Industry News: BizBash's Virtual Discussion on COVID-19 and New York, Condé Nast's L.G.B.T.Q.+ Brand's Virtual Music and Arts Festival, 74th Annual Tony Awards Postponed, and More

NATIONAL: Condé Nast's L.G.B.T.Q.+ brand, Them, debuted an ongoing virtual music and arts festival yesterday. The event will take place daily on Instagram Live and feature drag performances, stand-up sets, concerts, guided meditations, and more featuring queer performers and creators. 

LOS ANGELES: The 11th annual VidCon U.S. has been canceled. The online video-focused conference had previously been slated for June 17 to 20 in Anaheim. 

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NEW YORK: The 74th annual Tony Awards, which was scheduled to air on CBS June 7 from Radio City Music Hall, has been postponed. No new date has been announced yet. 

The New York Bacon and Beer Classic, which was originally scheduled to take place on April 11, will now be held on September 26 at The Post BK. The event is produced by Cannonball Productions.

Today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and West Coast editor Claire Hoffman will co-host a virtual discussion, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside: Ideas, Insights, and Resources for New York Amid COVID-19." Adler and Hoffman will chat with industry leaders—including Jessica Rothstein Berman of Manhattan Center, Liron David of Eventique, Simon Miller of Brand Activation Services, and Jaclyn Bernstein of Access NY—about the impact of coronavirus in the New York market, new strategies moving forward, and more. Register here

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With contributions from Ashton Pike and Wellsley Kesel in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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