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Could a “Bubble” Work for Theater? What the Experts Say

This week Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy was joined by LA Sparks President and COO Danita Johnson and San Francisco Giants’ EVP Staci Slaughter. They chatted about staff safety, rethinking the consumer experience across all genres (during the pandemic, of course, but also for the future), how a “bubble” could work for theater, and why you should “never let a good crisis go to waste.”  Jim also shared the latest Return Readiness Score and insights from our ongoing consumer survey.  Watch the...

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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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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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Reminder: Expert Chat TOMORROW with Kevin Lyman and Steven A. Adelman

Join our CEO Jim McCarthy for an expert chat with festival pioneer Kevin Lyman and event safety lawyer Steven A. Adelman tomorrow, June 10 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific.  Both guests have significantly contributed to the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide and can tell us about safety and liability when it comes to reopening. Jim will also present results of our on-going research into how Goldstar subscribers feel about returning to live events. Register for the chat here.

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Join us June 10 for an Expert Chat on the Safety & Liability of Reopening

You’re invited to join Goldstar CEO Jim McCarthy for an expert chat with festival pioneer Kevin Lyman and event safety lawyer Steven A. Adelman on Wednesday, June 10 at 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. Both guests have significantly contributed to the Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide and can tell us a lot more about the safety and liability when it comes to reopening. Jim will also present the most up-to date survey results of our on-going research into just how...

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Live Chat Replay: What Will It Take to Reopen?

This week, Jim chatted with virologist Vincent Racaniello and Pasadena Playhouse’s Danny Feldman about reopening venues and putting on live events during and after the COVID-19 crisis. If you missed it, they covered things like:  The logistics and safety measures needed to reopen a theater The importance of testing and contact tracing How a COVID-19 treatment might help venues reopen Watch the Chat Replay: Also, this conversation is just the beginning. Please join us and your colleagues at our new Facebook group Show Up! Here...

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Imagine what Happens to Sales If Ticket Buyers Feel Unsafe

Demand for live entertainment ticket sales have stood the test of time, and that's a good thing. But if there's one thing that can change that demand level fast, it would be the perception that going to a show is unsafe. Live entertainment is already inconvenient and expensive compared to other forms of entertainment. Add "unsafe" and in the long term, that's too many strikes. People will go home for good. Fortunately, as a rule, shows are very safe, but the...

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