MILWAUKEE — Summerfest organizers say they do not intend to implement entrance protocols or a mask requirement this year.
Organizers said as much in Wednesday's announcement that rock legend Rod Stewart is playing at the festival.
Last year guests had to show their COVID-19 vaccine card to get into Summerfest grounds and the festival was postponed to September. The year before the festival didn't happen at all, due to COVID-19.
But this year organizers feel the pandemic is at a state where they can do away with those protocols, including proof of vaccination and proof of a negative test.
Milwaukee World Festival says they "will monitor the situation and continue to work closely with health experts, while following local guidelines," according to a statement.
The festival is scheduled for June 23-25, June 30-July 2 and July 7-9. Grouping the days follows the same approach they did last year.