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Many Music Venues, Theaters Will Still Require Vaccinations After City Drops Mandate — But Masks Could Become Optional

The city is ending its mask and vaccine mandates for businesses. Performance venues are deciding what rules they'll keep as they try to woo back customers while prioritizing safety.

Citywide

No Shot, No Show: List Of Chicago Music Venues Requiring Vaccines Grows As Industry Tries To Stay Afloat Amid Delta Surge

"As venues, we didn't sign up to lead the charge in public [health] safety, but we've been put in that position," one owner said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

First To Close, Last To Open: Will Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Survive The Coronavirus?

The owners of Chicago's music venues say federal relief efforts won't help them survive unless changes are made — and they're asking music fans to amplify their message.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Can The Patio Theater Finally Return To Its Former Glory? New Owner Aims To Bring Historic Theater Back To Life

Soon-to-be owner Chris Bauman wants to not only fix up the theater but bring in entertainment that can pay the bills. "It's a travesty tearing theaters like these down."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park