Travis Tritt Cancels Concerts That Require Vaccination, Negative Tests, or Masks

Travis Tritt
– Travis Tritt
Jeremy Cowart

Some artists have announced they will only play shows that include specific COVID protocols, but Travis Tritt is going the other route in the name of freedom. The multi-platinum country artist broke the news this week that he is canceling a handful of upcoming gigs because he will not perform at venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates or negative tests. The canceled shows include gigs in Muncie, Ind., Oct. 23; Philadelphia, Miss., Nov. 6; Peoria, Ill., Nov. 11 andand Louisville, Ky., Nov. 13. 

Tritt issued the following statement: “I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated. Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately. Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning. This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes. There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.
 “I’m sorry for any inconvenience this situation creates for anyone who had purchased tickets to these shows. We will try to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas as soon as we can.”
Shows that do not have mandates will continue as scheduled, including dates at Troy, OH’s Hobart Arena (Oct. 21), Shipshewana, IN’s Blue Gate Performing Arts Center (Oct. 22), Macon, GA’s Macon City Auditorium (Nov. 4), Hiawassee, GA’s Anderson Music Hall (Nov. 5) and Mt. Pleasant, MI’s Soaring Eagle Resort & Resort (Nov. 12). More shows are scheduled for Augusta, GA (Nov. 19), Columbia, SC’s Township Auditorium (Nov. 20), Kansas City, MO’s Ameristar Casino (Dec. 3), Catoosa, OK’s Hard Rock Tulsa (Dec. 4), Corpus Christ, TX’s Concrete Street Amphitheater (Dec. 10), Hinton, OK’s Sugar Creek Casino (Dec. 11), Greensburg, PA’s Palace Theatre (Dec. 16) and Jim Thorpe, PA’s Penn’s Peak (Dec. 17).