Stamford Downtown Announces New Covid-19 Safety Plan for Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite Live Concerts in Mill River Park in September

Ludacris will perform at Alive@Five in Stamford on September 30 to close out this year’s edition of the popular outdoor concert series (contributed photo)

The organizers of the popular Alive@Five and Wednesday Nite concert series in Stamford, the Stamford Downtown Special Services announced that they have adopted a new safety plan to ensure attendees have a carefree and fun concert experience.

In accordance with the Mayor of the City of Stamford’s recent executive order regarding protocols for large events in public parks, Stamford Downtown has received approval for an alternative safety plan. They we will require that all attendees present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative covid test taken within 72 hours of attending the concert in order to enter the venue. With this plan in place, masks usage will be advised but at the participants’ discretion.

Proof of vaccination includes a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card or a photo of it (digital or photocopy) and a photo ID matching the name on your vaccine documentation.

Proof of a negative test (taken within 72 hours of entry) may be a printed or digital result from a PCR or Rapid test with the name that matches the attendee’s photo ID.

Like any unvaccinated attendee, minors under the age of 12 accompanying a ticketed adult at Wednesday Nite Live, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry.

Given the outdoor setting and vaccination/test requirement, masks will be optional, but are recommended in areas of the venue where social distancing is not possible.

David Kooris, President of Stamford Downtown said that this new safety protocol brings the concert series at the leading edge of regional best practices; “As we looked at what other outdoor concerts and festivals were doing around the region to keep their attendees safe, it was clear that vaccine or negative test requirements will be the norm later this fall. By taking this step now, we are creating a safe and comfortable environment where concertgoers can enjoy outdoor live music and drinks, mask free.”

Mayor David Martin celebrated the creative approach to foster economic activity and entertainment while effectively managing the COVID context; “From the very beginning of the pandemic last year, the City of Stamford has had an exemplary track record dealing with this virus. As a trusted partner, Stamford Downtown has demonstrated an approach that will work best for both public safety and audience experience. Personally, I’m really looking forward to the shows!”

The link below has several locations for Covid-19 testing:

You can check back at for the most up-to-date policies before you arrive at the venue. These rules are subject to change at any time based on government guidelines.

Existing ticket holders were notified on Friday advising them of this new safety protocol.

Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live and Alive@Five in partnership with Reckson and BevMax kick off on Wednesday, September 1 and Thursday, September 2 respectively in Mill River Park in Stamford Downtown.

$25 Discount Advance Tickets ($35 Day of Event) are available through Eventbrite and can be accessed through our website at: and or at Eventbrite at

The schedule for this year’s Alive@Five concert series is:

September 2 – Jon Batiste
September 9 – Chelsea Cutler/Jeremy Zucker
September 23 – Third Eye Blind
September 30 – Ludacris

The schedule for this year’s Wednesday Nite concert series is:

September 1 – Blues Travelers
September 8 – Boyz II Men
September 22 – Village People
September 29 – Jefferson Starship

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