Reopening Plan

Reopening Update!  

Good news!  The Indy Folk Series plans to reopen to IN-PERSON events, at our normal location, beginning in December 2021.  We can’t wait to share the experience of live music with you again!   

 In addition, we intend to present each concert via high-quality livestream, so that audience members will be able to choose, in advance of each concert, whether they wish to attend in-person or via livestream.   

Safety protocols for in-person concerts include: 

  • Limited capacity 
  • Proof of Covid vaccination or proof of negative Covid test within 3 days of concert required for audience members, performers, and volunteers. Audience members who cannot show proof of vaccination or negative Covid test may not attend in-person concerts, but are encouraged to view via remote livestream
  • Masks strongly encouraged 
  • No indoor food or beverage 

We understand that the vaccination requirement may be controversial.  This decision was not made lightly, and was based, in part, on the prevailing sentiment among those in the performing arts community.  The intent is to protect the most vulnerable among us, and we hope that you will understand, respect, and abide by this decision.

As background, our venue’s home, Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis (UUI) located at 615 W. 43rd St, closed to in-person events March 2020, reopened briefly in July 2021, then closed again due to the surge in cases caused by the Delta variant, and has now reopened to in-person events.  UUI’s reopening plan is considerably more cautious than what is allowed by the local health department, and is based on the rate of community spread in the Indianapolis Metro area, using data available here: https://www.covidactnow.org/ 

The Indy Folk Series will gladly follow all safety protocols established by UUI. If, at any time the data shows that the rate of community spread has increased to an unsafe level, we will revert to presenting a livestream concert from UUI with a limited tech crew as we did in September and October.   

Please know that our primary concern has always been the health, safety, and enjoyment of our audience, volunteers, and performers.  We have missed you all very much and look forward to seeing you all again!