109th Monte Rio Variety Show goes online only this summer due to coronavirus pandemic

Following 108 years of reside yearly performances, the Monte Rio Variety Exhibit is heading on line only subsequent month, owing to coronavirus pandemic considerations.

“Whilst our regular demonstrate is interrupted for the initially time ever, we will continue to be hosting our 109th yearly event,” reported Michele McDonell, a person of the organizers. “We can’t collect this 12 months owing to dimension of the viewers and output, but we are conducting an on line auction throughout our demonstrate week, July sixteen-23. We have some angels on the output and amusement facet that will be creating a video clip to introduce our on line auction and deliver some recollections, testimonials and some performances.”

The digital edition of the demonstrate will be offered at monterioshow.com.

Timed to run throughout the yearly Bohemian Grove encampment, also canceled this 12 months, the range demonstrate characteristics entertainers from the encampment and serves as a fundraiser for quite a few local charities. Attendance past 12 months was approximately 2,000.

Previous performers at the event in Monte Rio’s out of doors amphitheater bundled singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, country star Kix Brooks and blues artist Elvin Bishop.

Despite the historic interruption this 12 months, McDonell remained upbeat.

“Everybody is adjusting to our transformed ecosystem and we are continue to rockin’ on the river, just a little bit distinctive for 2020,” she reported.

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