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Summerfest organizers scale back COVID-19 precautions

Annual concert festival to be held in late June, early July

Four people can be seen from below riding the SkyGlider.
Attendees ride the SkyGlider at Summerfest on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in Milwaukee, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Organizers of Milwaukee’s Summerfest music celebration are planning to scale back COVID-19 precautions this year.

WTMJ Radio reported that festival organizers say guests won’t need to wear masks, show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or show proof of vaccination to enter the grounds this year.

The move comes as COVID-19 cases continue to trend downward in Wisconsin.

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Organizers canceled the festival in 2020 after the pandemic began. Last year, they moved the festival from mid-summer to early September.

Summerfest will be held on three consecutive weekends this year: June 23-25, June 30-July 2; and July 7-9. Justin Bieber is scheduled to perform on June 24 and Rod Stewart on July 7.