The concert gild is limiting ticket sales to 220, down from the 300 sold last year and a far cry from the 1,200 who crowd the same area during the annual Arden Fair (which has been canceled this year). The gild also hopes to sell all tickets in advance, he said.
Even though Gov. John Carney asked beach bars to close Friday at noon for the Fourth of July weekend and told fireworks organizers to cancel the shows, nobody so far has suggested Shady Grove cancel.
“If we get any indication from the governor or the Department of Health that number are climbing in northern Delaware and they want to roll back, we may be forced to cancel,” Ozer said. “But we haven’t had any indication of that.”
“You must wear a mask to enter,” the Eventbrite post said. “Safe distance (at least six feet) must be maintained between groups of people. Masks must be worn when leaving your area of the Shady Grove. Wash stations and sanitizer provided throughout the concert area.”
Circles will be painted on the ground to ensure safe distancing, Ozer said, noting the rules fit the current Phase 2 of reopening.
“There will be food trucks, beer and wine,” the post says, welcoming outside food but asking for no dogs.
“Proceeds benefit the Gild Hall Restoration Fund (and pandemic recovery!)” another post linked to the concert gild’s Facebook page concludes.