Today, more concert halls in Maine announce vaccination requirement
It is quickly becoming a trend.
Today, three Portland-area concert halls announced that in order to be admitted to and attend a performance, one must either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test result.
According to Portland Press Herald, the new requirement will take effect immediately at the State Theater and Thompson’s Point in Portland. The new rule goes into effect on August 26 at the Portland House of Music.
On August 6, Live Nation, the largest concert organizer in the world, published a guideline on “best practices” for the venues it owns and for the events it promotes in venues that it does not own. .
Starting October 4, all Live Nation sites will require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to enter, and all company employees here in the United States must be vaccinated, according to Variety.com.
For venues that the company does not own, they will leave the decisions to the performers and their teams.
So will the new demands end up happening here in Bangor? We contacted Waterfront Concerts and Alex Gray got back to us.
Mr. Gray told us, “We are not Live Nation, but we are working with them and other big promoters. The current collaboration in the industry is unprecedented. We are all talking more than ever. We continue to monitor federal and state CDC guidelines on outdoor and indoor events, as well as working with artists to meet their needs. Right now our only focus is outdoor orientation, as we don’t have an indoor show until early September. We contacted the Maine CDC to see if they were interested in placing the mobile vax unit in the room during Kiss (August 19) and Thomas Rhett (August 20), but we have yet to hear back there. there is a little.