Organizers for Park City Song Summit, the five-day music and culture gathering happening Sept. 8-12 in Park City, UT, have outlined COVID-19 safety protocol for this year’s event. After consulting and meeting with top health officials, infectious disease experts, local government, various artist agents/managers, and high-level festival and concert promoters to employ best practices around large gatherings, Song Summit organizers are proactively taking safety measures for Song Summit talent, attendees, and staff. Park City Song Summit staff thanks all parties in advance for their patience, understanding, and cooperation as organizers adapt to and implement necessary changes for public safety. “In these unprecedented times, the health, both physical and mental, and safety of our artists, our staff and our attendees comes first,” says Park City Song Summit founder, Ben Anderson. “Safety comes before our bottom line and before politics. We want live music to continue and are mapping our logistics to ensure that it will, as safely as possible.”
COVID-19 Safety Protocol As Of Aug. 18, 2021:
All Song Summit programming will be outdoors at The Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley: 2 main stages, 2 tents for Lab conversations, and 1 tent for songwriters-in-the-round.
All ticket holders over the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination, with the last vaccination received at least 14 days before the event.
Song Summit staff will be vaccinated, with the last vaccination received at least 14 days before the event. Song Summit staff will undergo a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test every other day and wear masks at all times.
Artists will provide either proof of vaccination, with the last vaccination at least 14 days prior to arrival, or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of their arrival. All artists, vaccinated or not, will be tested upon arrival. Unvaccinated artists will be required to test every other day while at the Song Summit.
Rapid Antigen Test Stations will be available for testing of staff, artists or at the request of any vaccinated attendees.
Capacity at Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater will be limited to 50% (~2,500 total per day) and the premiere seating areas will be distanced. Capacity for the outdoor Labs (conversations and podcasts) will be limited as well.
Social distancing of at least six feet will be required for entry points, lines for bathrooms, concessions and merchandise areas, and other “pinch points.”
Masks will be required indoors (e.g., bathrooms, hallways, green rooms, etc.) and strongly recommended for outdoor shows.
Frequent sanitation and enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place at all Song Summit locations.
Hand sanitization and free mask stations will be provided at various Song Summit locations.
Anyone experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms related to COVID-19 will be asked to stay home or leave the venue.
For more information on Park City Song Summit safety protocol, please visit the Health and Safety tab on our website.
Please note that all protocols are subject to change as this is an ever-evolving pandemic. Song Summit organizers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 data with health officials and medical consultants and will adapt accordingly as the situation warrants.
“We will monitor this situation closely as reports and data regarding new cases and hospital admissions due to COVID-19 patients continue to come in across the country and specifically, in Summit County and its surrounding counties. We will also closely follow reports of festival and tour cancellations and enhanced COVID-19 protocols at various events and by various artists. We will strive to use the best practices to limit the risk of contraction and transmission of this highly transmissible respiratory virus. We believe that working together we can get this right,” Anderson said.
Ticket exchanges and refunds: If you are unable to adhere to the aforementioned vaccination requirements or you have scheduling issues that conflict with the new programming, refunds may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.