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Chicago’s New Summer Concert Series Is Only Open To Fully Vaccinated People

The kickoff concert will be held May 22 in Hyde Park with DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell.

DJ Ron Trent will perform at a May 22 concert in Hyde Park.
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CHICAGO — The city is hosting a summer concert series exclusively for fully vaccinated Chicagoans.

The series is meant to incentivize residents to get vaccinated against coronavirus so they’ll be better protected — and can protect their families and communities, according to a Mayor’s Office news release.

The kickoff concert will be held May 22 in Hyde Park with DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell. That event is being held in partnership with the Silver Room.

To go to that concert, attendees must have received their final dose of a vaccine at least two weeks prior to May 22. That means this Saturday is the latest someone could get the only shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and be eligible for the event.

Events will be ticketed, and attendees will have to bring their CDC vaccination card and a matching photo ID.

Tickets for the May 22 event will be available starting noon Monday on the Silver Room’s website.

People can also get free tickets to the event by getting vaccinated at an event 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave. That event will use the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Appointments are preferred but not required and can be made online.

Additional dates and artists for the series will be announced throughout the summer.

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