There is a High Chance of Concerts Happening in 2021


Solomiya Mykhaylyshyn

Ever since the vaccine for the COVID-19 virus came out, there has been hope for more concerts to occur in 2021. Due to the well known virus, all of the concerts that were supposed to be happening in 2020 were postponed to 2021. According to The Ultimate Classic Rock, “Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert and the chief medical advisor to President Joe Biden, predicted a return to concerts ‘sometime in the fall of 2021.’ His optimism stemmed from increased vaccinations, which will eventually lead to herd immunity. ‘By the time we get to the early to mid-fall, you can have people feeling safe performing onstage as well as people in the audience.’” Considering the fact that the vaccine came out in early winter, it is safe to say that by the fall of 2021 it will be safe enough to have concerts in certain places. Artists like Backstreet Boys, Beach Boys, Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, etc., communicated that they will definitely be performing this year. There are also some artists that might perform in 2021, yet it is not certain yet. Those artists include: Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, BTS, Rolling Stones, etc.

Another option for concerts to happen even sooner, is to test everyone who enters right before the show. Noticeably, it would be better to have the concerts outside, yet in order to have concerts inside, there has to be an improved air-filtration system. To add on, there also has to be more use of the pod-type areas, where only a certain amount of people can gather. Yet, this can only happen if people continue wearing their mask, social distancing and staying safe. To add on, Live For Live Music shows that by lowering the capacity of people to 20% and taking the COVID-19 test before entering, people are able to enjoy real life concerts. Also, another important rule people have to follow is to still have to wear their masks and stay 6 feet apart. As the time goes by, experts say that hopefully the amount of people entering the concerts will increase. All in all, as we have seen, there is a high chance for concerts to be starting to happen soon; all we have to do is continue wearing our masks and staying safe!