The Pickers & Poets Singer-Songwriter series event with pop singer/songwriter Luke Wade that was scheduled for Sunday, March 15, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Luke was worried about bringing the virus from California and that they might not let him come back,” said creator of the event Craig Clifford. “The city and county folks are discouraging events with public crowds.”

Many public sporting events and concerts have been postponed or canceled already as the virus continues to spread.

“We're worried that most of our audience (and one of the performers) is elderly. Luke is up for rescheduling once the virus simmers down. As for the rest of the series, we'll just play that by ear,” Clifford said.