Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact On The Nash Operations

AUGUST 23, 2021 UPDATE:

The Nash COVID-19 Policy
Updated November 23, 2021
(Policy goes into effect on September 10, 2021)
Proof of Full Vaccination or Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Required for Admission
In the interest of ensuring the safety of all stakeholders in our community, and our ability to continue the presentation of live music, The Nash will require proof of COVID-19 full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test result from a third-party provider (home tests not accepted) within the 72 hours prior to each show to attend a live performance, effective as of Friday, September 10, 2021 and continuing until further notice. Verification requirements will apply to all attendees, volunteers, contractors, staff and musicians present at our shows. (Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy but strongly encouraged to wear a mask.)
This action is taken in response to the growing threat of the COVID-19 Delta variant and the drastic increase in the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the Valley. It is consistent with policies being instituted by entertainment venues across America in a collective effort to keep the music playing and avoid a return to shuttering or unsustainable capacity limitations.
In addition to the above requirements, The Nash will continue with enhanced cleaning procedures, the use of air scrubbers in our air conditioning systems, mask recommendations and other protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for our live performances. Your cooperation and participation will be greatly appreciated.
How Will Verification Work?
To be admitted to The Nash for a show, each individual must present a government issued ID and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (time-stamped within 72 hours) to staff at the box office. Acceptable verification documents are: (1) an original, official COVID-19 vaccination certificate or photo or digital copy of an original, official COVID-19 vaccination certificate (all text must be legible); or (2) a valid original or digital copy (typically an email from the test site) of a negative COVID-19 test result from a third-party provider (home tests not accepted) time-stamped within 72 hours of the show check-in. Any person found presenting counterfeit credentials will not be allowed entry into the show.
Mask Policy
Consistent with current CDC guidelines regarding masks, both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear masks while attending shows at The Nash. Volunteers and staff will continue to wear masks during the shows.
Existing Ticket Holders
If you previously purchased a ticket for one of The Nash’s upcoming shows on or after September 10, 2021, you will be emailed directly regarding the changes to our health and safety policies. If you prefer not to attend shows at The Nash based on this new requirement, you will be issued a full refund upon request.
In advance, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding. For specific questions or additional information please contact The Nash at info@thenash.org or 602-795-0464.

AUGUST 2021 UPDATE: The Nash has joined with several other Valley-area music venues in requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result within the previous 72 hours. We believe this is a prudent and logical step forward in combatting the pandemic and working towards a return to "normalcy". We will be posting detailed information about how and when this policy will be implemented but, in the meantime, CLICK HERE for an AZ Republic article by Ed Masley for more information.


JULY 2021 UPDATE: We are back to (nearly) full capacity shows at The Nash with brand new tables & chairs! We ask that you are considerate of other patrons, but have relaxed Covid-19 protocols to currently accepted levels. Unvaccinated guests are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while in the venue. A temporary map of our layout is available at Eventbrite during ticket purchasing and will be available at our website soon. Please CLICK HERE to see our upcoming shows and purchase tickets.


MAY 2021 UPDATE: Live shows are returning to The Nash stage on June 5th! Please CLICK HERE to see our upcoming shows and purchase tickets, and CLICK HERE for the health & safety protocols we will be following at the venue. We look forward to seeing you back at The Nash!


MARCH, 2021 UPDATE: Live shows are returning in April! Please CLICK HERE to see the currently available events and purchase tickets.


JANUARY, 2021 UPDATE: Live shows are paused until the Covid-19 statistics improve. Thank you for your patience.
Please check here for updates, and please stay safe and healthy!


As required under Arizona's current rules and related executive orders regarding coronavirus, The Nash suspended on-site activities from March 13, 2020 to October 10, 2020. We have since begun a series of outdoor events with reduced seating capacity, expanded social distancing, strict cleaning & hygiene operations at a different facility to stay within compliance. Please see "The Nash Under The Stars" page in the Calendar list for details on new performances

Please continue to check the website and calendar for further updates and information.


The Nash suspends all programs for 2 weeks

March 13, 2020
In the priority interest of public safety, an abundance of caution and the well-being of our patrons, volunteers, artists, students and educators; and consistent with the response of other major performance venues locally and from coast to coast; The Nash is taking the measured response of suspending all performances and educational activities at The Nash, effective immediately through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will monitor the recommendations from government authorities and consider further action as necessary in the best interests of our community.

If you currently hold tickets to cancelled events, you have the option of crediting them toward future shows, converting them to a tax-deductible donation in support of The Nash, or obtaining a full refund. You will be contacted by our box office with these options. The Nash will make every effort to reschedule cancelled shows as artists schedules permit.

We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience, but we are in uncharted waters as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Be assured that with your continued support, The Nash intends to weather this interruption and stay the course of serving our community through the empowering art form of jazz.

For questions and concerns, contact us at info@thenash.org or call 602-759-0464 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.


Coronavirus Impact on The Nash Operations

March 12, 2020The Nash is committed to the health and safety of our vibrant jazz community. At this time, we are continuing operations, despite some show cancellations, with heightened diligence on sanitation and hygiene in accordance with recommended protocols outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the City of Phoenix to ensure the safest possible conditions that we are capable of providing for our patrons and artists. This includes:

· Increased cleaning and disinfecting of high-contact surfaces following audience events

· CDC-approved signs in our restrooms to remind our community to wash hands and to encourage safe and healthy practices.

· A hand sanitizer station in the lobby available for use upon entry (to be installed on Monday, March 16th).

We are also asking our community of attendees, volunteers, musicians and staff to use an abundance of consideration for others before choosing to participate in an event if you're not feeling well, exhibiting signs of infection, or are a member of a high-risk group. Public health and the prevention of community spread of this virus must be our collective priority.

The Nash is continuously monitoring developments related to the coronavirus. In the event that circumstances change and new directives are issued by federal, state, or city health authorities, we will notify our community immediately on our website, by email, and through social media.

For more information and updates relative to our operation, show cancellations, etc., please check back here at our website. For more detailed information on measures you can take in your own home, visit CDC.gov.

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