The Ropin’ the Wind Garth Brooks tribute, originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at the Abbeville Opera House, has been rescheduled to April 16, due to COVID issues with the band, said Mike Clary, Community Development Director with the City of Abbeville.
Ropin’ the Wind is a Garth Brooks tribute band, based in Tennessee, Clary said.
This will be the third tribute performance slated for the Opera House, following tributes to Elvis January 30, and Pink Floyd on Feb. 6.
“The Elvis Show just about sold out, and the Pink Floyd show did sell out,” he said, emphasizing that the shows were at 45 percent audience capacity to provide social distancing to curb the threat of COVID.
The Opera House is continuing to tap the rich vein of classic rock and nostalgia. The Breakfast Club, an Eighties tribute band, is slated to perform on Feb. 20.
Abbeville’s community theater promises to be a busy place in the coming months. The Abbeville City Council recently approved a slate of members of the Abbeville Community Performing Arts Commission, and this Commission is expected to help plan events at the Opera House.
The Commission will include Jodi Miller, Maria Brotherton, Mark Meyers, Jordan Clinkscales, Shelley Reid, Audrey Adams and Joanna Fleming, according to a list provided by the City.