According to The New York Timesand the panel of specialists that they hosted, the return to our beloved concerts and music festivals is unlikely to happen before 2021. Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, one of the key architects of the Affordable Care Act and a special adviser to the director general of the World Health Organization stated:

“Restarting the economy has to be done in stages, and it does have to start with more physical distancing at a work site that allows people who are at lower risk to come back,” he said. “Certain kinds of construction, or manufacturing or offices, in which you can maintain six-foot distances are more reasonable to start sooner. Larger gatherings — conferences, concerts, sporting events — when people say they’re going to reschedule this conference or graduation event for October 2020, I have no idea how they think that’s a plausible possibility. I think those things will be the last to return. Realistically we’re talking fall 2021 at the earliest. Restaurants where you can space tables out, maybe sooner.”