POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater has decided to postpone Red, White & Willie Nelson Blvd, the limited capacity 4th of July Celebration set to take place across five stages spread throughout Block 21, until further notice. The choice has been made in conjunction with event partners 3TEN Austin City Limits Live and W Austin after Mayor Adler’s recent announcement of Austin’s move to Stage 4 risk-based guidelines for pandemic response and extension of the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order.
“Red, White & Willie Nelson Blvd was carefully planned over the last couple of weeks to exceed government safety standards,” says Colleen Fischer, General Manager and Director of Booking for ACL Live. “Just hours after the event announced on Monday, new data was revealed and the City of Austin’s guidelines changed accordingly. We’ve spent the last few days considering adjustments to our plan to be able to meet Mayor Adler’s new recommendations, and we’ve come to the conclusion that we can’t responsibly proceed with this event at this time. We were excited to have an opportunity to provide local artists with a gig and fans with a live music experience, but community health and safety come first.”
Red, White & Willie Nelson Blvd was set to feature a lineup of Austin artists including Jackie Venson, Brownout, Walker Lukens, Jesse Dayton, Carolyn Wonderland, Los Coast, Ida Red, DJ Mike Swing, and DJ Chorizo Funk over five separate stages. Capacity to the overall mini-festival was significantly limited, with access to each performance area closely monitored and social distancing protocols enforced. Masks were to be required for all staff members and for guest entry, and wellness checks were to be performed on anyone with access to the festival areas.
“We developed strict procedures for this event to keep everyone involved protected, but the new information that’s become available this week shows us that’s just not enough right now,” continues Fischer. “We look forward to a future date down the road when we can bring these artists and people together in a safe way.”
Please stay tuned to www.acl-live.com and redwhitewillie.acl-live.com for future updates regarding the rescheduling of this event. Tickets & getaway packages purchased during the presale period will be automatically refunded through point of purchase.