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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 23, 2020

Based on guidelines from the State of California and recommendations by health experts, all performances at the Harris Center through July, 2020 have either been cancelled or are being rescheduled, effective April 23, 2020.

Like so many other live performance venues across the country, the cancellation/rescheduling of events at the Harris Center has been a rolling tide, as the length and breadth of the pandemic has come into clearer view. This April 23 announcement is the third such announcement, following one on March 12th and a second on March 17. All told, 135 events have been cancelled as a result of the pandemic. On March 18, all Los Rios Community College District facilities — including the Harris Center — were closed, with staff shifting to work from remote locations.

“The safety of our patrons, artists and staff remains our highest concern,” notes Harris Center Executive Director Dave Pier. “In this unprecedented situation, direction from government authorities and our own campus and college district is unified and crystal clear. The safety of all is best served by not gathering people together.”

The website www.HarrisCenter.net remains open for business and will continue to update the public about the impact of the pandemic on the Harris Center’s operations going forward. Patrons needing assistance during the closure of the Ticket Office should email TicketOffice@harriscenter.net.

The Harris Center has been steadily issuing refunds to ticket buyers for cancelled performances. For more information, patrons should visit the Harris Center website at https://www.harriscenter.net/events/cancelled-events which includes a list of affected events and an indication of the status of refunds updated daily.

Many have asked about how they can support the Harris Center through this trying time; donations are always welcome at www.harriscenter.net/donate.

Given the unknowns about the pandemic, this is a story that is evolving almost daily. As plans for reopening the Center are solidified, media will be notified via press release; in addition, Harris Center patrons, which number upwards of 150,000 households, will be informed of developments at the Harris Center by mail, e-mail and social media. Stay tuned.


March 18, 2020

Based on the latest guidelines from the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all performances at the Harris Center through May 14 have been cancelled effective March 17, 2020.

This March 17 announcement is the second such announcement of cancellations, following that of March 12th that cancelled or postponed the balance of March events at the Harris Center. All told, 95 events have been cancelled.

Effective March 18, all Los Rios Community College District facilities, including the Harris Center, will be closed, with staff working from remote locations. The website www.HarrisCenter.net remains open for business and will continue to update the public about the impact of the pandemic on the Harris Center’s operations going forward.

Patrons needing assistance during the closure of the Ticket Office should email TicketOffice@harriscenter.net.

The Harris Center began issuing refunds to ticket buyers for cancelled performances last week. For more information, patrons should visit the Harris Center website at https://www.harriscenter.net/events/cancelled-events which includes a list of affected events and an indication of the status of refunds updated daily.

Many have asked about how they can support the Harris Center through this trying time; donations are always welcome at www.harriscenter.net/donate.


March 14, 2020

The Harris Center Ticket Office will have staff available to answer incoming phone calls at 916-608-6888 on:

  • Sun, Mar 15: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Mon, Mar 16: 12 PM - 6 PM
  • Tue, Mar 17: 12 PM - 6 PM

Due to the closure of Los Rios facilities, the Ticket Office will be closed to the public effective Wed, Mar 18 through Tue, Mar 31. If you need assistance during the closure, please email TicketOffice@harriscenter.net.

Check this website for the latest updates.


March 12, 2020 — 11:30 AM

Here at the Harris Center, the safety of our patrons, artists and staff is our highest concern.

Based on the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health concerning small and large gatherings as announced by Governor Newsom on the evening of March 11, effective 3/12/2020, all performances at the Harris Center through March 31 have been cancelled.

The Center will be issuing refunds to ticket buyers for the cancelled performances. Patrons who purchased tickets by credit card will see a credit appear on their credit card account within the next few days. Those that purchased with cash or check should contact the Harris Center Ticket Office to arrange a refund at 916-608-6888 (open 12 PM to 6 PM, Tuesday through Saturday) or email TicketOffice@harriscenter.net for assistance. Those that purchased tickets through any source other than the Harris Center should consult their place of purchase for a refund. Please Note: This refund effort will take time as it involves thousands of ticket purchases. Your patience is appreciated.

The Harris Center is not alone. Performing arts programs at Mondavi Center at UC Davis, Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, Pepperdine University, Scripps College, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and others have cancelled performances in response to this unprecedented public health crisis. In addition to events taking place at the Harris Center, the Los Rios Community College District is also cancelling all athletic events, other performing arts performances, and any other non-essential gatherings meeting the criteria outlined in the state mandate.

The Los Rios Community College District is closely monitoring the recent updates and advisories regarding COVID-19. As of 3/12/2020, there continue to be zero confirmed cases of students or employees with the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Harris Center, Folsom Lake College or in the Los Rios Community College District.

Additional updates will be available via this website as new information becomes available.

Related Links

Visit the links below for additional information about the coronavirus as it relates to the Harris Center and Folsom Lake College.