Vaccination required at these live music venues in Charlotte

Vaccination required at these live music venues in Charlotte

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Masks are currently required indoors in Mecklenburg County, but some local music venues have taken an additional step by requiring proof of vaccination at the door.

Here’s the latest.

Vaccines required: Most allow exemptions with proof of a recent negative test.

  • Petra’s
  • Evening Muse
  • Neighborhood Theatre
  • Snug Harbor, depending on the artist.
  • Visulite Theatre, or proof of negative PCR test 72 hours prior

No vaccination required:

  • Middle C Jazz
  • Coyote Joe’s
  • Spectrum Center
  • Amos’ Southend
  • The Milestone Club
  • Skylark Social Club
  • PNC Music Pavilion and the Music Factory venues like the Fillmore, for now. Proof of vaccination will be required starting Oct. 4, along with all Live Nation venues around the country.

[Related Axios guide: 10 biggest concerts in Charlotte still to come in 2021]

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If you’re looking for a safe option for live music even as COVID-19 cases rise again, check out Sofar Sounds’ series of intimate shows in Charlotte. Emma went to one at Pinhouse in Plaza Midwood recently and heard Charlotte artists Emily Sage, Bianca Jade and DapYP.

How it works: The global company hosts small-scale concerts with local artists in secret locations around Charlotte.

  • Starting in September, they required proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test at all shows.
  • Tickets are $19 (plus fees) and shows start at 7:30pm.

Up next: Oct. 3 in South End, Oct. 4 in NoDa, Oct. 15 in Fourth Ward. Full schedule here.

Editor’s note: This guide was first published on Aug. 25, 2021. It was last updated on Sept. 27, 2021.

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