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Gateway City Arts, IHEG, Hawks and Reed, previous event holdouts, are canceling and postponing events

  • Gateway City Arts is shown Jan. 19, 2018 in Holyoke. File photo

Staff Writer
Published: 3/16/2020 3:19:55 PM

Some major arts organizations that had previously held out hope they would continue their events have recently announced they will be canceled or postponed.

At Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, a dozen events were postponed, according to the venue’s Facebook page on Monday. Dinner and A Movie (slated for Wednesday) is canceled as well as the Thursday CT River Conservancy’s Clean Water Cafe. Thursday’s Trinity CSNY has been postponed to Aug. 29 and a show by Mdou Moctar for Friday has been canceled. Stephen Marley’s March 4 concert has been postponed until Oct. 7. The March 29 Flash Tea Dance is canceled, while Brian Fallon’s April 3 performance has been postponed with a new date to be determined.

Japanese Breakfast (slated to perform on April 9) has been rescheduled to June 18, Waxahatchee’s April 15 show is postponed with a new date to be determined, while both Sonya Kitchell’s April 14 and Magic Giant’s April 26 shows have been canceled.

At Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield, operations have ceased, until a time when the venue announces that events will resume.

“As proud members of this community, nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our employees, artists and customers,” the venue’s Facebook post from March 13 reads. “Updates regarding upcoming shows will be forthcoming via email, our website and social media.”

The Iron Horse Entertainment Group (IHEG) has canceled or postponed most of its shows for the rest of the month, according to its online event calendar.

The only show scheduled this month at IHEG venues that isn’t canceled is the March 18 performance of Gold Rush: A Neil Young Celebration featuring Biz, former lead singer of Sugar Mountain, at the Iron Horse Music Hall.

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