

Joywave at the Social

Scheduled date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "I’m sure you guessed by now. I’m sure you know why. And now a message from Joywave‘s team: THE FLORIDA TOUR shows (Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, Panama City Beach) will not be taking place next week. We are working hard to reschedule these shows and we will be making an additional announcement after this weekend with specific information about rescheduled dates and all relevant information. We appreciate your patience."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page or Joywave's Facebook page for any updates.

Jordan Foley & Terry Binion: Duets at Will's Pub

Scheduled date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "Terri Binion and Jordan Foley have decided to postpone Duets to a later date. They appreciate everyone’s support and will keep you posted when the show will be set up again! They send our love to all the artists involved. Be safe and kind to each other during this frantic time."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page for any updates.

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Scheduled date: Friday-Sunday, March 20-22, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Due to current information regarding the potential spread of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and events beyond our control, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (WPSAF), scheduled for Friday, March 20, through Sunday, March 22, 2020, will be cancelled. The City of Winter Park and the WPSAF Committee decided together that the health and safety of the community, guests, event patrons, artists and staff are the very top priority. Thank you for understanding our concerns. For information related to WPSAF, please visit http://WPSAF.org"
Where to get more information: Check the festival's website for new information, and follow the City of Winter Park's Twitter feed for the very latest.

Ricardo Montaner at the Hard Rock Live

Scheduled date: Friday, March 20, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "After careful consideration, Loud And Live regrets to announce the postponement of Ricardo Montaner’s Montaner: Tour 2020 amid COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of global uncertainty, we take the safety and health of artists, the fans, staff and community very seriously."
Where to get more information: Check Ricardo Montaner's social media for updates, as well as Hard Rock Live's Facebook and website.

Clan of Xymox at the Abbey

Scheduled date: Friday, March 20, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Unfortunately, Clan of Xymox just informed us they're cancelling the remainder of their tour due to current events. Tickets will be refunded at their point of purchase. Please keep in mind this may take some time and be patient with the process of refunding said tickets."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page for updates. 

America at the Hard Rock Live

Scheduled date: Sunday, March 22, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "In an effort to do our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus among our fans and the country at large, the band America has made the decision to postpone shows booked for the coming weeks. We will do everything possible to reschedule when feasible. We encourage everyone to stay informed and follow the advice of the medical community to keep themselves healthy at this time."
Where to get more information: Check America's social media for updates, as well as Hard Rock Live's Facebook and website.


Eve Maret at the Nook on Robinson

Scheduled date: Monday, March 23, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Eve Maret has canceled the remaining dates of her tour and will be heading home. We wish her safe travels and please everyone be safe and mindful out there."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.

Tommy Stinson at the Imperial

Scheduled date: Monday, March 23, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "We are sorry to postpone this show. We will reschedule, hopefully in May? We'll see. In the meantime, we are working on refunding your tickets, please be patient with us. If you have any questions, please comment below and we will sort you out."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.

Machinist, Kill the Imposter at Soundbar

Scheduled date: Monday, March 23, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19. This event has been cancelled."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.

Hot Chelle Rae at the Abbey

Scheduled date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "Hot Chelle Rae on March 24th, 2020 at The Abbey has been postponed. This postponement is consistent with the joint global entertainment task force (AEG/Live Nation/Major Talent Agencies), in light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus). The reschedule date is to be determined; and more information will follow. Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets as they will be valid for the new date."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page or Hot Chelle Rae's Facebook page.

Circuit Church at the Nook on Robinson

Scheduled date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
New date: Canceled
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page for more information.


Rodrigo y Gabriela at the Bob Carr

Scheduled date: Friday, March 27, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "Rodrigo y Gabriela has been postponed. We are working to reschedule the date, and we will alert ticket buyers as soon as a new date has been scheduled. Ticket buyers should hold on to their tickets, which will be valid for the rescheduled performance date. We appreciate your patience, as we explore all options.."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.

India and Manny Manuel at the Hard Rock Live

Scheduled date: Friday, March 27, 2020
New date: Canceled
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.ent.

Central Florida Soul Fest

Scheduled date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "In light of the COVID 19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing guidance by the CDC, many social events around the country have been canceled, suspended or postponed. In following that guidance and in order to protect you, your family/friends and community we have decided to postpone the Central Florida Soul Fest scheduled March 28, 2020 in Orlando Florida."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page as well as the Soul Fest's official website.

Winter Park Book Festival

Scheduled date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "This event has been cancelled. The Winter Park Library is committed to the health and well-being of both its members and the Library’s staff. In order to protect the health of members, volunteers, and staff, all library-sponsored classes and events scheduled from March 14 through March 31 will be cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event soon."
Where to get more information: Check the Winter Park Public Library's Facebook and the Book Festival's website.

R A P Ferriera at Will's Pub

Scheduled date: Sunday, March 29, 2020
New date: Cancelled
Where to get more information: Check Endoxa Booking's Facebook page.

Meg Donnelly 'Trust Tour' at the Abbey

Scheduled date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "I am sad to announce that my team and I have made the difficult decision to postpone the "Trust" tour until further notice. As the planned shows include in 'meet and greets' and an 'open floor' design, the current Coronavirus health concerns have made us consider everyone's safety and well-being, especially my young fans. I was beyond excited to headline my first tour and get to share this incredible experience with you. While I hate to let anyone down, I know this is the right decision. Keeping my fans safe will always be my number one priority. Thank you SO much to anyone that purchased a ticket to see me on this tour. I love you. Please know that you will all receive FULL refunds. While we don't know when the tour dates will be re-scheduled, I hope to see you all soon. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe [heart]. To parents that purchased tickets for their kids see me perform, thank you. I have a link in my bio teaching kids about the Coronavirus, I think it'd be nice to share if you can. Trust always. x"
Where to get more information: Check the event's Facebook page for the latest info, and the ticket page for refund information.

