Reflect with Patterson: Music shows are back


The anticipation that precedes a concert is unlike any other. Receiving the confirmation screen and holding the tickets in hand (or adding them to your digital wallet) makes the show and excitement even more real. The concerts keep us going, they get younger and frankly, it’s a lot of fun to see a show. Live music is on the way back, and it is imperative that we work together to make sure it can stay.

Many shows originally slated for summer 2020 are living to see summer or fall 2021 rescheduling dates. While it’s hard to plan a likely more open summer show and eventually end up with it. on a busy fall date, keeping an open mind while trying to make it work is essential. Artists are just as desperate for live music as the fans are, and working with reprogramming for safety or meeting the implementation of new health and safety guidelines are small prices to pay for the experience. a live show.

Safety precautions don’t end with simple reprogramming. Many venues and artists have specific protocols to ensure both their safety and that of their fans. The Blossom Music Center in Cleveland offers a “Plan Your Visit” tab on the Live Nation website, providing specific health and safety guidelines. The guidelines state that participants must provide printed proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result no later than 48 hours before the event. Although the guidelines are subject to change, they apply to Bordeaux 5 Thursday, Death & Company September 7 Jimmy buffet September 25 and Dave Matthews Group September 29.

Likewise, indoor arenas like the one in Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and Columbus Schottenstein Center have also implemented health and safety protocols. Both sites also require masks to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Locally, Stuart opera house provided a COVID-19 update indicating that as of today, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of the event is required. Masks are also required in all spaces of the Stuart Opera House. The union share an Instagram post, announcing that as of August 13, valid ID and proof of full vaccination or a negative test result within 48 hours will be required to enter. “We have been closed for 14 months. We don’t want to cancel any more shows. We will do all we can to continue hosting shows safely. Thank you for your understanding. Please get vaccinated, ”the statement wrote on the Instagram post.

No matter where you travel to see a performance, it is necessary to consult the health and safety guidelines for the specific venue or artist. It is important to adhere to these guidelines and to respect the health of other fans, artists, staff and team in order for live music to be possible. While it is both extremely exciting and relieving to see rescheduled shows and entirely new gigs perform, working together has to be continuous. Get the job done and enjoy the show.

Lauren Patterson is a journalism student. Please note that the opinions and ideas of columnists do not reflect those of The post office. Do you want to talk to Lauren? Tweet her @lpaatt.


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