All Live Nation Concert Participants in Upstate New York State must be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus this summer, and St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview is finally explaining the new policy.

Live Nation quietly announced the new policy on its ticket pages last week with an important note: “Current New York State guidelines require all participants to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter. the venue and attend that show. ”Technically, New York State does not require all concert attendees to show proof of vaccination, but NYS does require all attendees to be vaccinated at a large, open-air venue. air so that it can open to 100% of its capacity.

The St. Joe’s Amp website was updated Friday night with answers to questions about vaccination requirements, children in attendance, masks, social distancing and possible refunds.

Will Covid vaccinations be mandatory at all events at the St. Joseph’s Lakeview Amphitheater of Health in Syracuse?

“Yes – right now”, the St. Joe’s amp website said. “We don’t know how far in the future this requirement will be in effect. Live Nation, the concert promoter at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview, has determined that, based on New York State’s current COVID-19 guidelines, the demand for tickets and the desire to ensure that all fans, employees and performers feel safe while attending events at the amphitheater, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for admission to the amphitheater. Keep in mind that as New York State’s COVID-19 guidelines change, this admission policy MAY change, so please check this page often for the most up-to-date COVID-19 policies. “

How can I show proof of vaccination?

Spectators can show proof of vaccination with their Covid-19 vaccination record or by using the New York State Excelsior Pass (available for Download here). Photo ID will also be required.

Vaccination cards are valid 365 days after receiving the last dose of vaccine. If your Excelsior Pass has expired or will expire before one year, you can update your Excelsior pass to get the correct expiration date.

What about the children?

Children 12 years of age and over must be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination like adults. Children under 12, who are not yet eligible for vaccination, may attend shows with a vaccinated adult but must wear a mask.

Are masks and social distancing mandatory?

No; under current NYS and CDC guidelines, fully immunized concert hall attendees do not need to wear masks and seating will not be socially distanced. However, unvaccinated children attending a vaccinated adult should always wear masks.

What if I cannot or do not want to be vaccinated?

Then you cannot attend St. Joe’s Amp concerts. “While we strongly encourage everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone’s safety, we understand and respect that some will not want or be able to receive the vaccine. We apologize for our inability to accommodate you at this point in the 2021 season and look forward to seeing you as soon as all customers are permitted to attend without restrictions under NYS COVID-19 guidelines, ”the venue website states. .

Is there a way to get a refund?

The Live Nation website says anyone who purchases tickets now will not be eligible for a refund if they are not vaccinated by their show date. For people who purchased tickets before the vaccination policy went into effect – some of this summer’s shows are postponed from 2020 – the St. Joe’s Amp website says refunds will be offered to users of Ticketmaster / Live Nation within 30 days of their scheduled event for the refund process.

“While I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to start enjoying live music again, if you’d rather not attend the event anymore due to this health guideline, the event organizer has opened a refund window until (11:59 pm June 17), ”an email to ticket holders Luke Bryan said for the country star’s July 8 concert at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater in Lakeview in Syracuse.

For tickets purchased from third-party resellers, you will need to check with those suppliers for their refund policies.

Can I sell my tickets?

Yes, Live Nation allows ticket holders to resell their tickets through Verified tickets. Visit the page of the concert for which you wish to sell tickets, then click on “Sell Tickets” in the upper right corner. Tickets may also be sold on third party sites like StubHub, Siege Geek, TicketCity and Lively seats. The person to whom you sell or transfer your tickets will always need to show proof of vaccination.

And the other concert halls?

Live Nation also requires that all concert attendees be vaccinated at the Darien Lake Amphitheater, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) ) in Canandaigua, and the Artpark in Lewiston. All will be at 100% of their capacity without masks or social distancing, but participants must be vaccinated.

Some sites do not require vaccination, but their capacity is limited due to NYS guidelines and other policies in place, such as “Pods” for social distancing.

Where can I get vaccinated against Covid?

Anyone aged 12 and over in New York State is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine for free. You can find a vaccine supplier near you at, make an appointment at Onondaga County Clinics, visit a New York State Clinic (including the NYS Fairgrounds) here, or find a local pharmacy for appointments and walk-in shots. For more information, call New York State Immunization Hotline at 1.833.NYS.4VAX (1.833.697.4829).

To note: A person is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last dose. This means that a ticket holder who has not received their first injection of the two-dose vaccine will not yet be fully vaccinated by the time Luke Bryan performs at St. Joe’s Amp in Syracuse on July 8 or Trey Anastasio at SPAC. June 18. 20; they could, however, receive the Johnson & Johnson single injection vaccine by June 28.


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