AmericanaFest 2021, running from Sept. 22-25 in Nashville, has announced new COVID-19 policies for its upcoming event.
The three-day conference will be requiring either proof of vaccination, with a final dose at least 14 days prior to Sept. 22, or a negative COVID test obtained within 72 hours of the event. Additionally, based on the most recent CDC recommendations, attendees are encouraged to wear masks in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
“The safety of our community including attendees, artists, speakers, partners, volunteers and staff for AmericanaFest 2021 and the Americana Honors & Awards is our top priority,” AmericanaFest shared on its website. “This policy may change as we approach our event due to federal, state and local guidelines. We thank you in advance for helping us in protecting yourself and the rest of our community.”
AmericanaFest joins the growing list of events, venues, and businesses who have implemented new COVID-19 entry protocols. Among the others are Bonnaroo, Summerfest, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Merlefest, Live Nation, AEG Presents, and a slew of Nashville’s independent music venues. Additionally, artists such as Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia Line have also cancelled upcoming shows due to the threat of COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution.
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