UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, Warren Haynes has extended his socially distant run of shows at Morris, CT’s South Farms to include five total dates. Following the first two dates on September 12th and 13th which quickly sold out, Haynes and special guest/Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis will perform three additional shows at the outdoor CT venue on October 1st, 8th, and 15th. Tickets for the newly added shows go on sale on Tuesday, August 1st here.As Haynes noted about his newly extended “Twilight Concerts On The Farm” run,Like everyone else I’ve been jonesing to play live in front of an audience but was in no hurry to thrust myself, or my audience, into the wrong situation. After speaking with some friends who just played at South Farms and had great experiences, I was ready to move ahead. Due to the quick sellout of the first two shows, we’ve decided to add some more since the venue is close to home and I don’t foresee hitting the road anytime soon. I’m looking at these added October shows as our “Fall Tour.” The opportunity to play multiple nights, along with Danny, who I’ve been playing music with for well over 20 years, is especially exciting and full of amazing possibilities. [8/25/20]: Warren Haynes has announced that he will return to the stage on Saturday, September 12th and Sunday, September 13th at South Farms in Morris, CT with Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis as part of the venue’s “Twilight Concerts on the Farm” series, which was created with both safety and the overall concert experience in mind and at the forefront.As Haynes’ team explained in the shows’ announcement,For those of you not keeping score, it will have been over 6 months since Warren last performed publicly. For these 2 special shows, Warren will be joined by his Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis during portions of each night’s 2 set performance. Saturday’s show will start at 7p (gates at 5p), while Sunday’s times will be an hour earlier allowing for, hopefully, a perfect sunset performance. Located on over 10 acres of manicured farmland, the venue boasts a beautifully structured grid layout, adhering to public health guidelines while still maintaining the intimacy of live concerts. The vast spacing and outdoor conditions (open air) help reduce potential transmission and encourage social distancing.Concertgoers can purchase an 8’x8’ grid which is surrounded by an additional Social Distance Grid along with aisle spacing. Each Grid is designed for two guests and is offset to maximize stage view, and each ticket grants entry to two people. Grids cannot be merged and it is required to watch the performance from your designated area. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets for comfortable seating and enjoying the farm field. Outside food and beverages are prohibited. Food trucks and a full bar will be available on site.The shows will comply with the most current health and safety standards per state regulations and local jurisdictions in order to protect guests, artists, crew and staff. Face masks are mandatory when entering, exiting, and traveling throughout the venue to restrooms or concession areas. Masks are not required while in Guest Grid, however in accordance with Executive Order No. 7NNN: “Effective immediately, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.”Hand sanitizing stations will be dispersed throughout the venue. High-touch areas such as door handles, counter surfaces will be regularly and consistently disinfected throughout the show. Restrooms will be cleaned and restocked regularly throughout the show. Everyone entering the venue, including guests, artists, crew and staff will be health checked including a temperature check and short questionnaire. Masks and gloves will be available upon request. Per State order, the venue has a reduced capacity of 25% – making tickets extremely limited.An artist pre-sale for tickets to the outdoor Warren Haynes shows with Danny Louis in Connecticut will begin on Wednesday, August 26th at 9 a.m. ET. To access the pre-sale, head here and use the code “OLDFRIEND”.For a full list of upcoming shows at the Morris, CT venue, head here.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThanks to a new university project, the sight of gulls or pelicans with fishing hooks in their mouths or fishing line wrapped around their legs will be less common on California beaches. Beginning this week, the California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project at the University of California Davis is commencing a yearlong effort to remove discarded fishing hooks and slice tangled lines from pier pilings, and establish fishing-line recycling stations to make the coastal ocean safer for wildlife as well as people. “Fishing-line-related injuries are a problem for many of our coastal wildlife species,” said Kirsten Gilardi, executive director of the SeaDoc Society, a program of the UC Davis Wildlife Health Center. “Our goal is to remove as much of it as we can from around fishing piers, and then make it easy for anglers to dispose of their used hooks and line properly in the future.” From Santa Cruz to the Mexican border, trained volunteer scuba divers will use knives and shears to remove accumulated fishing line from the pilings at 16 public-access fishing piers. Working in close cooperation with the cities and ports that manage the piers and with local nonprofit organizations, SeaDoc will install custom bins at each pier to encourage anglers to discard their unwanted hooks and line in the bin instead of into the water. Collected monofilament will be recycled. Crews will be cleaning up the Avila pier today and tackle the rest before June 2007. Locations include Santa Cruz, Goleta, Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Oceanside, Ocean Beach in San Diego and Imperial Beach. Monterey pier was where the project debuted on March 20. To date, working closely with commercial fishermen, the California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project has retrieved nearly 10 tons of fishing gear from around the Channel Islands. The pier cleanups represent the project’s first efforts taking place on the mainland. The $200,000 California Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project is funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Marine Debris Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The project was established with grants from those organizations and by the California Ocean Protection Council and State Coastal Conservancy. Visit their Web site for more information.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore General Motors Co.’s product development chief says the company will introduce a plug-in rechargeable midsize sport utility vehicle sometime in 2011. The new vehicle, to be added to its Buick line, will be about the size of a Chevy Equinox SUV, right, but get double the city gas mileage with the help of an electric motor alongside the traditional one. (Read more from AP in Seattle Times) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning to begin widening Interstate 35 from three to four lanes in a stretch of highway near 67th and 75th streets in the coming weeks.The stretch of highway getting a fourth lane begins just south of I-35 at 67th Street and continues to just south of I-35 at 75th Street. Construction is slated to start in mid-March.I-35 regularly experiences a bottleneck effect, especially during peak traffic times, because northbound I-35 merges with northbound U.S. 69 just south of 75th Street.Kelly Kultala, public affairs manager for KDOT District 1, said the area will have some lane closures, but the highway is expected to remain open during construction.During the first four months of the project, the southbound on-ramp to I-35 from 75th Street and the southbound exit ramp to 75th Street from I-35 will be closed.“None of the lanes on I-35 will be closed,” Kultala said. “However, the contractor may need to have temporary lane closures from time to time reducing the current three lanes to two lanes.”KDOT recommends vehicles detour at Shawnee Mission Parkway and take Antioch Road between 67th and 87th streets. Kultala said to expect traffic delays.Construction is anticipated to be completed by mid- to late November.
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Bills surprisingly cut star running back LeSean McCoy, report says Bryant came in Friday for a workout that apparently went well. The veteran spent 10 seasons with the team before he was released during the offseason.He signed with the team in the 2009 season and had signed a three-year extension in 2018 before he was cut in February. The Falcons called it “a difficult decision but one that was necessary” at the time of Bryant’s release. Texans coach Bill O’Brien addresses Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors Jadeveon Clowney trade news: Seahawks, Texans agree to deal for pass-rusher Related News He is the leading scorer in franchise history with 1,122 points. The team was looking to add a kicker after Giorgio Tavecchio struggled during the preseason. He’s 4-of-8 on field goal attempts, even though he was a perfect 5-of-5 in field goal attempts in three games last season with Atlanta. Tavecchio missed his only field goal attempt Thursday night against the Jaguars, marking his third-straight miss and his fourth in his last five attempts.In 13 games last season, Bryant missed only one of his 21 field goal attempts. The Falcons are bringing back 44-year-old kicker Matt Bryant as the team finalizes its 53-player roster, Atlanta announced Saturday. The deal is for one year and worth $3 million, NFL Network reported.