Echostage joined several of D.C.’s prominent entertainment venues in saying it will require guests to either show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before being allowed in.
Beginning Aug. 21, guests will be required to bring a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 test result within the last 72 hours — or a photo of the card or results — in order to attend Echostage, Soundcheck or Glow events.
The health and safety of our fans, employees, and artists is always of the utmost importance to us, as well as creating environments where our community can feel comfortable coming together & celebrating with us.
Effective August 21, we are now requiring either proof of (1/3) pic.twitter.com/9bkcg9g2r7
— Echostage (@echostage) August 11, 2021
Venue-operator I.M.P. — which owns The Anthem, 9:30 Club and Merriweather Post Pavilion — announced Tuesday that it will require vaccinations or negative test results for entry to its venues beginning Aug. 15.
I.M.P. said in a news release that its venues have been closed for 17 months due to the pandemic, and it will do “everything in our power” to never experience another shutdown again.
“If you want to enjoy a performance with us and thousands of others, you will demonstrate you’ve protected yourself, the people around you, and the community by taking the vaccine, or if you’re ineligible or choose not to be vaccinated, prove that you do not have Covid when you join us,” the release said.
WTOP’s Jose Umana contributed to this report.
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