We are taking the necessary steps to ensure a safe and fun experience for all attendees at Panther Island Pavilion.

Masks at River and Blues Festival


Reasonable exceptions will be made.

Stage Viewing at River and Blues Festival


First come, first serve.
Front stage priority for VIP and Platinum.

Sanitation at River and Blues Festival


Hand sanitizing stations throughout the grounds.

Face masks are required to be worn by all attendees, including staff and volunteers. Reasonable exceptions will be made for people eating or drinking while physically distanced from others. We recommend you bring an extra mask to the festival, wear a different mask each day and follow face covering guidelines outlined by the CDC.

The general admission area will be divided into 10’x10’ pods, each having a limited capacity of 10 people, that will be filled daily on a first-come, first-served basis. Each pod is meant to contain only people in your party. Groups smaller than 10 are still required to sit in a pod. For instance, if you come as a couple, or a group of six, you will be required to sit in a pod. You will not have to sit with people you do not know. We encourage you to bring blankets and chairs to place in your pod.

Tables and chairs will be provided for guests who purchase VIP tickets. These will be set in groups of two, four, six, eight and ten and will be spaced properly following social distancing guidelines. Tables and chairs will be filled daily on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tables and chairs will be provided for guests who purchase Platinum tickets. Your platinum concierge will contact you by email to arrange for your RESERVED table. You can reserve a table for your group of any size up to 10 people.

The map shown here provides a visual of the layout.

Increased hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the festival grounds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer regularly to prevent the spread of germs.

River and Blues will regularly clean and disinfect shared surfaces, including restrooms, throughout the festival, following CDC recommendations and best practices.

Cashless transactions using credit cards, debit cards or ApplePay to purchase food, drinks and merchandise are strongly encouraged to minimize cash handling at the festival. Select concession lanes will be dedicated to cash-only transactions.

Signage and distancing markers will guide you on walkways throughout the festival grounds and remind you of safety and health practices.

We are requiring on-site temperature checks for all guests as well as for all employees and volunteers.

We are asking that patrons be responsible regarding their level of risk to themselves and others. If you have pre-existing conditions, or are in a high-risk group, we encourage you to stay home. If you are sick with COVID-19 or any other illness, or if you think you could have COVID-19, please stay home. If you encountered anyone who has tested positive within 14 days of the festival, please stay home.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people gather. COVID-19 is a contagious virus that can lead to severe illness and possibly death. According to CDC, older adults (64 years of age and older) and persons with underlying medical conditions might be at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please visit the CDC website. By attending the River and Blues Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.