|Rock 'n Roll Weekend At The Virginia Opry Postponed|
Clifton Forge, VA (July 21, 2020) - Appalfolks of America Association (AAA) has postponed its ‚ÄúRock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll Weekend at The Virginia Opry‚ÄĚ featuring Michael Hoover on Fri., Aug. 21 and ‚ÄúBill Pinkney‚Äôs Original Drifters‚ÄĚ on Sat., Aug. 22, at The Historic Masonic Theatre.
M. Ray Allen, director of The Virginia Opry, lamented, ‚ÄúWhen ‚ÄúRock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll Weekend‚ÄĚ was planned back in the spring, I was optimistic that summer‚Äôs heat would eliminate COVID-19 as a health issue.‚ÄĚ
Allen‚Äôs optimism as it turned out was ill-founded, and The Historic Masonic Theatre that seats 540 is being limited to selling 110 tickets in order to practice social distancing.
Allen added, ‚ÄúThe Historic Masonic Theatre‚Äôs new executive director, Justin Reiter, has recommended that Appalfolks reschedule the two shows, and I wish to thank him for agreeing to honor our contracts that extended to two undetermined dates in 2021.‚ÄĚ
Michael Hoover set The Virginia Opry‚Äôs box office record in August of 2018 when a large audience paid $4,458.00 for tickets to his concert. Bill Pinkney‚Äôs Original Drifters holds the overall box office record for Appalfolks that was set in 2010 when $5,500.00 worth of tickets sold.
Allen concluded, ‚ÄúI feel badly for the performers and for their fans here in the Alleghany Highlands who were looking forward to attending ‚ÄúRock ‚Äėn‚Äô Roll Weekend at The Virginia Opry.‚ÄĚ