The Memphis Dives will be the first band in over a year to take the stage live for an in-person audience at Galesburg's Orpheum Theater when they perform Friday night.
Live musical performances are beginning again at many venues, as COVID-19 restrictions are loosened and vaccinations continue rolling out.
Orpheum Theatre Executive Director Erin Glasnovich said the theater staff has become adept at quickly readjusting during the pandemic.
"We're at 25% capacity right now," Glasnovich said. "So it is a bit of a dance to try and orchestrate it all. It's kind of all a new way of thinking of and making it happen. But we're so excited, and it's so going to be worth it."
Glasnovich said the Memphis Dives are known for performing in a versatile range of genres, and for always putting on a great show. They're also giving back more than just music. "They're $20 tickets. The band has graciously asked to have them donated back to the Orpheum. The $20 tickets supports the Orpheum Theatre, which is a nonprofit charity. It'll help preserve the theater and keep it going," Glasnovich said. For more information on tickets and events, click here.
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