According to Us Weekly, Rice had posted a clip from the show with the caption, “We back,” but it has since been deleted after a wave of criticism poured in. “All local requirements were abided by for the recent concert, and numerous precautions were taken,” Brian May, VP of the Brushy Mountain Group, told Variety in a statement. (Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary was the venue where the concert was held. “We drastically reduced our maximum venue capacity of 10,000 to 4,000 maximum capacity (lower than the state’s advisement of 50%) with less than 1,000 in attendance Saturday night, providing ample space in the outdoor lawn area for fans to spread out to their own comfort level,” he continued. “All guests were given temperature checks prior to entering the venue and free hand sanitizer was provided to everyone at entry.
All vendors and staff were advised to wear masks and gloves when interacting with guests, and bandanas were available for purchase on-site. “We were unable to further enforce the physical distancing recommended in the signage posted across the property and are looking into future alternative scenarios that further protect the attendees, artists, and their crews and our employees," he said. "We are reevaluating the series from the top to bottom—from implementing further safety measures, to adding stanchions, to converting the space to drive-in style concerts, to postponing shows.
Rice played a show in Tennessee on Saturday, June 27. https://t.co/tSbJBCJz2z— Glamour (@glamourmag) June 29, 2020