COVID-19 SAFETY

How we plan to keep you safe.

Same Same But Different Music & Arts Festival continues to closely monitor the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and plans to follow safety protocols as required by the CDC, state and local officials. As these guidelines may change, our plans may as well. The safety of our guests is our primary concern. 


Taking that into consideration, for our 2021 festival our initial safety plans are below. 


In order to attend the festival you will have to show one of the following:


PROOF OF VACCINATION

A photo on your phone of your vaccination card is sufficient. You'll show it to our staff upon entry at the gate.  This will be used for any re-entry as well if you leave and come back.


PROOF OF NEGATIVE COVID TEST

The test must have been taken AFTER SEPTEMBER 6th (72 hours prior to the festival starting).  A photo of your test result is sufficient. You'll show this to our staff upon entry at the gate. This will be used for any re-entry as well if you leave and come back. 

Acceptable tests: At home tests or lab tests are both acceptable. If you are taking a picture of an at-home test, please include a picture of your ID next to the negative test result.


We WILL NOT have any option to take a rapid test at the gate. The availability and accuracy of these tests outside of a lab setting make this an impossibility at the time.


YOU WILL NEED TO PLAN AHEAD SO PLEASE DO SO. 



We want to make it as easy as possible if you're sick to stay home so all of our tickets will be fully refundable this year. Refunds will be in the form of store credit towards the festival in the future or at our merch store.  Learn more about our Refund Policy here.


 We put together this FAQ to help with many of the common questions we've been getting.


Will you limit attendee numbers this year?

We're currently planning to comfortably hold this festival for only 4,000 people. This is a significantly reduced capacity compared to what the property can hold. Same Same But Different Festival is held at a very large outdoor state park. The approximate area of the whole festival is about 3.5 million square feet or a little over 72 football fields so we should all have plenty of room to spread out.

Will attendees have to wear masks the entire weekend?

No. Our property is huge so if you wish to stay socially-distant you will be able to do so. Because we're taking measures at the gate we will not enforce masks all weekend. 

If we're sick that weekend or test positive for COVID-19 what do we do?

If you reach out to us prior to the festival starting to let us know you're sick we'll fully refund your ticket in the form of store credit. This will allow you to either buy merch or festival passes for a future event date. After the festival starts on Thursday all tickets will become non-refundable if we haven't received an email to info@ssbdfest.com letting us know your are sick and won't attend.

How can I let people know I'm not comfortable with hugging or close contact yet?

At our general store, ask for a "Greet From 6 Feet" wristband. This wristband will let people know, without you having to tell people, that you're not comfortable with them coming inside your bubble.

What if we feel sick during the festival?

We'll have a first aid tent at the festival, please go there for any medical help.

What other things might you do to keep us safe?

While we will continually update our plans for COVID Safety we are considering the following:
- Larger gate areas for traffic to remain spaced out
- Implementing a sanitation team for high-touch areas
- Sanitation stations placed throughout the festival
- "Greet From 6 Feet" wristband for those that want to maintain social distance throughout the festival
- Signage to encourage safe behavior and inform


You can learn more and follow the new CDC guidelines with regard to events.


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SEPTEMBER 9 - 12th, 2021 LAKE PERRIS STATE PARK

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