SPOKANE, Wash. — COVID-19 restrictions will tighten for concerts at the U.S. Pavilion at Riverfront Park starting on Aug. 28.
From Aug. 28 to Oct. 1, concertgoers will be required to show either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within 72 hours of the event.
Then on Oct. 1, they will require proof of vaccination for entry into Spokane Pavilion Concerts at Riverfront. The date was chosen specifically to allow time for any eligible unvaccinated ticketholders and staff to reach fully vaccinated status should they choose to do so.
If anyone is unable to provide the documentation, or if they do not have the ability to provide a test result taken within the 72-hour window, they may request a refund from the original point of purchase until the event start time or Sept. 4, whichever comes first.
According to the Spokane Parks and Recreation spokesperson Fianna Dickson, this decision was made by AEG. The organization schedules and books all the concerts at the pavilion.
The Rebelution concert on Aug. 25 doesn't fall in that timeline and will not abide by those requirements.
Here is a list of the concerts at the U.S. Pavilion scheduled for the rest of the year:
- Rebelution on Aug. 25 at 5:30 p.m.
- Counting Crows on Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.
- Death Cab for Cutie on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.
- Louis the Child on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
- Billy Strings on Sept. 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
- Porter Robinson on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
- My Morning Jacket on Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
- Machine Gun Kelly on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m.
Other entertainment venues
The three venues operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District - the Spokane Arena, the Spokane Convention Center and the First Interstate Center for the Arts - will not require full vaccination for attendance. The facilities district told KREM on Monday that it has no plans to institute a vaccine requirement, but if Governor Jay Inslee were to mandate such a requirement, they would follow it.
Another local venue, the Fox Theater, said it will be meeting soon about vaccination requirements and plan on making a decision next week. Northern Quest Resort and Casino asks people who aren't fully vaccinated to wear a mask while at their venues.
The Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane has possibly the strictest policy currently, requiring either proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours before the event.