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Tracking Twin Cities music venues’ vaccination requirements

7th St Entry. (Illustration by Allegra Lockstadt for MPR)

With a rapidly-changing public health environment, an increasing number of music venues are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for entry. Below is a list of the latest expectations at many Twin Cities music venues. We’ll update this post as policies change, but please check venues’ websites to confirm their latest policies before purchasing tickets or heading out the door! If you represent a venue with a policy change, or one you’d like added to this post, email localshow@mpr.org.

7th St Entry 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.”

331 Club 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

The Armory 

“The Armory follows all state and federal mandates when it comes to COVID safety at the time of each event. On an event by event basis, the event promoter or artist may require additional safety mandates. The Armory will communicate to ticket holders the specific event policy well before each show.”

Cabooze 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Cedar Cultural Center 

“Effective Friday, August 13th, 2021, The Cedar Cultural Center will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test (which was taken 72 hours prior) for any person to enter any events held at The Cedar. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend.”

Dakota Jazz Club  

“Effective immediately, all performances at the Dakota will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card or a photo of their card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.”

Day Block Brewing 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Fillmore Minneapolis 

Starting Oct. 3, the Fillmore and all other Live Nation venues will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Fine Line Music Café 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.”

First Avenue 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.”

Fitzgerald Theater 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.” 

Hook & Ladder 

“All Indoor performances will require guests show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.” 

Icehouse 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Minnesota State Fair 

No vaccination or test required for entry. “Based on recent guidance by the CDC, we reiterate that you are strongly urged to wear a face covering indoors and in outdoor crowded settings, regardless of vaccination status.”

Mortimer’s 

“After listening to our community of friends, patrons, and musicians, we have decided to make it company policy that effective immediately all events will require a proof of vaccination or or a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to the event. Additional mask requirements will continue to be up the the performers.”

Mystic Lake Showroom 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Myth 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Northrop 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.

Orchestra Hall 

“Effective September 20, 2021, anyone entering Orchestra Hall will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.”

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 

“In light of the highly transmissible Delta variant and increasing case numbers in Minnesota, we require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending an event. All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue, except while eating or drinking in the lobbies only.”

Orpheum Theatre 

At Hennepin Theatre Trust venues, all vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, and guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas) More details here.

Paisley Park 

“For all non-tour-related events at Paisley Park, beginning August 28th, 2021, we will require proof of a full series of Covid-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Masks will also be required for events.” 

Palace Theatre 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.” 

Palmer’s Bar 

“For the safety of staff, entertainers and patrons, be prepared to show proof of vaccination or 72-PCR test results upon arrival for events inside. Masks recommended.” 

Pantages Theatre 

At Hennepin Theatre Trust venues, all vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, and guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas) More details here.

Part Wolf 

“We are proceeding forward by following other venues in the area with their guidelines that upon entry to shows we will require vaccination cards or a negative COVID-19 test results (within 72 hours of event). We suggest masks indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. This policy will go into effect starting September 1st.”

Skyway Theatre 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently. 

State Theatre 

At Hennepin Theatre Trust venues, all vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, and guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas) More details here.

Surly Festival Field 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.” 

Target Center 

All guests must review and verbally respond to a series of health screening survey questions prior to entering the arena to verify that they are not potentially infectious” 

Target Field 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently. 

Turf Club 

“Effective immediately, all concerts and events at First Avenue and associated venues will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from 72 hours or less prior to the event.” 

Uptown VFW Music Room 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently. 

U.S. Bank Stadium 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently. 

Varsity Theater 

Starting Oct. 3, the Varsity and all other Live Nation venues will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Xcel Energy Center 

This venue has no vaccination policy available currently.