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Eased COVID-19 restrictions help Raleigh live entertainment, event planning businesses

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For Joe Bunn, being behind his turntables on a Friday night is a feeling he’s missed for nearly a year.

“I mean we rescheduled 350 weddings last year. There’s never been a worse year to be a DJ,” said Bunn, the owner of Bunn DJ company.

However, that’s not just true for DJs. The live entertainment and event planning industries as a whole took a huge hit when they were forced to close up shop because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nicole Flynn, marketing representative of Catering Works felt the blow, too. 

“We had to furlough pretty much all of our staff. Typically we have more than 100 staff here and now we are down to about 24,” said Flynn.

There is some light at the end of the tunnel. Starting Friday eased restrictions in North Carolina — including larger capacity indoors, a later curfew,

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