Chicago Launches Special Concert Series for Fully Vaccinated People

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The City of Chicago has unveiled an exciting new concert series—but don’t bother trying to attend if you’re not fully vaccinated.

Last week, the city announced the Protect Chicago Music Series, a series of monthly concerts available exclusively to fully vaccinated Chicagoans. The Protect Chicago Music Series will include a variety of musical events taking place all across the city. Complimentary tickets will be distributed to Chicagoans that receive vaccination at designated locations.

“We will never mandate that Chicagoans get a vaccine but this is a creative way to incentivize people to step up and get it, especially younger people,” said CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D (via Chicago.gov). “If we’re to get out of this pandemic we need people to get vaccinated. It’s safe, it’s effective, it’s free, and it’s the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community.”

In order to qualify as fully vaccinated—and attend this concert series—Chicagoans must have received the final dose of a two-dose vaccine, or a single-dose vaccine at least two weeks prior to each event. Attendees must then bring their CDC vaccination card, a valid piece of photo ID, and their complimentary ticket—which can be acquired through Eventbrite or at designated vaccination sites.

“The pandemic has had a huge impact on arts and culture in our city, and I know residents and artists alike are ready to move past the past year and get back to making and listening to music together,” said DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly. “These events are a great way to remind people of the importance of vaccination. Get vaccinated and get your free ticket.”

The first event of the Protect Chicago Music Series will go down on Saturday, May 22, in Hyde Park, in partnership with The Silverroom. The event will feature performances from DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell.

“This is our chance to all be together listening to music like we used to,” said Eric Williams, Owner of The Silverroom. “For those of you who’re looking to get vaccinated and want to attend the event, go to the vaccination site at Apostolic Faith Church this Saturday and get your ticket.”

What do you think of the City of Chicago’s plan to encourage vaccination by offering free concert tickets?

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