Grieves & the Holdup at the Abbey

Scheduled date: Friday, April 10, 2020
New date: Canceled
What they said: "Unfortunately, guys, the remainder of the Cheers Tour has been canceled, (with the exception of tonight’s show in Spokane). The last thing I want to do is add to any fear or panic. We’re all in good health. This is just a necessary precaution. I’m sorry to all the fans who made plans based around this tour, but this is a global event that is out of our hands. Tickets and VIP packages will be refunded wherever they were purchased."
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page.

Sal Vulcano at Hard Rock Live

Sal Vulcano at Hard Rock Live Scheduled date: Saturday, April 11, 2020
New date: October 9, 2020
What they said: "For everyone’s safety, the Sat. April 11th Sal Vulcano show at Hard Rock Live Orlando is moving to Fri. October 9th, 2020. All purchased tickets will be honored for the new date. Please contact the point of purchase if a refund is needed. Stay safe!"
Where to get more information: Check the Facebook event page or Hard Rock Live's Facebook page.

Record Store Day

Scheduled date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
New date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
What they said: "Record Store Day is a worldwide event celebrating record stores and their place in the community. In the interest of being good members of those local, national and worldwide communities, we've decided to move the date of Record Store Day 2020 to JUNE 20."
Where to get more information: Check the official Record Store Day Facebook.

Central FL Folk Concert

Scheduled date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "In an effort to do our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus among our fans and the country at large, the band America has made the decision to postpone shows booked for the coming weeks. We will do everything possible to reschedule when feasible. We encourage everyone to stay informed and follow the advice of the medical community to keep themselves healthy at this time."
Where to get more information: Check the website.

Prince Royce at the Hard Rock Live

Scheduled date: Sunday, May 10, 2020
New date: TBD
What they said: "I am sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the national state of emergency, my Alter Ego U.S. tour is postponed until further notice."
Where to get more information: Check Prince Royce's Facebook or the Hard Rock Live's Facebook.

Mount Dora Events 

Scheduled date: Various
New date: TBD
What they said: "Taste In Mount Dora, along with the Mount Dora 110 celebration, which were scheduled for this coming weekend, have been postponed until a later date, which will be announced. Spring Festival, which was a festival scheduled for the weekend of March 21-22, has been postponed until a later date as well. All programming at the W.T. Bland Public Library for March has been cancelled, including the AARP Tax Aide program, which will be rescheduled for a later date."
Where to get more information: Check the website

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Scheduled closing date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Reopening date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
What they said: "The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is postponing all events through March 31, 2020. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is working alongside venue operators to closely monitor developments. First and foremost is the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and performers. Based on guidance from Orange County and the City of Orlando strongly suggesting that events for more than 250 people be postponed, the decision has been made to reschedule the upcoming FAIRWINDS Classics Series concert of American Rhapsody on Saturday, March 21 to a later date.Further, all OPO ticketed events through March 31, 2020 are being postponed, including the March 14, 2020 Distant Worlds Concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and the Community Conversation on March 18, 2020 at The Plaza Live.Current ticket holders to the March 21 Classics concert will be able to use their ticket on the rescheduled date. The date of the rescheduled concert will be announced in the coming weeks.The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will continue to monitor the situation through updates from local, state, and national authorities. Events will be monitored on an event-by-event basis, and patrons will be notified in a timely manner with any information which may change our future programming. For the latest updates, please visit our website and concert pages."
Where to get more information: Check the website.


Beard in Baldwin

Scheduled date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
New date: TBD "What they said: At Beard in Baldwin, we want to make your health and safety a priority. With that being said, this year's festival will be postponed. Please stay tuned for updates on the new date. If you have purchased tickets, they will still be valid for the future date. Refunds will be available if needed. We want to thank Orlando, our partners and our sponsors for your understanding and support and we can't wait to see you soon!"
Where to get more information: Check the website.


Bok Tower Gardens

Scheduled closing date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Reopening date: Friday, April 3, 2020
What they said: Lake Wales, FL - As the global pandemic precautions for COVID-19 continue to unfold, Bok Tower Gardens remains committed to the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. In the best interest of health and well-being of the community, Bok Tower Gardens will close today, March 13, 2020, at 5 P.M. and will not reopen until Friday, April 3, 2020.
Where to get more information: Check the website.

St Patrick's Day & St Practice Day Block Parties on Wall St Plaza

Scheduled date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
What they said: "Beginning today, Wall St Plaza will be cancelling all block parties and events for the foreseeable future to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our venues will remain open and we are taking extra precautions to keep our customers and staff safe."
Where to get more information: Check the website.


The Orlando Ballet



Scheduled closing date: Friday, March 13, 2020
Reopening date: Tuesday, March 29, 2020
What they said: "In accordance with the City of Orlando and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts we are postponing the upcoming performance of Made In The USA. This beautiful production will be moved to Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre this fall. Additionally, Orlando Ballet and Orlando Ballet School will be suspending all classes and camps effective immediately until March 29th."
Where to get more information: Check the website.






Did we miss one? Send your event cancellation to news@orlandoweekly.com. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control website.

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