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To protect the safety and comfort of our attendees, artists, staff and venue partners –– OffBeat will be implementing the following COVID-19 requirements for entry into our 2021 Festival:
After proof of documentation has been provided, you will receive a “pre-check” wristband that is to stay on your wrist, like your festival wristband, for the day(s) you’re attending. Please be advised that our health and safety requirements are subject to CDC guidelines and federal, state and local requirements including mask wearing, social distancing and capacity regulations. This information will continue to be updated as we get closer to the festival, so please monitor our social media channels and website for additional information. Should these protocols change, we will update the situation as soon as possible.
COVID PRE-CHECK PROCESS
OffBeat will have a convenient location where all attendees must go to have their required proof of vaccination or negative test results checked prior to receiving their festival wristbands. Location(s) for this process will be announced prior to the event on this page and through our social media channels. PLEASE NOTE: This will be a required first step for anyone who wishes to attend the festival regardless of whether they are a multi-day festival wristband holder or just wish to attend a single venue on a single day. All attendees must have “pre-check” proof prior to arrival at any of our venues. We will have additional information for this process in the coming weeks.
As of July 30, 2021, Face coverings are required by the State of Nevada indoors in Washoe County regardless of vaccination status. Please bring a face covering and have one with you at all times. We will have some available at our venues if you lose yours.
VACCINATION & TESTING
We strongly encourage all of our attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In order to be fully vaccinated in time for OffBeat, you’ll need to have received your last Pfizer (or single Johnson & Johnson) dose by September 15th.
If you are not yet vaccinated, either Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be completed in time for the OffBeat this year. To do that, please receive your first dose of Pfizer no later than September 6th or your single dose of Johnson + Johnson no later than September 15th.
If your plan is to be tested, tests must be performed by a testing center or lab and home tests will not be accepted. Therefore, if you are:
Additional local information and resources for COVID-19 vaccinations can be found here.
Additional local information and resources for COVID-19 testing can be found here.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions or are unvaccinated are especially vulnerable. There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival (or any part of it) will not be exposed to COVID-19.
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures for you, our artists and staff. You must follow all posted instructions while attending OffBeat Music Festival.
By attending OffBeat Music Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19
Bindle is a secure “wallet” for your health records and the easiest way for you to share your COVID health status with OffBeat. Bindle provides privacy during pre-check (our team only sees if you are cleared, not whether you are vaccinated or testing negative) plus the convenience of not carrying around your vaccine card or negative test. Bindle can be downloaded from the link below or in the App Store or on Google Play.
Take a Insta-worthy selfie for the app. Make sure you look good – you aren’t able to edit it!
Enter your name, date of birth, email address, phone number, and show ’em your government-issued ID, like a driver’s license or passport.
Upload your vaccine record or a recent COVID test result to create your first credential.
Search “OffBeat Music Festival”, click the event and add entry pass. This is the QR code you’ll show to get your Pre-Check Wristband!
Updated September 10, 2021.
THERE WILL BE NO INDIVIDUAL WALK-UP OPTIONS AT OFFBEAT 2021. Individual cover charges will not be available, so all attendees must buy a festival wristband. Multiple options ranging from single day to multi day options are available. Please refer to our ticket page for more options.
Attendees must redeem their tickets for full festival wristbands at our Festival Headquarters at The Alpine on 4th St. or at The Virgil in Midtown Reno. The addresses and hours are –
Wristband redemption hours at The Alpine* (324 E. 4th St, Reno, NV 89512)
* Wristband redemption for people attending Wednesday and/or Thursday shows only.
Wristband redemption hours at The Virgil (301 Vassar St, Reno, NV 89502) are:
REMEMBER- ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRESENT COVID-19 PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST AT OUR PRE-CHECK LOCATION BEFORE YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR WRISTBAND. PRE-CHECK LOCATIONS WILL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE FROM OUR WRISTBAND PICK-UP.
Yes. Wristbands will be available for purchase (with proper COVID-19 documentation) at our Festival Headquarters at The Alpine on 4th St. or at The Virgil in Midtown Reno. The addresses and hours are –
Wristband redemption and purchase hours at The Alpine (324 E. 4th St, Reno, NV 89512)
Wristband redemption and purchase hours at The Virgil (301 Vassar St, Reno, NV 89502)
In addition to our Festival Headquarters above, we will be operating after-hour box offices located throughout Midtown from 6 pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday. These will be cashless and will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test presented either through the Bindle App or physical documents. Locations for after-hour box offices include:
The Loving Cup – 188 California Ave, Reno, NV 89509
Craft Wine & Beer – 22 Martin St, Reno, NV 89509
Holland Project – 140 Vesta St, Reno, NV 89502
No. Also, please note that for the first time, OffBeat will not have individual cover charges at any of our venues. A festival wristband will be required for entry at all venues.
As in previous years, you can still redeem your advance purchased tickets for wristbands starting on Sept. 29th at The Alpine (Sept. 29-30th) or The Virgil (Oct. 1-2nd).
REMEMBER- ALL ATTENDEES MUST PRESENT COVID-19 PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST AT OUR PRE-CHECK LOCATION BEFORE ARRIVING AT ANY VENUE.
If you have correct COVID-19 documents listed above, You will be able to purchase wristbands at OffBeat pop-up box offices at various locations around Midtown on Friday & Saturday evening during the fest. Cash will not be accepted at these locations and you must present COVID-19 information at time of purchase.
Each venue is subject to capacity rules, so if the venue is full, expect to wait in line. Wristband holders will have priority over non-wristband holders if the event is in a one-in, one-out situation. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU GET TO A VENUE EARLY, IF YOU WANT TO GUARANTEE SEEING ANY PARTICULAR ARTIST.
Depending on availability, you can upgrade your ticket type on Eventbrite. Follow the instructions that can be found here.
Refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.
We have an interactive mobile app that will help you navigate our festival locations. That can be downloaded here after September 1, 2021.
All Off Beat evening showcases EXCEPT AT THE HOLLAND PROJECT are 21+.
Please check back after the festival schedule has been released to see if other all ages showcases have been announced.
Tickets purchased online on our site can be purchased using credit cards. If you are looking to purchase wristbands at one of our after-hour Box Offices, credit/debit cards are required. These Box Offices will be cashless. The individual venues themselves will also take credit cards inside.
This festival respects the policies and rules of our venue partners. Please contact the individual venue if you have any specific questions or needs.
Wristbands are voided if lost, tampered with, destroyed or removed. Be careful with your wristband!
The event schedule can be found on our website under the schedule tab or on our mobile site here
There’s a saying in Nevada; If you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes. We like to say that we are a tough and sturdy people and are not afraid of a little weather, in other words, the show must go on.
Off Beat will take place in multiple venues throughout Midtown Reno. Because of this each venue handles accessibility differently. Please reach out to our venues in advance if there are specific questions.
Each venue has different lost and found policies. Best to reach out to them if you think you’ve lost something.
Each venue is responsible for their own security resources.
As with most bars, many of our venues have ATMs.
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