BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – On Saturday, the West Virginia Jazz Society hosted an evening of fun and entertainment at the Benedum Civic Center in Bridgeport.
The event presented a series of what some call post-pandemic music performances with the aim of society to have live music in a safe and healthy environment. Seating for the concerts was limited to 60 seats in accordance with social distancing guidelines issued by the CDC.
âWe had a show scheduled for May 23, last year the pandemic happened and we couldn’t do it. We are May 22. So it’s like a birthday show, and we’re really, really happy. It’s called a âcomeback gigâ and it’s just about coming back and getting people out to a safe environment and listening to live music again, âsaid Eric Spelsberg, president of WV Jazz.
This event was only open to those who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon presentation of proof of their vaccination card. Tickets for the event were $ 55 and included a dinner prepared by the Lewis County South Texas Barbecue Company.
âNo one has experienced a pandemic like this before. So none of us really knew how to handle it or how it would go, âSpelsberg said. âSo we tried as an organization to just follow the guidelines presented by the CDC. These things change over time as people have learned more about the virus over time. “
The WV Jazz Society said they are now in a positive situation and people are getting vaccinated, and all participants are.