FPC Live to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test upon entry to all shows

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MADISON, Wis. — FPC Live, the promoter behind some of Madison’s largest and most popular live entertainment venues, will now require full vaccination or printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry for all of its local venues.

The new policy applies to High Noon Saloon, Majestic Theatre, Orpheum Theater, and The Sylvee. Event goers can bring either their original vaccination card or a printed copy of it. Negative test results must also be printed.

According to an FAQ page, the requirements were put in place to ensure concerts can keep happening amid a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. “We believe it’s much better to take these precautions so we can enjoy shows together rather than go back to no shows at all,” the page reads.

Kids under the age of 12, who are currently ineligible for vaccination, will be required to provide a negative test within 72 hours of entry.

Some artists may implement varying COVID-19 protocols, like mask requirements, for individual shows. Fans should check event and ticketing websites and event pages for the latest information.

More information about FPC Live’s COVID-19 protocols are available online.