I went into the recordset rsEvents and pasted in what you wrote:
SELECT * FROM events
WHERE DATE_FORMAT(sort_date, "%Y-%m-%d") >= Date_Format(Now(), "%Y-%m-%d")
It tested with no records showing and when I uploaded the page, it was entirely blank. Nothing on the page at all.
Was I supposed to also format the sort_date field in phpmyadmin as date? But when I do that, it turns all the dates to zeros.