SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The sounds of nightlife are returning to San Diego County, as more and more restaurants are bringing back live entertainment for outdoor diners.
When the state lifted the stay-at-home order last month, and San Diego County returned to the state's purple tier, live entertainment got the green light to resume.
Musician John "Juanito" Tidwell, with the band Malamaña, says work is now finally starting to pick up.
"It's been really hard. Hard mentally as well as financially," Tidwell said. "The last time I had a gig was March 20. And just a week ago, we started again."
The band is back performing at Café Sevilla in the Gaslamp Quarter, and they have another gig in San Marcos on Valentine's Day weekend.
Rudy Corona, the restaurant and club manager at Cafe Sevilla, says they are excited to have live music again, though with some guidelines in place.
"We have the musicians apart and away from the audience, so that's the thing that's changed this time," Corona said. "At this time, we can't have any dancing."