CMAC Adds Vaccination-Only Concert With Three ’90s Rock Bands

Another concert dedicated to vaccines has been added to the CMAC summer program.

Collective Soul will perform at the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) in Canandaigua, NY on August 28, 2021. Fellow 90s rock bands Better Than Ezra and Tonic will open the show at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 27 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Pre-sale tickets will be available to fans starting today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m.

The CMAC requires all participants in its 2021 season to present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 at each event. Under guidance from New York State and the CDC, that means a fully vaccinated crowd can be at 100% capacity without a mask or social distancing.

“Given the NYS and Ontario County mandates, CMAC has made the decision to open its 2021 season as a fully vaccinated site,” a statement read. “After a thorough review of our operations team, artists and patrons, CMAC wants to make sure everyone feels safe while enjoying our venue. We are proud of our history and our tradition of providing a safe community place. »

The CMAC says spectators can show proof of vaccination with their Covid-19 vaccination card or by using the New York State Excelsior Pass (available for download here). Photo ID will also be required.

Anyone who cannot get the Covid shot or who chooses not to get the shot will be offered a full refund for any previously purchased tickets.

Collective Soul, known for post-grunge hits like “Shine,” “December,” and “The World I Know,” was originally scheduled to perform at CMAC in July 2020, but the show was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Better Than Ezra songs include “Good”, “Desperately Wanting”, and “Extra Ordinary”; Tonic is best known for the 1997 hit “If You Could Only See”.

The CMAC’s 2021 summer concert lineup includes:

  • July 3: Red White & Boom 4th of July Celebration with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO)
  • July 10: “Welcome Back to CMAC Community Concert” honoring all first responders with local artists
  • July 31: Blackberry Smoke with The Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe
  • August 5-6: Luke Combs
  • August 22: Thomas Rhett
  • August 27: Jason Mraz
  • August 28: Collective Soul with Better Than Ezra, Tonic


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