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Easing restrictions still not enough for some Las Vegas Strip performers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As COVID-19 numbers in Nevada begin to look higher, sure reveals on the Las Vegas Strip are returning. 

But not everybody is ready to.

Certain acts at MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment properties have began performing once more, and there’s no doubt that it is a large step ahead for the Las Vegas leisure trade, which has been hit exhausting by the pandemic. 

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But at the same time as capability restrictions are loosened, it’s still not enough for some performers.

David Tatlock is the lead singer of the native musical group, The Soul Juice Band. He says the band’s reveals on the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay have been canceled for practically a year due to the coronavirus.

“It’s been a really rough time,” Tatlock mentioned.

Some performers are returning to the Strip due to the loosening of restrictions. The public gathering restrict in Nevada was not too long ago elevated to 100 folks or 35% of fireplace code capability, whichever is decrease. And in mid-March, that’s set to go as much as 250 folks or 50% of fireplace code capability. 

But Tatlock says The Soul Juice Band still has to attend till it’s economically viable for the venue.

“House of Blues, probably going to be 50 to 75% capacity before we can start doing our twice a month show there,” Tatlock mentioned.

He hopes that occurs in April or May. 

Experts like Dr. Deepali Kashyap of Galleria Women’s Health say the timeline is difficult to foretell. Kashyap says the excellent news is that our COVID-19 an infection charges are happening, and extra vaccines are being distributed.

“We’re moving in a positive direction, and I think that’s what matters,” Kashyap mentioned. “As more and more people keep getting vaccinated, there is a spread of immunity. And that’s what we’re seeing, and we’ll continue to see.”

Tatlock is hoping that development continues, so he can get again to doing what he loves most: singing on stage.

“We’re really looking forward to the opportunities to start performing and helping heal people with our music and just be together again,” he mentioned. “I’m really excited for, not just to get to play, but for a lot of the suffering to end for a lot of people in the entertainment community.”