Aspen Music Festival And School

Concert Protocols

The AMFS continues to closely monitor public health conditions and will always operate following all state and county health orders to safeguard its artists, patrons, artist-faculty, students, staff, and community. Guidelines may change at any time and this page is updated daily to reflect current conditions.

Below are the current AMFS concert protocols. 

(Updated June 6, 2021)

Protocols for Safe Concert-Going

  • AMFS venues will have both vaccinated and distanced seating available. (Vaccinated sections will be seated without distance.) This will allow us to have nearly 1,000 patrons seated for concerts. 

  • The free Karetsky Music Lawn and Kaye Music Garden will be divided into distanced pods for this year only. More information on these pods will be posted shortly.

  • Patrons will be seated a safe distance from each other and from any performer on the stage or in the hall.

  • PLEASE BE AWARE, distancing may change at any time, including after you have obtained your seats.

  • All concerts will be 60 to 90 minutes long and will be presented without intermission, unless as noted; audience members will be asked to stay in their seats and refrain from mingling.

  • Restrooms will be available but access will be limited. Please plan accordingly.

  • Masking protocols will be communicated prior to events according to the guidance of that time; watch for communications.

  • Patron arrivals and departures will be planned for safety, and patrons will be separated for distance on the grounds with signage and stanchions.

  • Ticketing will be via e-ticketing instead of will-call. PLEASE BE AWARE: seating may change if guidelines change, even after obtaining tickets. If it does, new e-tickets will be issued. 

  • To reduce shared touchpoints, there will be no concessions or merchandise sales at concerts.

  • Please stay home if you or a family member are feeling unwell, or have had contact with anyone who is unwell. Refunds will be issued for anyone with illness-related concerns.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO