ATLANTA – One of the most popular music festivals in Atlanta now requires attendees to be fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19.
Music Midtown announced the changes on their social media on Wednesday night.
“The safety of our guests and our employees is our top priority. Therefore, a full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required to participate in Music Midtown 2021, ”said the festival.
Music Midtown says it strongly encourages attendees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The last day you get the second shot of Moderna or Pfizer or the single dose from Johnson & Johnson is Friday September 3rd, two weeks before the festival starts.
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Participants who are not fully vaccinated must have a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of visiting Music Midtown.
Participants must bring a printed copy of a vaccination card, vaccination protocol, or negative test results with them every day.
Music Midtown requires masks to be used in all Piedmont Park interiors, including the VIP tents. The festival requires that unvaccinated people wear a mask at all times during the festival.
Music Midtown takes place in Piedmont Park from September 18-20. Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and 21 Savage are among the headliners. Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and Machine Gun Kelly are also among the over 30 artists and bands at the festival.
Music Midtown isn’t the only festival that requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
The organizers of this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announced the same requirements for the festival in Tennessee last week. The news followed a similar announcement of Milwaukee’s Summer Party, also slated for September.
The new COVID-19 security requirements are coming as most states see a surge in the Delta variant.
As of Wednesday, the rolling 7-day average of new cases in Georgia is 3,633.9. The 7-day rolling average is 16% positive. Emergency care across metropolitan Atlanta is working hard to treat COVID-19 patients and keep them out of the hospital, but an increase in cases is leading to very crowded facilities and long waits.
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