COVID Policy and Protocols

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts! When you reserve your tickets for the festival you’ll be required to adhere to these current safety protocols as well as any protocols implemented by the Front of House staff on-site at each event. LAMF continues to adopt industry standards for concert protocols that have emerged over the past months and years. Through these precautions we aim to ensure a high degree of safety during the ongoing health crisis.

Please read carefully and come prepared! There will be no exceptions to the following, and on behalf of our entirely-volunteer front of house team we thank you for your understanding and compliance.

AUDIENCE PROTOCOLS

  • Masking: Masks will be recommended while attending LAMF events. We strongly recommend N-95 masks, and will have them available for audience use as needed. For concerts at the Gichi-ziibi Center, the balcony seating will be reserved for immunocompromised patrons or those who wish to be in a masked a distanced setting; for the comfort and safety of these patrons we will require masks and distancing in the balcony area.
  • Seating capacity: While LAMF will not reduce the capacity in the auditorium (except in the Gichi-ziibi balcony as noted above), with our new venue we anticipate festival concerts to be at about 2/3 capacity this season. Tickets will need to be reserved ahead of time to enable this, and to ensure that we have contact information in order to convey the most up to date safety information for our performances.
  • If you are feeling sick on the day of the concert, please stay home out of concern for other attendees. We will look forward to welcoming you at our next performance! In this case you may contact our volunteer ticket associates to turn your name-your-price ticket transaction into a donation or request a refund. Please note, refunds can not be issued for ticketed events (Cabarets or Gala)– however you may turn your ticket price into a donation or send another guest in your place.
  • If you have questions or concerns about these protocols, please contact Executive Director Scott Lykins for clarification: scott@lakesareamusic.org. These protocols have been created by the LAMF staff and board of directors, based on federal and state health guidelines and through research on what other organizations and venues are doing to keep their audiences safe.

ARTIST PROTOCOLS

  • All performers engaged for the 2022 season have been vaccinated – with booster – and will have submitted proof of their vaccination to LAMF.
  • Prior to travel to Minnesota or starting rehearsals, all artists will show proof of a negative PCR test.
  • All artists will undergo a rapid antigen test regularly throughout the festival season.

We acknowledge conditions continually change. LAMF will continue to review and revise as the situation evolves and as new information becomes available regarding COVID-19 and its variants. LAMF will monitor changes in guidelines closely and continue to adjust decisions to prioritize everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Please continue to check this page for updates.

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