As any concert going fan knows, 2020 sucked for live music.  While we did have many artists doing live stream events, that a lot of were free, it's still not the same.

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When vaccines started getting administered and restrictions were lifted earlier this year, that meant concerts could start being booked again.  This was good news for everyone involved in the business.  Lots of people were able to go back to work doing what they do, putting on live shows to entertain the masses.  As I was just getting excited to catch Shinedown live in September and also Guns N' Roses, I just saw that several rock bands have started cancelling shows.

Now, I'm not saying these two will get cancelled, but I can't help but have that feeling they might.  It's not just rock bands either, musicians of all genres have started pulling the plug on tours for 2021 stating concerns over COVID-19 again.  Will every show in Minnesota get cancelled?  Most likely not, but I would bet that plenty will.  Many concert venues have also started requiring proof of vaccination status or a recent negative COVID test to get in to the shows, which will certainly hurt some ticket sales and may have an impact on if some shows happen.

I had really hoped we were done with the pandemic, not just for my own selfish reasons of wanting to see live music as much as I'm used to, but also because so many people rely on the industry to make a living.  While I want everyone to be safe and healthy, at what point to we actually get back to what we know is normal, or will this be the way things are for another whole year?  Several days of live music that is for sure happening and raises money for homeless Veterans is The Tribute Fest, you can get all of the details on this Twin Ports area favorite event HERE.

What Do I Do If I Lose My COVID-19 Vaccination Card?

When you get your COVID-19 vaccine, you're handed a card that details the date, manufacturer variety, and location of your dose. If you're getting one of the two-dose vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna), you'll need that card to coordinate your second and final dose. But even with the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and even after getting the second shot, you'll need to keep that card in a safe place.

While nationwide vaccine mandates aren't a thing at the present time, there are a variety of times you might need that card even after completing the vaccine process. Many schools (primary, secondary, and higher education) are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine similar to other vaccinations. Additionally, some entertainment venues and mass transportation are requiring either proof of a negative COVID test or the vaccine card.

So what happens if you lose it? Relax. There are ways of obtaining a replacement - and they differ slightly whether you've lost it before getting both doses or after.