NewsCoronavirusLocal Coronavirus News


Country singer Collin Raye is in Utah, but Tooele County won't allow concert

Says it's 'good to be here'
Posted at 2:27 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 23:27:48-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Country music star Collin Raye arrived in Salt Lake City Friday, according to a post on the Utah Business Revival Facebook page.

He was greeted by Eric Moutsos, who founded the group and is organizing the concert which has been billed as a "protest concert" against restrictions on crowd sizes due to the coronavirus.

"Good to see you man," Raye said as he and Moutsos hugged.

'When we think of country music, we think of Collin Raye," Moutsos said in the short clip that was marked "courtesy Steve Rey Sorensen."

It ended with Raye saying, "Good to be here."

However, the concert, which had been scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Studio Ranch in Grantsville cannot be staged, according to a health order issued by the Tooele County Health Department.

There is also a court proceeding Friday afternoon where concert organizers are seeking a go-ahead to stage the event.

The concert, which could draw up to 10,000 people, was originally scheduled to take place in Kaysville.

It had the support of the mayor, but the city council voted to nix it.