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Lockdown Limbo For Live Music Festivals

The crowd at Bonnaroo's gate in 2019
The What Podcast / Barry Courter

This time of year, music fans here in this area would usually be flocking to one live concert festival after another - from Bonnaroo to Riverbend and beyond.

But not this year - due to the coronavirus pandemic.

When it comes to large gatherings to enjoy live music, there are more questions than answers, every day.


We put a few of those questions last week to Barry Courter, entertainment writer at The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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