Updated Entry Requirements

Ensuring the safest experience possible

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Festival Info

icon icon Will you require vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry?
icon icon If I'm not vaccinated, will I be able to attend?
icon icon What vaccine proof will be accepted?
icon icon What negative test proof will be accepted?
icon icon Do I need to wear a mask at ARC?
icon icon Should I attend if I'm currently sick or have been sick recently?
icon icon What other steps are you requiring to ensure the safety of guests?


In accordance with updated City of Chicago recommendations, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend ARC Music Festival. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours of attending ARC Music Festival. If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines or to find a vaccination location near you, please visit To find a testing center nearest you, please visit

Entry Requirements

  1. Bring a printed or digital copy of your Vaccine Card, Vaccine Record, or Negative COVID-19 test
  2. If you are unvaccinated, you’ll be asked to wear a mask throughout your time onsite.

We ask that you not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party:

  1. Within 14 days before attending the festival you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for, COVID-19;
  2. Within 48 hours prior to attending the festival, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention);

Additional Information

Based on the latest advice from the Chicago Department of Public Health, we encourage all fans attending the festival to bring a mask for anytime they enter an indoor experience.

ARC Music Festival is a 100% outdoor event.

Masks will be available at the entry gates and medical tents. We will also have hand sanitizer stations on site and cleaning crews will do frequent cleanings of the high touch areas around the festival grounds.

What type of test result is acceptable?

The test must be a COVID-19 viral test (nucleic acid amplification test [NAAT] or antigen test) with Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Self-tests (sometimes referred to as home test) and rapid tests are acceptable as long as they are FDA-EUA approved viral tests and are accompanied by printed documentation of results.

Printed evidence of negative test result much include:

  1. Type of test
  2. Entity issuing the result (e.g. healthcare entity, laboratory, manufacturer)
  3. Specimen collection date.
  4. Information that identifies the person tested: full name and date of birth

Test kits are not acceptable evidence of negative result. Negative test with the information above must be printed.