The Jones Assembly postpones Local Tap event due to COVID-19 pandemic
The Jones Assembly has postponed its second annual Local Tap event, originally slated for Saturday.
The event has been delayed to 2021 out of caution and following Gov. Kevin Stitt's new mandate for bars and restaurants in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an email.
The Oklahoman's Carmen Forman reports that Stitt on Monday announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants as the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued to surge across the state. Effective Thursday, bars and restaurants must adhere to a nightly 11 p.m. curfew, except for to-go and drive-thru orders. Bars and restaurants will be required to close by 11 p.m., with no in-person food or alcohol served afterwards.
The Jones Assembly's Local Tap was to start at 4 p.m. and feature six local bands and six local breweries are on tap for a day of good vibes on the Film Row venue's spacious outdoor patio.
Bands were slated to have staggered live performances all day, and each brewery was to set up for tastings of one unique locally made beer. The event was to include live music from Foxburrows, Audio Book Club, Twiggs, Jabee, LCG & The X, and Stepmom. Breweries in attendance were to include Angry Scotsman Brewing, Prairie Artisan Ales, Vanessa House Beer Company, COOP Ale Works, Cabin Boys Brewery and Stonecloud Brewing Company.
Although tickets were capped to maintain social distancing and the patio was to closed to eventgoers only, the venue has decided to postpone the event to next year rather than going ahead with Saturday's plans.
For more information, go to www.thejonesassembly.com.