Liberty Hall

Live Events at Liberty Hall


Wednesday, August 18th, 2021


Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Liberty Hall will require proof of full vaccination from all patrons and staff to enter the facility for any live event presentation, effective immediately. 

In the face of the uptick in cases of Covid-19 and the rapid spread of the Delta variant, Liberty Hall has decided to implement a policy requiring proof of full vaccination for entry to any live event presentations for the foreseeable future. Patrons must present a vaccine card with matching ID upon entry. Proof of vaccination can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID. Fully vaccinated status (2 weeks past final dose of vaccine) is required.

Mask use is also still strongly encouraged while moving about the facility, regardless of status.

As children under 12 are currently ineligible for vaccination, children under 12 will be admitted only with a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of show time, and must wear masks per Douglas County mandates. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is fully vaccinated.

"The live event industry just emerged from its worst year on record." said Dean Edington, General Manager of Liberty Hall. "Many famous (and infamous) venues didn't get out alive and may never reopen. Luckily, the Hall survived through sheer will of the staff and if we can't curb this thing its all going to be for nothing. Just a few months ago, I felt confident that we were going to beat this thing, but a combination of the Delta variant, loosening of government protocol, vaccine hesitancy and misinformation has put us right back where we were. The life and livelihood of our staff, our patrons, the artists and crew and their families and the physical and mental well-being of our community and the Hall is of prime importance. The mission of Liberty Hall is to promote culture, civility and enlightenment to the Lawrence community through entertainment and assembly and, as a symbol of the community in this regard, it is important to take the lead on this, in hopes the rest of the community will follow suit and persons on the fence will have a reason to choose vaccination. With several upcoming tours already making requests for similar policies, it was the only logical step to take to ensure that live music can continue and responsible members of the community are not exposed to unnecessary risk." 

This policy has no current expiration and will be augmented in the face of any additional government protocols. It will first be enforced at the upcoming August 22 performance of Between the Buried and Me. 

Thank you for supporting live music, and thank you for your understanding as we try to create a safe and fun environment for everyone. Please reach out if we can be of further assistance.

**Fans who purchased tickets prior to this announcement and are unable to attend due to the change will be contacted via email with refund options.