UPDATE: Rhythm & Roots Reunion director responds to COVID-related stipulations from headliner Jason Isbell
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion executive director Leah Ross says they are taking time to consider all of the information they have to see what kind of impact the demands of headliner Jason Isbell will have on their festival next month.
Isbell announced Monday that he will not perform at any venue in the coming months if the promoters allow unvaccinated fans into the show. Isbell said spectators must present their COVID vaccination card or proof of a negative test before being allowed in.
Ross said their agency has always adhered to health and safety precautions issued by Tennessee, Virginia, and the CDC and hopes concertgoers will be patient with their process.
Ross’ complete statement: “As an organization, the Birthplace of Country Music continues to follow state health and safety guidelines set forth by both Tennessee and Virginia and the CDC in regards to COVID-19. We are aware of the statement made by Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion festival artist Jason Isbell about requiring proof of vaccinations or negative test results to attend his concerts. We ask for your patience at this time as we take time to carefully consider all the information we have and how it may impact Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and our community.”
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