In a continued trend, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City pulls the plug on their live shows at Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, Sound Waves and Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club due to the coronavirus outbreak.
But don’t worry, the live shows will go on. They’re scheduled to return after April 15.
DAER Nightclub will also suspend their operations until further notice.
According to Joe Lupo, Hard Rock’s president, the cancellations echo “national concern over the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus.”
Scheduled performers affected by the postponement include Adam Sandler, Pitbull and Christopher Cross, Neha Kakkar and more.
Hey you guys. We've been looking forward to this upcoming tour for a long time but after a lot of thought we have decided to postpone the March dates. Health officials say that large gatherings should be avoided to help stop or prevent the spread of the coronavirus, so we will—
— Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) March 11, 2020
The official announcement asked ticket holders to hang onto their tickets while they determine future show dates. For shows that end up being canceled indefinitely, the company assured that refunds will be “issued at point of initial purchase for shows canceled or for those unable to attend a future postponed show.
Affected Events in Atlantic City Area
Governor Phil Murphy recommended on Thursday that events held in New Jersey, such as concerts, parades, and sporting events, that expect to have 250 or more people be canceled in an effort to “flatten the curve” of coronavirus cases.
Here is a list of larger events in the Atlantic City area that have been canceled or postponed on account of COVID-19:
- Atlantic City St.Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for March 14 at 1 pm, canceled
- Project Prom at Kensington Furniture in Northfield, scheduled to run Saturday, Sunday and Monday, canceled
- ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Holy Spirit High School dress rehearsal, scheduled for Sunday, canceled
- 98 Degrees show, scheduled for April 18 at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino, postponed to July 11
- The Atlantic City Boardwalk Committee Meeting, scheduled for March 18, canceled
- The Wildwoods Spring Bridal Expo, scheduled for March 15, postponed to an unknown future date
- Previously announced public events at Stockton University that have since been canceled:
- March 14: Pinelands Short Course at Galloway campus
- March 14: Aunt Mary Pat at Dante Hall in Atlantic City
- March 15: Lines on the Pines at the Galloway campus
- March 22: Bay Atlantic Symphony at the Performing Arts Center
- March 24: Cape Atlantic Regional College Fair
- March 27: The Byrne Brothers at the Performing Arts Center
- March 28: Pirates of Penzance at the Performing Arts Center
- April 2: Stockton Chamber Players at the Performing Arts Center
- April 3: Think Pink Floyd at the Performing Arts Center
- All Spring Break athletic field trips