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COVID-19 Conscious Concerts


With vaccination rates on the rise, performers are touring again. Some artists are performing rescheduled concerts while others are touring after releasing a new album during the pandemic. Many venues are taking precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading at non-socially-distanced events. 

Most events in the upcoming year will require all unvaccinated attendees to take a COVID-19 test no more than 72 hours before the time of the event. Vaccinated event-goers must have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the event. Attendees will need to provide printed proof of their full vaccination or printed proof of their negative COVID-19 test results at the door of the venue where tickets are scanned. 

As always, do whatever you need to make yourself feel safer and comfortable. Most events will not require guests to wear a mask at any point, but carrying one with you just in case may be a good idea. Wash your hands after touching any surfaces such as door handles and avoid touching your face. 

Refunds for tickets due to a positive test or exposure to COVID-19 are not always guaranteed because the policies vary. Make sure you thoroughly read through the rules and guidelines specific to the event you would like to attend before making your final plans.

Chase Novitt is a University of North Georgia student who will be attending a Sueco concert in March that will require full vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours. Novitt said, “It annoys me mostly because it’s been shown that even those that are vaccinated can still cause the spread of the virus. Therefore, all [attendees] should have to take a Covid test or no one should.”


Here is a list of some of the concerts that will be happening in Georgia in 2022 (listed by date): 

Riley Green: Jan. 7-8 at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta

Parker McCullum: Jan 15 at Bell Auditorium in Augusta

Billie Eilish: Feb. 5 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Kacey Musgraves: Feb. 9-10 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Eagles: March 4 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

KANSAS: March 19-20 at Macon City Auditorium in Macon; March 20-21 at The Classic Center in Athens

Justin Bieber: Mar. 21 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Tyler the Creator: March 25 at Gas South District in Duluth

Blake Shelton: April 6 at Lake Olmstead Stadium in Augusta

John Mayer: April 8-9 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Hillsong United and Chirs Tomlin: April 13 at Gas South District in Duluth

Styx: April 21 at Macon City Auditorium in Macon

Journey: April 25 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

J Balvin: May 15 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Coldplay: June 11 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta

Backstreet Boys: June 28 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta

Morgan Wallen: Aug. 5-6 at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta

Santana with Earth Wind and Fire: Aug. 24-25 at Cellaris Amphitheater at Lakewood in Atlanta

The Killers: Sept. 16 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

Shawn Mendes: Oct. 14-15 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta

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