After five months of hosting live outdoor drive-in concerts, Tupelo Music Hall will return to indoor shows at the end of the month.
But other venues, like the iconic Casino Ballroom at Hampton Beach, remain closed.
The lineup at Tupelo in Derry so far includes a dueling piano show on Nov. 21 and Gary Hoey’s Christmas show on Dec. 4, 5 and 6. More shows are scheduled in the new year.
Tables for groups of four will be spaced 13 feet apart on the floor, and the ticket system includes a new algorithm to space out concert goers in the mezzanine depending on the group size. Capacity will be around 130 out of 700 seats — which is less than what the state allows as part of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
“I want to make sure everyone is comfortable,” said owner Scott Hayward. “Our plan is to seat less people and