If you’re planning to catch an Anchorage Concert Association show this year, you must be prepared to either prove you have the COVID vax or show a negative COVID test. Additionally, everyone will be required to mask up regardless of vaccination status.

The announcement claims to be in accord with CDC guidelines, which recommend that employers require masks for all employees and customers. Additionally, President Joe Biden has pressured private entities to mandate COVID shots.

“Masks must be worn at all times while visiting Alaska Center for the Performing Arts except when eating or drinking in designated areas,” the concert association’s new policy states.

Those unwilling to mask or get the COVID shot can refund their tickets, as can anyone who test positive for COVID, exhibits symptoms or who comes in close contact with a COVID-positive person.

To refund tickets, contact the CenterTix box office at 263-2787 or complete this form.

The new policy was announced at a time when new studies are showing that vaccinated individuals carry the same viral load as the unvaxed, meaning they can spread the virus just as easily. Additionally, vaccine effectiveness is waning, according to the CDC.

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Anchorage concert goers must vax or show negative tests, and everyone must mask

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • NAV says:

    CDC and FDA are in cooperation with the Federal administration and do not give a dang about REAL SCIENCE and the TRUTH Alaskan’s must stand on truth or fall on the sword of cowardice and lies.
    True medical expert’s from all over the world use real science to out way the lies of the USURPING Biden regime who has sold the U.S. out to China!!!
    Let the Performing Art Center fall into disarray and bankruptcy.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    I guess I don’t go to concerts anymore. Simple as that piss on them

    • Nicole Kirk says:

      It’s not quite that simple. And it’s only the beginning. Bribing or coercing establishments, businesses, companies, government agencies, etc. to request digital medical passports is part of the agenda to implement a global vision for data-driven governance similar to China’s social credit score. According to the founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, the Forum is hence planning to replace a recognized democratic model with a model where a self-selected group of ‘stakeholders’ make decisions on behalf of the people.

    • Fyou4ever says:

      You don’t anyway
      I’d be surprised if you stepped foot in a damn bookstore
      You’re constantly on here being a negative piece of garbage but Joel makes money off of you
      So somebody is winning

      • Michael S Totten says:

        I have a library of books in my house and i know more than you can imagine about what is going on right now. I think it’s funny because I spent my adult life in the military. I don’t need society. Unlike you pieces of waste,, I can actually fend for myself. I hope you all eat each other. You’re all on here complaining when you should be organising an armed rebellion. But you won’t because all you are is big mouth cowards

      • Michael S Totten says:

        Joel doesn’t make a dime off me. Jesus you must have went to kenai Peninsula college because you sure didn’t learn anything

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Time to start rebuilding drive in theaters again haha
    With all this Stupid Madness
    Remember the drive in theater at fireweed and Seward hwy

  • G Aleution says:

    Yeah, no not going then…

  • Jen says:

    Discrimination always has unintended ramifications for it. This attitude will not only affect customers, it’ll also affect local families who have music and dance children, as well as the attitude sets a dangerous precedent how we will treat and respond to people in general.

  • Mo says:

    Your garden variety masks don’t work, the microscopic virus passes easily through fabrics as if it wasn’t there and only a fitted N-95 mask can stop it. Covid is endemic, there’s no extinguishing it, ever. Vaccines don’t work as evidenced by the need for boosters, how many boosters? Depends on how rich the pharmaceutical companies and executives want to get I suppose. The vaccinated are the breeding ground for the virus, avoid them and establishments that favor vaccines and eat your wheaties.

    • Evan S Singh says:

      “The vaccinated are the breeding ground for the virus”. This claim is exactly backwards. This is exactly the stupid dangerous crap that foments (look it up) division in our once great country. This is exactly what kills people and will continue to kill people.

    • Steve Peterson says:

      True. Israel was the first country to fully vaccinate a majority of its citizens against COVID-19, but now it has one of the world’s highest daily infection rates, about 7,500 confirmed cases a day. Nearly one in every 150 people in Israel today has the virus.
      Interesting to note that the countries of Central Africa, which have a high rate of hydroxychloroquin usage due to malaria, have a very low COVID rate… but big pharma doesn’t want you to know that… nor the sheep who have gotten the jab and want everyone else to be like them.

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Anybody remember the movie EQUILIBRIUM? ya go watch it again. It’s scary true to what’s happening right now

  • A. N. Gottschalk says:

    Dear Editor,

    Ah, the nonsense that you peddle! When a childhood friend of mine first told me about this site, I thought that I would check it out. From what I’ve seen, your “disciples” must have taken over the site before I got here: it’s not what I expected!

    Keep at it! The odds are against you, but if you add an extra twist to the nonsense you just might out-Python Monty and “smoke” Cheech & Chong. Friends of mine will be dropping by your establisment periodically to take in the theatrics and witness for themselves what passes for Judeo-Christian values on the frontier. They will have a hearty laugh over a bowl of heavenly bud reading the wit and wisdom of the Watchman: there is nothing gained crying about life over an emptied bottle of cheap port or Russian vodka.

    I’ll be moving on. Ta-ta!

    • Mo says:

      Good riddance to cheap chinese AI.

      • A. N. Gottschalk says:


        I’m surprised that you failed to catch the misspelling of the word “establishment!” Based on the standards at this site, that surely would have been cause to assail me for one of my many biases. If you did catch the error, thank you for giving me no mo’ hogwash!


      • Michael Alexander says:

        I thought you were moving on, alas you cannot control your inner “English Nazi”.

  • kris spencer says:

    I’m assuming that performers will ALSO be wearing masks???????

    • EscapedAnchorage says:

      That’s a good point. If they aren’t, then why not?

    • NP Adam says:

      in Fairbanks, the performers that are able to wear a diaper while playing will wear it. All others not able to wear it while performing can remove it, but they must re-don the diseased cloth when not playing.

  • Will says:

    I have a thought. Buy as many tickets as you can. Refuse to wear a mask. Get refunded. Venue loses hindreds or thousands of ticket sales. Realize they lose money baring people from events.

    • Evan S Singh says:

      “Venue loses hindreds or thousands of ticket sales”. Is not wearing a mask so important to you that you would sabotage one of the cool things about Anchorage?

  • Jim S says:

    President Joe Biden has pressured private entities to mandate COVID shots.
    Encouraging private business to segregate based on indeterminate ‘threat’ factors: “You ARE a threat because we DON’T KNOW if you are”. The years before the concentration camps, the State officially branded the Jew a threat to the safety and security of the State. They encouraged the German citizen to deny goods an services, reaffirming one another with winks and nods, while having the approval of the State to back them up. Oh yes, ‘that’s ridiculous, this is a virus!’. They legally branded the Jew as a virus, even worse. And today, supposedly addressing the lessons of history, the same is beginning over an OBVIOUSLY underwhelming viral threat – perpetuated as a huge threat to maintain the gain, and avoid the accountability. 85K dead from influenza in 2018. No one even knew. 345K dead from COVID in 2020. The country is obscenely violated, coincidentally on the heels of the most inflamed election, perhaps, in the nations history (coincidentally, of course). (Subtract the eugenic culling of the elderly at the hands of Cuomo to increase the initial casualties, the number is drastically smaller). They’d outright lie and hide the data if discovering the lie wasn’t more damning to them that just lying in plain sight, and denying the obvious in the face of the facts and hope the communist carpet bombing strategy does more damage than the slow wheels of justice can hope to catch up to.