Rodney Atkins
February 8, 2020


MRAC Show Cancellation and Series Impact Due to the Coronavirus

The MRAC Board of Directors has been closely monitoring the ongoing developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially as it relates to the impact on live events. In light of the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the recently enacted Commonwealth of Virginia ban on all gatherings of 100 people or more statewide, we have decided to cancel the March 21 performance of “1964”…The Tribute. A decision has not yet been made for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert on April 25.
Our absolute first concern is the safety and welfare of our patrons, sponsors, volunteers, and board members. Although we are confident the series will resume once the coronavirus is no longer a threat, now is the time to be diligent in our support of social distancing and efforts to contain this virus. We are all in this together and only through our collective efforts can we try to limit the exposure to the virus and in turn protect our families.
In the coming weeks we will share with you the plans for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Show, refund options for the cancelled show, and other notables. These details are not yet finalized in part because we need to better understand how the coronavirus and guidelines around it will change in the near term. We ask that you please refrain from calling the Box Office for more information as they only know what has been shared with you through this email. As soon as the Board of Directors makes a decision on these items we will communicate directly with you.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Although we’ve always subscribed to the motto “the show must go on,” we know this is right decision for everyone. I wish your family continued good health and safety as our country works through the challenges presented by the coronavirus.

Best regards,

Wilson Clary