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Coronavirus: Ruth Eckerd Hall postpones Frankie Valli, Jill Scott, Graham Nash, more

The venue also outlined ticket refund and exchange policies for all affected shows.
Frankie Valli's April 3-4 concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall have been postponed.
Frankie Valli's April 3-4 concerts at Ruth Eckerd Hall have been postponed.

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Of all the venues whose concerts have been postponed by COVID-19, Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre have been affected the most. Josh Groban, Yes, America and other shows have been pushed back in recent days.

On Friday, Ruth Eckerd Hall, which manages those venues and produces events elsewhere, announced it was effectively shutting down operations until April, and postponing some additional shows through May.

Friday’s concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre is still happening. After that, here’s the full, up-to-date list of programming postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus. The full, up-to-date list (we’ll update as it changes):

March 14: Art Garfunkel at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 15: Eric Johnson at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 16: Josh Groban at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 16: A celebration of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 1980 World Series title at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 17: Geoff Tate at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Dec. 7)

March 17: Jill Scott at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 18: A Choir of Man at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 18: 112 Years of Broadway at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 19: Graham Nash at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Nov. 10)

March 20: America at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 20: Killer Queen at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for July 21)

March 21: Gino Vannelli at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for March 5, 2021)

March 22: Alan Parsons Project at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 22: Steve Hackett at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 24: David Foster at Ruth Eckerd Hall (postponed until Jan. 29, 2021)

March 25: MasterChef Jr. Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 26: Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shephard at Ruth Eckerd Hall (rescheduled for Nov. 12)

March 26: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. at Ruth Eckerd Hall (matinee)

March 26: Old Crow Medicine Show at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

March 27: Blast Friday with Pablo Cruise (canceled)

March 27: Doo Wop Reunion at Ruth Eckerd Hall (rescheduled for March 21, 2021)

March 27: Steven Lynch at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Sept. 18)

March 28: Bruce Hornsby at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Nov. 18)

March 28: Rodrigo y Gabriela at Ruth Eckerd Hall

March 29: Winter Dance Party at Ruth Eckerd Hall (rescheduled for Jan. 24, 2021)

March 29: Howard Jones at the Palladium (canceled)

March 29: Jackie Evancho at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for May 2, 2021)

April 3: Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 3-4: Frankie Valli at Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 4: Ricky Skaggs at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Aug. 20)

April 5: One Night in Memphis at Ruth Eckerd Hall (rescheduled for April 7, 2021)

April 5: Sister’s Easter Catechism at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled as Sister’s Christmas Catechism on Dec. 20)

April 8: Trey Kennedy at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 9: A Bowie Celebration at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Sept. 24)

April 10: Dave Mason at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 11: Patton Oswalt at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 13: Leo Kottke at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for June 20)

April 15: The Psychedelic Furs at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Aug. 11)

April 17-18: The Price is Right Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall

April 18: Chris Botti at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 19: The English Beat at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

April 19: Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (rescheduled for May 8, 2021)

April 21: Brian Culbertson at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for April 26, 2021)

April 24: Blast Friday with 10,000 Maniacs (canceled)

April 30-May 10: Hat Trick Theatre’s Cyrano (canceled)

May 1: Colin Hay at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (postponed until April 30, 2021)

May 8: The Bachelor Live on Stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall

May 9: David Archuleta at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (rescheduled for Aug. 22)

May 9: Allman Betts Band at Ruth Eckerd Hall (rescheduled for Oct. 3)

May 21: Bruce Cockburn at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

June 16-17: Scooby Doo and the Lost City of Gold at Ruth Eckerd Hall

In a statement, Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO Susan Crockett said the venues had begun to “offer exchanges without penalty," but is still “grieving the ripple effect of this crisis.”

“When the first Florida case was confirmed, we had over 25 events scheduled within a three-week period,” Crockett’s statement read. “In the absence of a health department mandate, we legally must have the artists’ consent to stop an event. It takes time for businesses to respond and reroute. We have been working furiously over the past several days to postpone as many events as possible, including eleven postponed in the last 24 hours.”

Anyone with a ticket to any postponed show is eligible for a refund, though the venue recommends ticketholders wait until a new date is announced first. If they can’t come, they exchange their ticket for a voucher or alternate show, or in some cases get a full refund.

If ticketholders simply no longer feel comfortable coming to a concert due to public health concerns, “they may receive a credit voucher to be applied for a future show if they notify us in advance of the scheduled date of performance,” reads a statement on Ruth Eckerd Hall’s website.

The venue has set up a website listing postponed shows as they are announced, along with details on ticket refunds and exchanges.

For our most updated list of all concert and event cancellations around Tampa Bay, click here.

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