Public Health Update for March 16, 2020: Shows Postponed Through April 1

Poets, listeners, once and future Cantabbers: you will be unsurprised to hear that our March 18, March 25, and April 1 shows have been CANCELLED. We will work to reschedule our features at the earliest most appropriate opportunity. In the meantime, we hope you will support our postponed features with purchases direct from their presses:

We recognize that our space provides valuable social and financial support to developing and working artists; we’ve done so for almost three decades, and we intend to continue. However, for the duration of the Cantab Lounge’s mandated closure of service, and until further notice, we will prioritize our poets’ physical safety and adhere to city and state recommendations to cancel gatherings.

We encourage you to protect and support not only yourself and your loved ones, but also the most vulnerable segments of our population, which you surely already realize includes many of the artists and listeners we welcome to our space regularly –some of whom are at both medical and financial risk in the current crisis. If you have enjoyed building our community for a few hours on Wednesdays, we hope you will continue to seek and lend support to those who have built it with you.

We’ll be using our Facebook page to offer you the chance to financially support our postponed features, as well as share resources for working artists and signal boost for local poets whose tours have been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you again soon.