Due To A Growing Number Of Event Cancellations Over Coronavirus Concerns In North Texas, We’ll Be Updating This List As More Get Announced.
Update at 5:37 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020: Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered a shelter-in-place mandate for all residents of Dallas County through at least April 3. The order only permits residents to leave their homes for trips to essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, gas stations and convenience stores. All other public gatherings are not permitted.
Update at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020: At a press conference on Monday afternoon, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced that, due to fears over the spread of the coronavirus, all restaurants, bars, taverns, lounges, nightclubs, health clubs, gyms, arcades, theaters, billiard halls and music venues within Dallas city limits must close starting at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.
Gatherings of 50 or more people are also now banned in Dallas as a result of this mandate.
Takeout and delivery service at restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries will remain allowed, but dine-in service under this ban will be prohibited.
Read more details here.
Update at 10:12 p.m. on March 12, 2020: At a press conference this evening, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said that the county diagnosed an additional five “presumptive positive” cases of the coronavirus today, including at least one patient without any recent travel history. City officials believe this represents a “community spread” of the virus in Dallas County.
As a result, the county has issued a ban on all community gatherings of 500 or more people at any indoor or combined indoor/outdoor facilities starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 13. The ban will run through at least Friday, March 20.
In the meantime, the county is also strongly discouraging people from attending gatherings of more than 250 people in similarly enclosed spaces.
It should be noted that the ban does not extend to schools, office buildings, airports, grocery stores or any other spaces where fewer than 500 people are present at the same time within the same room, or where they can be present without being “generally” in arm’s length of one another for an extended period.
You can read the full order from Judge Jenkins below:
Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins pic.twitter.com/1pur1Awphk
— Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) March 13, 2020
Long story short: All major events are off. Approach smaller events on a case-by-case basis. Err on the side of caution.
Original story follows.
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Now that the World Health Organization has officially declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic, events are being cancelled at the turn of every passing hour, it seems.
We at Central Track are tracking the dissolutions of DFW-based events as they happen.
So far, national institutions such as the NBA, NHL have suspended the remainder of their seasons, while entities like MLB and Live Nation have postponed all events for the time being.
What does that mean for us on the local level, though?
To be clear, the CDC recommends avoiding close contact with people if the virus has reached your community — and, at the time of this writing, seven cases have been reported in the North Texas area.
The City of Dallas has already cancelled the annual St. Partick’s Day parade by revoking permits, which shouldn’t be written off as reactionary, being that several cities such as Kansas City and Oakland have banned all large, public events for now.
That said, we expect more cancellations in the DFW area as the pandemic continues to alter our everyday lives.
Below is an ongoing list of cancelled or delayed events in DFW. If you know of any other events that are set to be postponed or cancelled, please email [email protected] with more information.
And, please, wash your damn hands.
* indicates postponement/suspension, not cancellation.
- Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
- All “large-scale” Live Nation tours* (Postponed until at least April; refer to your point of purchase for information regarding specific shows)
- All “large-scale” AEG tours* (Postponed until at least April; refer to your point of purchase for information regarding specific shows)
- All Dallas Mavericks games* (Postponed until TBD)
- All Dallas Stars games* (Postponed until TBD)
- All Texas Rangers games* (Postponed until TBD)
- All NCAA sports activities
- All FC Dallas games* (Postponed until at least early April)
- All non-school-related DISD events* (Postponed until further notice)
- All classes at UNT* (Spring break has been extended and classes moved online until further notice)
- All classes at UTD* (Spring break has been extended and classes moved online until further notice)
- All classes and gatherings at SMU* (All classes have been moved online through at least the end of April)
- All classes at TCU* (Spring break has been extended and classes moved online until at least April 3)
- All classes at Paul Quinn College* (Classes have been moved online until further notice)
- Dallas County Civil Juries at George Allen Civil Courthouse and J.P. Courts* (Postponed until April 13)
- The Dallas Museum of Art is closed until further notice
- All events at the Dallas Contemporary* (Postponed until further notice)
- The Dallas Art Fair* (Postponed until TBD)
- Call of Duty League: Dallas Empire Tournament (Tournament will now be streamed online)
- Thin Line Fest (All in-person events are cancelled; Film showings to be streamed live)
- All events at Fort Worth’s Sundance Square* (Cancelled through at least March 31)
- ChingonX Music Festival at Four Corners Brewing Co.* (Postponed until TDB)
- The All Out Trinity festival
- The Puptopia dog festival* (Rescheduled for May)
- All events at Amphibian Stage* (Cancelled or postponed through the end of March)
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Winspear Opera House
- Crawfish Festival at The Sound
- The Delta Wedding Extravaganza
- Mutt Madness at The Stoneleigh
- Art Battle: Texas State Championship at Deep Ellum Art Co.
