HELENA — The COVID-19 pandemic was a major disruption for activities at the Helena Civic Center. The facility hasn’t hosted any live performances since the start of COVID restrictions in March.

That is now changing, with several shows planned in the month of September. The first, on Friday evening, will be a concert by the country artist Chris Petersen. On Friday afternoon, crews began bringing in instruments and other equipment to set up for the show.

Civic Center leaders say they’ve worked closely with Lewis and Clark Public Health to come up with a workable plan for a live performance. They say they’ve wanted to be able to bring entertainment to the community, while keeping health in mind.

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