JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is welcoming more than 4,000 concertgoers tonight for a concert featuring Glass Animals. They will all have to follow extra steps to enjoy the show.
They must submit a negative COVID test, or proof of vaccination.
Jeff Piehl owns the Pelican Pub, both the downtown location and one about a mile away from the Amp.
”We’re ready to have everybody back to normal,” he said. Normal capacity will be back for the Glass Animals concert Tuesday night. A new normal where the box office may be empty, but tickets sold out online and concertgoers means extra business.
”Definitely helps us all get back out and get going,” Piehl pointed out. ”I’m the only place open after midnight. This side of the island, anyways,” he explained. “We do get a lot of [concertgoers] downtown.”
And while The Amp itself doesn’t require masks, a negative COVID test, or proof of vaccination, artists can. The Glass Animals concert is requiring all 4,092 guests to submit a negative COVID test within 72 hours or proof of vaccination in order to attend the show. Home testing kits are also not allowed.
To keep up with changes and requirements, it’s best to check each artists’ event page or call your ticket provider directly.
Aside from the COVID-19 test, or vaccine, business owners like Piehl hope their place can be another option for visitors in the area.
”If you wanna go to a concert, you’re gonna have to get one,” he said. “But you can come to the pub, and we’ll play the jukebox for ya!” he joked.
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