Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit’s concert that was scheduled at the Panther Island Pavilion on August 13 has been moved to Billy Bob’s Texas due to new COVID-19 guidelines issued by the singer himself, according to A declaration on Billy Bob’s site.
Isbell announced on Twitter on August 9 that he would require proof of vaccination or a current negative test for all attendees at his upcoming shows, and that if the venue didn’t allow it, he wouldn’t perform there.
According to Billy Bob’s statement, “When Jason Isbell announced new guidelines for his next concert in Fort Worth, his management and the Panther Island Pavilion contacted Billy Bob’s Texas to facilitate the show on Friday the 13th… Isbell says he has need COVID- 19 vaccination evidence at his concerts to keep his fans safe because “if you are dead you have no freedom.” “
The new conditions to attend the Fort Worth show are as follows:
- All participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of attending the event.
- “Fully vaccinated” means the participant is at least two weeks away from their final dose, which means no later than July 30, 2021. Each person must provide proof of vaccination, which may be the original vaccination record, a copy of the vaccination record, or a photo of the vaccination record.
- If the participant is not vaccinated, they must pass a COVID-19 diagnostic test (PCR or antigen) within 72 hours of the event and provide proof of the negative result to security before entering the facility .
Participants are advised to arrive early as documentation verification will be a new and lengthy process.
Anyone who is unwilling or unable to adhere to the new guidelines and who purchased their tickets directly through AXS can request a refund. Refunds must be requested from the point of sale before the time of the event.
The show will now take place at Billy Bob’s regular time at 10 p.m. instead of the scheduled 8 p.m. at the Panther Island Pavilion. The move to the new location also forces the cancellation of the previously scheduled Roger Creager concert; another date for this concert has not yet been announced.
Panther Island Pavilion has not issued a statement on the change of venue; CultureMap has asked for comment.
A quick analysis of Isbell’s recent Twitter timeline gives a lot of drama over his new guidelines, including rejection from some fans and a claim from Isbell that Cynthia Woods owner Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands “flatly refused to even try to implement the policy,” which led him to cancel his August 11th. concert there.