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Ogden Twilight performers impose COVID-19 restrictions for two shows

By Tim Vandenack - | Aug 26, 2021

BENJAMIN ZACK, Standard-Examiner file photo

The sun sets over the crowd at the Ogden Amphitheater as Pale Waves performs on the final night of the Ogden Twilight Concert Series for 2018 on Aug. 9, 2018.

OGDEN — If you’re not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or can’t provide proof of a negative test for the virus, you won’t be able to get into Saturday’s Louis The Child concert, part of the Ogden Twilight music series.

You also won’t be able to get into the Grouplove concert scheduled for Sept. 25, also part of the Ogden Twilight series.

24tix.com, the ticketing agency handling ticket sales for Ogden Twilight shows, informed ticket holders of the news in a pair of emails sent earlier this week. Ogden Twilight noted the rule for the Louis The Child show in a Facebook post Wednesday.

News of the restrictions — requested by the artists and their managers — comes on the heels of decisions by other performers and concert venue operators around the country to impose similar rules as the COVID-19 case count across Utah and the rest of the nation surges upward. The numbers had steadily edged downward from highs registered last November, December and January before starting to move back up in June and July.

Ogden Twilight reps didn’t respond to Standard-Examiner queries seeking comment. But 24tix.com emails and the Ogden Twilight Facebook post said the rules come down from the artists and their managers.

“We’re supporting these requests to ensure national artists can continue to tour safely, and so our music community and economy can experience a stable recovery. These requirements will be mandatory,” said the 24tix.com emails.

Per the rules, concertgoers must either present a vaccination card or a negative COVID-19 antigen test on entering the Ogden Amphitheater. The test must have been taken no more than 72 hours before the day of the concert.

Children under 12 are exempt from the rule and masks are recommended if you get within 6 feet of someone outside your group, the emails state.

The Ogden Twilight post on the issue generated a fairly mild response.

“Thank you for showing leadership and presenting concerts safely in our community!” one poster said in response.

Saturday’s Louis The Child show is sold out, according to Ogden Twilight, and the warm-up bands start at 6 p.m., with gates opening at 5 p.m.


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