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Summerfest organizers scale back COVID-19 precautions

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

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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.

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