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Downtown Knoxville live music venues to require vaccination proof or negative COVID test

The negative test will have to be taken 72 hours within the event date.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, Mill & Mine, The Outpost and Pilot Light have joined together to announce that they will require patrons to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event date.

Additionally, masks will be required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. 

Adults must present a valid photo ID and either a verified negative COVID-19 test result or a valid COVID-19 vaccination record.

The test result and vaccination record must match the photo ID.

For minors between the age of 2 to 11, a negative COVID-19 test is not required, but masks must be worn at all times except when eating or drinking.

For minors eligible for the vaccine (ages 12 – 17) but without a photo ID, a verified negative COVID-19 test result OR a valid COVID-19 vaccination record alone will be accepted.

"We are so excited about the busy schedule of entertainment planned at the Tennessee Theatre in the coming weeks and months," The Tennessee Theatre said in a press release. "Amid this excitement, there is concern about the currently rising COVID-19 case counts in our community and throughout the country." 

These precautions start Aug. 23 and last through at least Oct. 31 at the Tennessee Theatre. 

For more information, visit the venues' websites: