Artists are starting to test the waters of live music in a coronavirus world. But already, fallout from the pandemic is making for a dramatically different concert experience.

Earlier this month, Travis McCready of blues-rock band Bishop Gunn threw what Rolling Stone dubbed “America’s first pandemic concert” in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Venue TempleLive welcomed 200 fans – reduced from its usual capacity of 1,000 – who were required to wear masks and sit in assigned seats blocked off from other groups of people to allow for social distancing. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer stations greeted concertgoers before they walked through the doors, and no more than 10 people were allowed into restrooms at a time.

A few days before that, Keith Urban played a secret drive-in concert outside Nashville for 200 health care workers who watched and listened from their cars, with more artists plotting similar events this summer. And Collin Raye just announced a free outdoor concert in Kaysville, Utah, on May 30 that defies the state’s ban on gatherings of more than 50 people, but will utilize “recommended sensible safety precautions,” the country singer said in a statement.

But even with these new measures in place, there’s serious doubt among some insiders that live music will fully return before 2021. A shortage of tests and the lack of a vaccine simply make things too risky, says Travis Rieder, assistant director of education initiatives and research scholar at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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