- Pinky Doodle Poodle at Three Links
- Figment Dallas at Reverchon Park
- Caleb Cauble and Wild Ponies at Magnolia Motor Lounge
- The Bad Man at Twilite Lounge
- Kate Bollinger with Good Dog Nigel at Main at South Side
- Mangata with Better Now at J&J’s Pizza
- Texas Independence Day Dinner at Stampede 66
- Apartment Association of Greater Dallas Tradeshow at Dallas Market Hall* (Rescheduled for August 5, 2020)
- Texas Bear Round Up Weekend
- Ben Rector at Majestic Theatre
- All March shows at The Kessler Theater* (Rescheduled for TBD)
- All-Con Dallas at Crowne Plaza Hotel
- Holodeck Showcase at Main At South Side
- All House of Blue Shows through at least March 20* (Postponed until TBD)
- Dallas International Guitar Festival at Dallas Market Hall* (Rescheduled for July 31 – August 2, 2020)
- Dallas Zoo (Closed through at least March 20)
- All performances of “Come From Away” at Music Hall at Fair Park* (Postponed until TBD)
- All Denton ISD schools and facilities are closed until March 22
- Off With Their Heads at Three Links* (Postponed until TBD)
- All public programs at the Nasher Sculpture Center for the Month of March and through April* (The museum’s galleries remain open for the time being)
- Fan Expo Dallas* (Rescheduled for June 19-21, 2020)
- All Dallas Symphony Orchestra Events through March 22
- Dwell With Dignity Thrift Studio
- Austin Eastciders Selzer Lauch Party at The Rustic* (Postponed until TBD)
- All performances at AT&T Performing Arts Center through March 19
- Dehd at Ruins
- Katie Pruitt at Ruins* (Postponed until TBD)
- Orville Peck at Canton Hall* (Postponed until TBD)
- The Office! A Musicl Parody at Majestic Theatre* (Postponed until TBD)
- Chris Stapleton at Globe Life Field
- All events by Regina Bugarin Booking for the month of March
- Seth Troxler at It’ll Do Club
- Fortress Fest*(Postponed until TBD)
- Dennis Ferrer at It’ll Do Club
- YehMe2 at Lizard Lounge* (Rescheduled to June 13, 2020)
- TSHA at TNT Tacos and Tequila
- Billy Bob’s closed until further notice
- All City Of Dallas Public Libraries are closed until further notice
- All March shows at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios
- Indie-Rock Latin America Festival
- Perot Museum closed through at least March 20
- Dallas Comedy Festival*
- All Margin Walker shows through March 22. Shows from March 23-28 are postponed.
- Deep Ellum Arts Festival (Rescheduled for September 11-13, 2020)
- All March and April markets at Dallas Market Hall
- Dance Gavin Dance at The Bomb Factory
- Ubbi Dubbi* (Rescheduled for October 30-31, 2020)
- Dallas International Film Fest*
- All Events at Irving Arts Center (Closed through at least April 5)
- Easton Corbin at Billy Bob’s* (Rescheduled for June 19, 2020)
- Texas Music Revolution and Rodeo* (Rescheduled for August 1, 2020)
- Steve Miller at Allen Event Center* (Rescheduled for TBD)
- Bombay Bicycle Club at Granada Theater
- The Unlikely Candidates at Granada Theater* (Rescheduled for June 27, 2020)
- The Weepies at Granada Theater* (Rescheduled for October 21, 2020)
- Bricks in The Wall (Pink Floyd tribute) at Granada Theater* (Rescheduled for July 10, 2020)
- Wee-beasties + Brave Combo at Granada Theater* (Rescheduled for June 26, 2020)
- Crash Test Dummies at Granada Theater* (Rescheduled for October 2, 2020)
- Tritonal at Bomb Factory
- Keb Mo at Bomb Factory
- Galantis at Bomb Factory
- Dance Gavin Dance* (Rescheduled for July 14, 2020)
- Hatsune Miku* (Rescheduled for October 21, 2020)
- Black Violin at AT&T Performing Arts Center* (Rescheduled for February 6, 2021)
- Hasan Minhaj at AT&T Performing Arts Center* (Rescheduled for June 7, 2020)
- Jenna Bush Hager at AT&T Performing Arts Center* (Rescheduled for October 4, 2020)