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AEG Presents To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Entry To Events Starting October 1st

AEG Presents announced today that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry into its owned and operated clubs, theaters, and festivals.

In response to the nationwide surge in positive cases surrounding the COVID-19 Delta variant, the global leader in concerts and live events announced the latest vaccination policy will be in effect no later than October 1st, 2021. The new policy will be implemented at the company’s operating venues and festivals, including New York’s Webster Hall and Brooklyn Steel, The Roxy and El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas, Firefly Music Festival, Day N Vegas, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Coachella Music & Arts Festival, among others.

According to AEG Presents, October 1st was chosen specifically to “allow time for any eligible unvaccinated ticketholders and staff to reach fully vaccinated status should they choose to do so.” Leading up to October 1st, the company will allow proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of show date.

“We have come to the conclusion that, as a market leader, it was up to us to take a real stand on vaccination status,” said Jay Marciano, COO of AEG and Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents. “Just a few weeks ago, we were optimistic about where our business, and country, were heading. The Delta variant, combined with vaccine hesitancy, is pushing us in the wrong direction again. We realize that some people might look at this as a dramatic step, but it’s the right one. We also are aware that there might be some initial pushback, but I’m confident and hopeful that, at the end of the day, we will be on the right side of history and doing what’s best for artists, fans, and live event workers.”


While the vaccination policy will be implemented, AEG Presents included a list of FAQs, including the “required by law” issuing a medical or religious exemption. Live music fans should contact the desired show’s venue to obtain additional information and requirements. Additionally, families planning on taking children under the age of 12 that aren’t yet qualified to receive the vaccine are exempted and children can show a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the desired event.

It’s unclear if AEG Presents’ vaccination policy will last. Considering vaccinated individuals can still contract and spread the virus, it’s a wonder why companies like AEG wouldn’t be requiring a mask mandate or negative COVID-19 test for optimal results. Additionally, musicians and groups like The String Cheese Incident, Circles Around The Sun, Desert Dwellers, and more have cancelled shows due to a positive COVID-19 test even while being fully vaccinated.

For more information and list of FAQs, visit AEG Presents health policy page on their website here.