COVID-19 Info & Guidelines

UPDATE [6/16/21]:
As of June 16, 2021, New York State has lifted all COVID-19 related restrictions that apply to a venue of Rockwood’s size. In accordance with these revised guidelines, vaccination records will no longer be checked, nor will social distancing or masks be required, while masks will remain highly recommended for non-vaccinated individuals.

As some already announced events may still require a 100% COVID-19 vaccinated audience (including artists and staff), please check the event page on our website, or the original ticket link for updates. For those shows, our policies remain below:

You may purchase a ticket to any Rockwood Music Hall show if you are FULLY VACCINATED, meaning you have received the 2nd of 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than 14 days prior to an event. Please read all attendance procedures below prior to your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Remember, a general rule of thumb still stands: if you do not feel well, please stay home, get tested, and get well!

CHECK-IN: Patrons will be required to queue 6 feet apart outside the venue. We recommend that you arrive early, as check-in time may be lengthier than normal due to the below procedures. Please have your valid government issued ID and proof of COVID-19 Vaccination out and ready before arriving at the door. 

Valid proof of vaccination includes:

1. New York State Excelsior Pass (fill out online, then download the NYS Excelsior Pass Wallet in the app store to access your QR code, which we will scan at the door)
– OR –
2. A CDC-issued paper vaccination card. 

Refunds will not be given to anyone turned away at the door for failing to provide qualifying proof of vaccination (your ticket has already taken someone else’s spot!)

ONCE INSIDE: Masks are not required, but also not discouraged. Do whatever makes you feel safest. Please note that there are no social distancing requirements. Everyone inside the building will be fully vaccinated, including artists and staff.

For your peace of mind, hand sanitizer is accessible throughout the venue, and disposable masks are available by request behind the bar. Additionally, the venue’s HVAC system is equipped with CDC-recommended MERV-13 air filters.

AFTER THE SHOW: Please exit the venue through Stage 3 Ground Level to ensure one-way traffic. You are welcome to stay at the Stage 3 bar as long as you’d like!

We ask for your patience and understanding as we continually adjust our operations to be as efficient and safe as possible in the post-COVID world. As always, thank you for continuing to support live music in NYC. We’ll see you soon!


TERMS & CONDITIONS: By entering Rockwood Music Hall, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and relinquish Rockwood Music Hall from any and all liability.

Policies are subject to change at any time in accordance with CDC/State guidelines, and at the sole discretion of venue management.