For the first time since February 2020, the Strathmore Musical Arts Society is hosting a concert at the Strathmore Travelodge.
The concert is organized in partnership with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and as Linda Storkson will tell you, “We have the endorsement of the Alberta Health Services (AHS)”.
Brooke Quinn, marketing director for the Musical Arts Society, said the team are bringing back some city favorites and are optimistic about their ability to move forward.
“It’s the Blake Reid Band and Over the Moon. We have presented them, I’m sure, twice in the past, and the opening for them is the locals, ”she said.
“They are excited to come out and be able to play live music again and we know they are a hit with Strathmore and the surrounding area so we thought why not?”
Boasting an entrance fee that won’t cost an arm and a lung, this will provide attendees with a three-course meal with their admission to the event.
“Of course, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 is required for entry,” Quinn added. “We have been in talks with AHS and they have said we can continue as usual as long as we make sure people are vaccinated or have tested negative.”
“It’s good that we can run as usual. I know people are probably happy that they can go out and do things now. ”
The Musical Arts Society had previously scheduled the Two Bit Bandits to perform at an event earlier in the year, but due to tighter health restrictions at the time, the event was canceled shortly before it opened.
Quinn said she was optimistic about attending the event, provided people were comfortable going out. Believes this will help attract an audience, knowing that vaccinations are mandatory.
“I know the Blake Reid Band and Over the Moon are both very popular in the community, and the last time around I think it was a sold-out show.”
The team hopes to see a crowd of 100 to 150 people attend the show. Quinn said this was a figure based on site capacity as well as operational guidelines.
Those present must wear masks when they are not at their tables and not on the dance floor.
Tickets for the show are available at Assist Business Center, ConnectFirst Credit Union, Pro Water Systems, and Strathmore Home Hardware. The show is scheduled for Saturday, November 6, with the doors opening at 6 p.m.