Cincinnati Music Hall

Halfway through 2021, COVID-19 and the Delta variant continue to threaten any return to normalcy with a ripple effect that may take us well into the new year. While attractions, restaurants, and concert venues are open for business and welcoming guests, guidelines for mask mandates and vaccination requirements are being reevaluated.

Specifically, the return of big-name concerts and the popularity of new area concert venues present significant challenges with the desire for the show to go-on, while keeping everyone safe.

Here are the latest guidelines from your favorite venues:

Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center and Icon Festival Stage at Smale Riverfront Park at The Banks

The Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to any concert beginning Oct. 4th.

Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavillion

Riverbend

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to any concert beginning Oct. 4th.

Three concerts scheduled at Riverbend prior to Oct. 4th will require proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 48-hours prior to the event at the request of the artist:

  • Dead & Company on Sept. 11
  • Dave Matthews Band on Sept. 20

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Aronoff Center for the Arts

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for ticket holders 12 years of age and older for entry into the Aronoff Center beginning Sept. 13th. 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Will require all ticketholders 12 years of age and older be masked and show proof of vaccination status or documentation of a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater. 

Taft Theater

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to any concert beginning Oct. 4th.

Music Hall

Music Hall

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result for ticket holders 12 years of age and older for entry into Music Hall beginning Sept. 13th. 

Promowest Pavilion at Ovation in Newport, KY

Must present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show date.

Madison Theater in Covington, KY

Madison Theater

Currently no mandates for masks or vaccination status.

Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall

Must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Select shows will require proof of vaccination, per artist request.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Will require either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result prior to any concert beginning Oct. 1st. 

Restaruants Requiring Proof of Vaccination 

The restaurant industry faces similar challenges when it comes to making decisions regarding mask wearing and vaccination status. Currently, the following area restaurants are requiring all patrons wishing to dine indoors be vaccinated against Covid-19.

  • The Littlefield
  • Second Place
  • The Listing Loon
  • Brick Street Bar

As the leadership at these venues work to ensure safety and comfort for its patrons, we will update you on the very latest. If you are unsure of the current guidelines, it’s not a bad idea to carry your proof of vaccination card with you just in case restrictions are being enforced.