The change in protocol comes as Davidson County’s transmission level has dropped significantly, and is now below the CDC’s threshold for “substantial transmission.”
The original protocol was announced back in September amid an increase in COVID cases nationally and in Davidson County, and the venue had partnered with the CLEAR App to allow fans to show proof of vaccination to help speed up entry into the arena.
Individual tours or events will still be able to require proof of vaccine or negative test if they choose, and the requirement will also remain in place for the upcoming CMA Awards, which are scheduled to take place at Bridgestone Arena on November 10.
The dropping of the vaccine requirement comes just in time for Chris Stapleton’s two night run at Bridgestone on December 10 and 11, which was originally scheduled for 2020 and was rescheduled again from October 2021 after Chris was forced to go on vocal rest from laryngitis.
See below for rescheduled dates.
Nashville • 12.10.2021 Nashville • 12.11.2021
The show at Riverbend in Cincinnati is being rescheduled to 2022. A new date will be announced as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/9qDV7dvwXu