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Goldstar Subscribers Return Readiness Score for Mid July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in mid July, below. Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat series to see the latest results and get advice from event organizers, virologists and more. Our next expert chat happens August...

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Goldstar Subscribers Return Readiness Score for Early July

Twice a month, Goldstar is surveying its audience of live entertainment enthusiasts to see how they feel about returning to in-person events. You can see the results from our latest round, in early July, below. (And you can watch the replay of this week's expert chat to hear Jim's insight on all of the survey results.) Check back here for the next round to see how the Consumer Return Readiness Score evolves. You can also watch our live expert chat...

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Join Our Expert Chat on July 22: On Ticketing & Virology

You’re invited to join us Wednesday, July 22 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific for an Expert Chat that is sure to be riveting. World-renowned and fan favorite, Dr. Vincent Racaniello returns with his insights into the pandemic. We’ve invited ticketing specialist and Cirque du Soleil alum Eric Valley to share his thoughts as well. Of course, Jim  will do a deep dive into the latest Return Readiness Score from our ongoing subscriber survey from around the country.  Register for...

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Can We Count You In?

This Tuesday, we’re getting everybody on board to discuss “Getting Everybody on Board.” Part of our “What’s the best WE can be right now?” discussion series, we want to turn to our community for their thoughts on building community to achieve goals. And, we’re so fortunate to have TEDxBroadway alums who have in-depth experience in this area. Joining us Tuesday, July 14 at 4:30pm Eastern Time are: Caroline Bragdon is the Director of Neighborhood Interventions for the Pest Control Services program at...

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Join Our Expert Chat on July 8: Consumer Sentiment & Organizer Strategy

Join us Wednesday, July 8 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific for our next expert chat. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy will be talking with Meghan Pressman, Managing Director and CEO of Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and Summer Bohnenkamp, the VP of Marketing and Programming of the David A. Straz Center in Tampa, FL. They’ll discuss different strategies for reopening venues and creating online events. Of course, Jim will also review the latest Return Readiness Score, as determined from...

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How Do You Put on a Socially Distanced Show? Advice From the Experts …

In case you missed it, we talked with Michael S. Brown, the man who staged "the first-ever socially distanced concert in America," the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. He shared details on creating “seating pods,” adding online streaming and working with city officials and changing guidelines. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from the latest data into just how audiences feel about returning to live events.  Watch the replay: The conversation continues over...

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Reminder: Join Tomorrow’s Expert Chat on the First Socially Distanced Show

We're talking with the man who staged "the first-ever socially distanced concert in America," the Travis McCready concert in Ft. Smith, Ark. in May. Find out how it happened, what he learned from the experience and how it applies to your next show.  When: Tomorrow, June 24, 3:00pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Register here. We’ll also reveal the most up-to-date Return Readiness Score and Goldstar consumer survey results. Hope to see you there!

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Join Us June 24 for an Expert Chat on the First Socially Distanced Show

You’re invited to join us for an expert chat with Michael S. Brown, who organized “the first-ever socially distanced concert in America.” Hosted by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy, Michael will share his experience navigating city government, safety protocol, marketing and selling tickets for the first show since the COVID-19 pandemic began.   We’ll also reveal the most up-to-date Return Readiness Score and survey results of our ongoing research into just how thousands of Goldstar subscribers feel about returning to live...

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Join TEDxBroadway to Discuss “The Urgency of Change”

We invite you to join us for a discussion on the “The Urgency of Change” on Tuesday, June 16 at 4:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Pacific.  At the onset of the pandemic, TEDxBroadway (co-founded by Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy and Damian Bazadona of Situation) created an online conversation around the topics that would make us all think about “What’s the best WE can be right now?” Now is the time to expand the scope of these conversations, in light of the injustice and...

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What’s the Liability of Reopening Venues? What the Experts Say …

To help answer the big questions about the safety and liability of reopening venues, we turned to the people who literally wrote the book. Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy was joined by festival pioneer Kevin Lyman and event safety lawyer Steve Adelman, both of whom contributed significantly to the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide. Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from the latest data into just how audiences feel about returning to live events.  Our panel mentioned a...

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