MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tourism officers in Memphis, Tennessee, say the Beale Road Music Competition and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest have been rescheduled for the autumn after they have been postponed by the brand new coronavirus outbreak.
Memphis in Might officers mentioned in an announcement Saturday that the barbecue cooking competitors has been reset for Sept. 30 by Oct. 3. The music competition will now be held Oct. 16 by Oct. 18.
Each occasions are the cornerstones of town’s monthlong vacationer occasion in Might. They appeal to music followers and barbecue cooking groups from around the globe.
The Lumineers, Three 6 Mafia, The Avett Brothers, Lil Wayne and The Smashing Pumpkins have been among the many musical acts scheduled to carry out on the music competition earlier than the cancellation. It was not instantly clear if the performers who have been set to look on the unique dates in Might might be a part of the lineup in September.
The Nice American River Run additionally had been postponed. It has been reset for Oct. 31.
This Mississippi River metropolis depends closely on tourism income from Memphis in Might. Organizers mentioned earlier this month that they’d been instructed by metropolis officers that the occasions couldn’t be held as initially scheduled.
In the meantime, Elvis Presley’s Graceland mentioned it’s extending its closure by April 19. The Memphis vacationer attraction is centered on the life and profession of the late rock n’ roll icon. It yearly attracts about 500,000 guests, together with worldwide vacationers.
For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus causes delicate or reasonable signs, corresponding to fever and cough that clear up in two to 3 weeks. For some, particularly older adults and people with current well being issues, it might trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia and demise
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