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With COVID-19 surging once again and hospitals at or nearing capacity in several areas, vaccine requirements are becoming more common as a condition of entry for music venues, restaurants, and other gatherings happening around the country.
Artist Jason Isbell, for example, made headlines recently when he announced that he would require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for attendees at all of his concerts in his current tour with artist (and former Fayetteville resident) Lucinda Williams.
Last week, local bluegrass band and Fayetteville favorites Arkansauce announced their upcoming show at George’s Majestic Lounge on Aug. 21 would have a similar requirement.
George’s announced the decision on their Facebook page, sharing a statement from the band.
From the statement:
With the current COVID 19 surge in our area we need to keep the health of our fans, family, crew and George’s staff in mind. As such we will be requiring proof of vaccination in the form or your vaccination card or a photograph of such OR a negative COVID test received within the previous three days of the 21st. We’re sorry for any inconvenience and we hope to see you there healthy and happy.
George’s officials said that the decision came directly from Arkansauce. The venue has not adopted a blanket rule on vaccinations, and for now will leave that up to the bands.
“George’s supports our artists,” venue officials posted on their Facebook page.
Arkansauce will perform at the venue on Saturday, Aug. 21. Tickets to the show are $18, on sale now at the venue’s ticketing site.