Singer Chase Rice Throws Packed Concert In TN Amid Coronavirus Spike

Carla Harmon
June 30, 2020

The event attracted a crowd of around 1,000 fans, with many choosing not to wear masks or observe social distancing practices, despite the fact that the novel coronavirus is still a major concern in the United States.

Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people's health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now.

As COVID-19 surges throughout the South and West, country music singers Chase Rice and Chris Janson each played to packed concerts on Saturday, where many fans chose to ignore recommended safety measures against spreading and contracting the disease.

Stereogum reports that country musician Chase Rise held a show on Saturday at the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a former maximum security prison converted into a venue.

On Saturday, June 27, Rice shared footage from the concert to his Instagram Stories of fans singing along to "Eyes on You" and wrote, "We back".

'My biggest thing is y'all. "Take your trucks, take your cars, you have your own space, you can get out of your cars, you can get out of your trucks and party with me". He said that fans' safety is a huge priority and said his next show will be a drive-in show in Kentucky.

Chase had a couple shows in the planning stages for the weekend of July 25 at Tiger Drive-In in Georgia that were completely scrapped late Monday night. "Moving forward, I have a show in Ashland, Ky., on Friday, and it's a drive-in show, You can take your trucks, take your cars".

The company that owns the Tennessee venue where Rice performed told Fox News that despite appearances, it was complying with local requirements on social distancing. We drastically reduced our maximum venue capacity of 10,000 to 4,000 maximum capacity (lower than the state's advisement of 50%) with less than 1,000 (954 tickets sold with 809 tickets scanned) in attendance Saturday night providing ample space in the outdoor lawn area for fans to spread out to their own comfort level. They go on to say they were unable to further enforce physical distancing their signage recommended, and are looking at alternatives for future shows ... including adding stanchion dividers, implementing a drive-in style arrangement, or just postponing concerts outright.

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