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As Phoenix-Area Music Venues Try To Reopen Safely, Audiences Seem 'Very Disinterested In Playing Along'

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:50pm
Updated: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:19am

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Ed Masley performs at Cactus Jack's in 2016.

Live music is starting up in the Phoenix area — even as we see cases of COVID-19 spiking in Arizona. Some say that even though some venues are doing what they can to be safe in reopening, the audiences aren’t necessarily on the same page.

Ed Masley is the music writer for the Arizona Republic. The Show spoke with him for more about how audiences are behaving as venues attempt to safely reopen.

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