A long awaited live music fundraiser is among the latest events to postpone out of precaution in the widespread attempt to prevent the spread of a pandemic virus.
The 13th Annual Rock For Wishes, which was slated for Saturday at Tanner’s Bar and Grill in Kimberly, will be held at a later time.
Officials have recommended the cancellation of gatherings of more than 250 people in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The health and well-being of everyone involved with RFW is top of mind, and as such we feel that exercising extreme caution is the best decision for the safety of all,” organizers announced today.
The event, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin, had a schedule of seven popular Fox Valley bands as well as raffles.
It’s far from the only large gathering in our area to take a backseat until we get a better handle on coronavirus.
Appleton Downtown Inc. announced on Friday that it would postpone its forthcoming March events. Its monthly Community Public Market will be off on March 21. In its place, they added a May 30 event. The organization is postponing its annual meeting and breakfast to April 22. Its Spring Into Style Ladies Day is being moved to May 9.
Alice Cooper postponed his Spring 2020 headline North American tour that included an April 5 stop at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The tour is being rescheduled for Fall 2020 and the itinerary will be announced as soon as possible. Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets.
In Oshkosh, The Grand postponed its April 4 FanFAIRE event, however the rest of its schedule has so far not been affected. EAA cancelled its popular Hops & Props tasting event.
Our local sports teams have been impacted just at the major leagues.
The Wisconsin Herd and Green Bay Gamblers had their basketball and hockey schedules suspended, respectively.