Bowdoin International Music Festival
Audience Health & Safety Policy

 Please note that policies are subject to change as procedures evolve.

I. Health & Saftey Protocols

All Festival events will be presented in accordance with public health guidelines and venue requirements.

Vaccination Requirements: All audience members ages 12 and older are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 5-12 are required to be fully vaccinated; they are not eligible for boosters at this time. Children under 5 are not vaccine eligible and must wear surgical or KN95 masks to attend.

Fully-Vaccinated: The Festival and Bowdoin College considers an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) and after they have received a COVID-19 booster shot once eligible.

FDA and WHO Authorized Vaccines:
Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca/Oxford (SK-BIO and Covashield)
Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV)
Sinovac (CoronaVac)

Providing Proof of Vaccination: Proof can be a physical vaccine card or a digital photo of an official record.

Masks: Masking procedures will be announced closer to the Festival and will depend on current conditions.

For the safety of all audiences, musicians, and staff, we are unable to offer any exemptions from vaccination requirements.

Regardless of vaccination status, if you’re feeling ill or have symptoms related to a cold or infectious disease, please stay home.

Patrons who do not comply with health and safety policies will not be admitted.

II. Check-In Process

Please arrive at all ticketed events at least 20 minutes before the concert starts to go through our health check-in line. Please have the following items ready to show Festival staff:

Photo ID: license or other valid photo identification.

Proof of Vaccination: physical vaccine card or a digital photo of an official record — must include original vaccine doses and booster.

Alternatively, you may register for Bowdoin College’s Health Pass by CLEAR app. Please use the code “BowdoinSummer” The Festival is not able to provide technical support, so if you experience issues, we recommend bringing the your ID and vaccine card. If you are on a mobile device, click this direct link to register.


In general, tickets purchases are non-refundable. You may exchange your ticket or return to the Festival office for resale. Returned tickets are credited as a tax deductible donation.

However, if you are unable to attend a concert because you, a family member, or a close contact have COVID-19, you will have the option to donate your ticket back to the Festival or receive a refund.

IV. HEalth Agreement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Festival audience members, students, faculty, and staff share in the responsibility to keep the Bowdoin, Brunswick, and Midcoast communities safe and healthy.

By purchasing Festival tickets or attending Festival programs, you agree to adhere to the Festival’s health and safety measures outlined above. Despite the health policies put in place, there is still a risk of exposure to COVID. By attending a Festival event, you voluntarily assumes all risks related to exposure to infectious disease.

Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to keep our community safe.