Jonas Brothers stop in Jacksonville, vaccine or negative COVID-19 test required

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jonas Brothers “Remember This” tour stopped in Jacksonville Friday night with special guest Kelsea Ballerini.

The sold-out show brought thousands to Daily’s Place excited to see the Jonas Brothers in concert.

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”The 16-year-old in this 30-year-old body is beyond excited,” Amanda Wedding said. She works in a dentist office. “We were closed for 8 weeks and didn’t see or talk to anybody, so this is beyond exciting.”

Danielle Silvious is celebrating her birthday at the concert. She’s waited 12 years to see them perform in-person.

”I can’t wait to see my favorite band of all time,” she said.

The tour kicked off in August and continues to Tampa Saturday. The show does require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

An announcement on the Daily’s Place website reads, “Please note this show is requiring all fans to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event for entry. In lieu of proof of a negative test, ticket holders may voluntarily provide proof of full vaccination (at least two weeks after final dose).”

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Staff checked proof at a checkpoint and had the right to turn away concertgoers for noncompliance.

”I feel protected and I feel safer coming to an event like this knowing everyone is good to go,” Megan Vitale said.

Other concerts at Daily’s Place, including Counting Crows, also required proof of vaccination.

Earlier this week, the Florida Department of Health released a list of businesses it’s investigating for violating Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning vaccine mandates.

The order penalizes offenders with a $5,000 fine per each person impacted by a mandate.

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Action News Jax discovered eight northeast Florida businesses on the list, including Daily’s Place.

In a statement, the venue said “Certain acts visiting Daily’s Place have expressed their preference is to require that all attendees to their event provide confirmation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the venue. As an alternative to obtaining a negative test, they must voluntarily show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

While some concertgoers were in favor of the vaccine mandate, others told Action News Jax they were indifferent on the issue.

Here’s a list of the other Jacksonville businesses under investigation for vaccine requirements.