Outlining his plan to re-open New Jersey and ease the state out of its coronavirus lockdown, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that “concerts aren’t going to be anytime soon.”
That does not bode well for the summer concert season in the Garden State, where there’s a full slate of shows scheduled at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden and casinos in Atlantic City, not to mention a three-night Phish stand on the AC beach in August.
Concert promoter Live Nation, which books acts for Camden’s BB&T Pavilion and Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel & Casino, as well as Atlantic City beach concerts, declined to comment on the governor’s statement.
But already on the concert calendar, many shows in May and some in June have already been postponed or canceled — including the three-day Barefoot Country Music Festival that had been scheduled for June 19 to 21 in Wildwood and has now been postponed until next year.
In May at the BB&T Pavilion, the Five Finger Death Punch show is now slated for Nov. 1. The WMMR BBQ has been moved from May 16 to Sept. 19. And the Radio 104.5 13th Birthday concert that had been slated for May 30 has been canceled.