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Flat Iron Crossroads embraces new technologies to reach fans

PHOTO COURTESY CHUCK HUDSONThe duo Cole & MaryAnn, consisting of MaryAnn Toboz and Cole Prior Stevens, from left, performed at Flat Iron Crossroad in February.

Flat Iron Crossroads, the new music venue in Gloucester, saw its momentum come screeching to a halt last month as “stay in place” orders were issued across Virginia because of the COVID-19 crisis.Considering self-quarantining and social distancing, the venue’s events for March, April, and most of May had to be canceled or rescheduled, said a press release.But this did not deter the Flat Iron Crossroads board and volunteers, said the release. They instead embraced new technologies to push forward so that when open again the venue can provide quality live entertainment and education.On March 22, Flat Iron ventured into the realm of livestreaming. The equipment was already in house when artist Bobby “Black Hat” Williams called board chairman Ray Friend and said that he wanted to do a live streaming show. Friend’s response w...

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