Like most of Planet Earth, we’ve been monitoring the news and formal vaccine rollout announcements to better understand vaccination timelines and how they might impact our markets/gatherings. Progress is being made, and it feels as though momentum is starting to build, but the initial launch pace is definitely less than originally anticipated. Two charts below are from the state, and they do a pretty great job of correlating the expected vaccination points against the calendar/age and risk groups.
At this time, we are going to delay the opening of Collegedale (our smallest, indoor venue) by about a month – I feel much better and more confident about our Spring/Outdoor markets than the enclosed Winter/Indoor efforts. The rest of the markets are anticipated to open on schedule, although they will remain in a modified size/format for at least the first half of the season.
2021 Market Opening Sequence
- March: River, Collegedale
- April: Chattanooga
- Erlanger will remain closed at this time
More information about our special events, festivals and vendor meeting will be published in the upcoming weeks. Stay safe!