Trigger Hippy announced Thursday morning in an Instagram post that it is postponing two concerts this month — including the Sept. 18 show at the Alhambra — because of a rise in COVID-19 cases.
“We’ve come to a tough decision, but one we feel is important for not only our collective safety but also in terms of assuring that everyone has the best experience at a Trigger Hippy show,” the post states. “… We’re disappointed, but already working on rescheduling these dates. Note that all ticket holders will be refunded.”
Trigger Hippy said refunds will be handled through the Pennyroyal Art Council, which manages the Alhambra. The arts council followed up with an email to ticket-holders to explain that refunds would be sent to the original method of payment and confirmed in a separate email from Ticket Spice.
The Nashville-based band was co-founded by drummer Steve Gorman, who grew up in Hopkinsville.
Last week, the arts council announced it would begin requiring masks for patrons entering the downtown theater.
On Wednesday, officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center and the Christian County Health Department urged local residents who aren’t already vaccinated to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The health department reported six recent COVID-19 deaths. The hospital released data about coronavirus patients treated at Jennie Stuart in August and noted that 94 of 103 people hospitalized last month were not vaccinated.
This story has been updated with information about ticket refunds.