Get out your vaccine cards at these venues!
A number of Cleveland venues have announced that they will begin requiring either proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test for entry. Some venues, like the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Stage have even begun to explore the possibility of app-based solution to inspire confidence in their safety measures. Below is a short list of all the Cleveland venues requiring proof of vaccination so far, beginning with the most recent entrants to the list.
Playhouse Square, a center of Cleveland’s live theater scene, will will require audiences to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test according to a statement by CEO & President Gina Vernaci, which also mentioned that the policy had been developed in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. They will also require audiences to wear a mask while inside. This policy goes into effect on September 30.
The Cleveland Orchestra, which performs at Severence Hall, will require audiences to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test. They will also require audiences to wear a mask while inside the venue. This policy goes into effect on September 15.
Northeast Ohio partnership: The Agora, Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, Bop Stop at the Music Settlement, The Foundry Concert Club, Grog Shop, Happy Dog, Jilly’s Music Room in Akron, Mahall’s, Music Box Supper Club
This partnership between multiple northeast Ohio venues, announced in early August, created a sweeping requirement for proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test to enter any of the above establishments.
The national concert company AEG announced in early August that they would require proof of vaccination or a negative test at all AEG venues, including Cleveland’s The Agora. They attributed this policy change to the Delta variant and widespread vaccine hesitancy across the US.
Live Nation: Cleveland’s House of Blues, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, Blossom Music Center
Live Nation, one of the US’s largest concert promoters, also introduced new COVID guidelines in August for both performing artists and guests. In Cleveland, they operate all the above venues, so these guidelines will apply there. However, Live Nation is also associated with shows at venues it does not own, so these restrictions may be relevant at other shows — check your tickets to be sure of the restrictions at upcoming shows.