MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Live entertainment has been banned for a year, but now that Louisiana has entered Phase 3, live music is back in the house with some restrictions. In any case, musicians are ready to hit these high notes.
“I’m excited, I’ve been mostly stuck in the house for a year, I’m ready to come out and play. I have a feeling that a lot of people in Louisiana, in America and around the world are ready for this too, ”said musician Josh Love.
In Phase 3, bars were able to increase indoor capacity to 25 percent, and bars in communities with a positivity rate of 5 percent or less can open indoor to 50 percent capacity and offer live music.
Love says there is a laundry list with restrictions … like social distancing, disinfecting the performance area, and sharing music stands or water bottles.
Indoor entertainment has also been a long time coming for business owners
“So happy to be back. I think I was at one point no matter what was said. I thought i’m tired of it. I will only be honest with you. I just want the men and women who work and play music with us to be able to make a living. That’s it. That’s all I want to do, ”said 2 Dudes Brew & Que owner Kevo Meredith.
Meredith said indoor entertainment was a big part of 2 Dudes Brew and Que. He said business was difficult without it.
“I’m ready to go out there and just have a good time and watch other people have a good time,” said Love.
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