“The Coast’s Best Music and Arts Festival”

“The Coast’s Best Music and Arts Festival”

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Florence Arts, Culture & Entertainment (formerly known as the Friends of the Florence Events Center) is proud to announce that the 19th annual Winter Music Festival is scheduled for January 28 and 29, 2021.  We have read the tea leaves, peered into the crystal ball, reviewed the science, and said, “YES!”  Know that it will look a little different, but there’s no mistaking our ongoing commitment to bringing world class entertainment to the stage.

COVID-19 Protocols

In the interest of providing the safest possible gathering for festival participants, the board has approved the following COVID-related protocols.  Here’s how it is going to work for all festival attendees, (ticket buyers, volunteers, vendors, and band members and related entourage).  It’s quite simple.


  1. Proof of full vaccination. You can present your vaccination card, a paper photocopy, or cell phone photo of your card as proof of your vaccination when you arrive at the festival. A valid photo i.d. must be presented at the same time.
  2. If you have not been vaccinated or do not have a vaccination card, you must show a printed or digital copy of a negative COVID-19 test performed on you within 72 hours of the time of entry. Valid photo i.d. required.
  3. Children under the age of 12 will be subject to vaccine requirements in effect at the time. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask.
  4. Mask-wearing requirements will follow state and local policy in effect at the time.


Once you have shown a copy of your vaccination card or a copy of your negative COVID-19 test result, you will be issued a “well wristband” identifying that you have met the safety criteria for entry into the festival. Please do not remove this wristband until the festival is over as it is valid for the entire time you are at the festival. If you lose or remove your well wristband you will have to go through the process outlined again to receive another well wristband.


The board strongly recommends that those needing a COVID-19 test to attend the festival plan ahead.  Doing so will reduce the amount of time spent in line.  TESTING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON SITE! 


Please refer to the festival FAQ for more details on these requirements.