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Onondaga County to host multiple concerts amid surge in cases

The Syracuse area will be hosting five big concerts in the next couple of weeks and seven more through the month of October.

These concerts are happening during the surge of Covid-19 cases in Onondaga County.

One of the five concerts so far are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test.


Saturday there was a concert that 4,000 people attended at the Lakeview Amphitheater for Lady A, with little restrictions.

The list is growing for concerts that will require proof of vaccine, including the Foo Fighters.

Dr. Philip Falcone, Chief Medical Officer at St. Joseph’s Health, said that he thinks the level of safety could be increased, resulting in a better potential outcome.

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon previously announced restrictions would be lifted for the Amphitheater, but Live Nation is requiring those who are unvaccinated to wear masks. Policing that is almost impossible though.

Falcone stated that even vaccinated individuals risk potentially catching the virus, and it’s something they should keep in mind when attending these concerts, especially if they have children at home.



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