Industry News: Virgin Fest Canceled, an Upcoming Queer Concert Series, a New Distillery in Vegas, and More

NATIONAL: Out Loud: Raising Voices—a 10-episode concert series highlighting queer performers, with production by JJLA—will air on Facebook starting May 26. The showcase had previously been planned to debut at this year’s South by Southwest.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.: The National Basketball Players Association has canceled the 2020 Top 100 High School Basketball Camp. The 25-year-old event had been scheduled for June at the University of Virginia. 

LAS VEGAS: In late 2020, Lost Spirits Distillery is slated to open at AREA15, Las Vegas's new entertainment, retail, and dining complex. The 35,000-square-foot distillery will feature an immersive tour resembling a surreal amusement park—complete with boat rides, under-the-sea train rides, holograms, and more whimsical details.

LOS ANGELES: The inaugural Virgin Fest, slated to take place June 6-7 at Banc of California Stadium, has been canceled.

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/losangeles

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club reopened its guest rooms, golf course, pool complex, and more on Friday; the venue has added 50 hand-sanitizing stations, clear protective barriers, signage encouraging social distancing, and enhanced cleaning procedures. Some additional amenities—such as the spa, fitness center, and on-site restaurants—have not yet opened.

NEW YORK: Julie Lindenman Events has begun offering socially distant elopement packages. Options include delivery of wedding florals, a wedding cake, and champagne; the team can also organize an officiant and a photographer. Customizations and add-ons are available. 

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: masterplanneronline.com/newyork

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

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