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Live Entertainment Returning To The Phoenix Area

Live entertainment is coming back to the Valley. And venues are taking the steps necessary to continue performances safely.

The list of big-name acts range from country and rock 'n' roll to Broadway productions. In September, ASU Gammage is having its first show since March 2020, opening with Broadway’s "Hamilton." The theater is following all CDC guidelines, requiring masks and will be open at 100% capacity.  Kari Amarosso is with ASU Gammage.

“The health and safety of our guests, staff, artists and community are our top priority. You know we’re following all CDC, state and reopening safety protocols," Amarosso said.

On Friday night, the Ak-Chin Pavilion in west Phoenix will hold its first concert since the pandemic began, with country singer Dierks Bentley. The concert did not require masks or proof of vaccination.

But in October all Live Nation venues including the Ak-Chin Pavilion will require attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show.

Thalia Lopez is an intern at KJZZ and entering her final year at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Lopez is studying broadcast journalism with a minor in theater.Growing up in Arizona, Lopez has become familiar with the different cultures that spread across the state and has developed a love for connecting with the community.When off the clock, Lopez enjoys advancing her acting skills, finding new ways to improve her health and watching movies with her friends and family.