With the rising number of Covid cases due to the Delta Variant, the future of live music this fall is starting to look bleak. In an effort to continue to stay open, many venues and promoters have instituted mandatory vaccination and/or negative test requirements for entry.
Live Nation and AEG, two of the largest concert promoters in the world, have instituted the policy for their shows, many venues in Nashville are enacting Covid requirements, and many others are leaving it up to the artists.
The Kansas City Health Department teamed up with Brooks to offer a pop up vaccination clinic ahead of his show at Arrowhead Stadium last weekend, however the turnout appears to be less than they hoped.
According to KCUR, a total of 35 people were vaccinated ahead of his show that saw over 70,000 come through the gate.
Granted, there’s no way of knowing how many people were vaccinated prior to the show, but if the crowd is representative of the Kansas City area, it would put the number at about 40%.
Despite the poor showing the KC Health Department will continue to partner will large events to try and get more people vaccinated.
“We are increasing our efforts to partner with community events to meet people where they are, partnering with schools to get younger people vaccinated, returning to the City Market and coordinating with the upcoming Planet Comicon Kansas City to name a few.”
Garth should be making an announcement in the coming weeks regarding the future of his fall Stadium Tour.