Ticketed Event Policy Starting September 9th, 2021
The health, safety, and well-being—and that of our musicians, staff, volunteers, and community—is our top priority at the National Blues Museum.

That is why, beginning September 9th, 2021, the National Blues Museum will require all concert audience members to be fully vaccinated to attend all ticketed events. All audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within five days before the performance.

The entire NBM family, including musicians, staff, and volunteers, is also required to be fully vaccinated at ticketed events. We are implementing these policies in consultation with public health officials, in collaboration with many of our region’s arts community, and in response to patron feedback to keep you, our musicians, staff, and community as safe as possible.

These protocols are in effect from September 9th through December 1st, 2021, and will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations.

Safety Requirements

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test
Starting September 9th, all patrons are required to show proof of their complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test upon arrival at all ticketed events at NBM. Guests will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card. Unvaccinated patrons and children under 12 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test: either a PCR test taken within five days of the performance start time, or an antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time.

Face Mask Requirement
All patrons are required to wear approved face coverings at NBM concerts, including while seated during the performance unless actively eating or drinking. Face coverings must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) standards. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided with a disposable mask.

Do you have hesitation about getting vaccinated? Take a look at what some members of NBM's community have to say about their experience with vaccines.
"I’ve been a huge advocate in the fight to end COVID-19 after my cousin died from it in the early months of its existence. Per doctor’s orders, I was not allowed outside to congregate with people or perform, which was crushing. I was hesitant about vaccinating but did it. My world reopened, and I was able to socialize, hug, and get back on stage."

-Lady J Huston
"I typically have a reaction to the flu shot and was skeptical about getting vaccinated. After thinking about it long and hard, I decided to get the vaccine in order to keep my family safe. There were no side effects, and I am so glad I did."

-Carol Boss
"I got the vaccination because I am afraid of COVID-19 and its variants. I want to protect myself, my family, my friends, and anyone I come into contact with. It is the safe and the right thing to do."

-Bernie Hayes
Getting vaccinated not only protects you but others in our community. If you have not been vaccinated click the link below for more resources including where to get the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get tested.