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Bring the Music Back

In partnership with CPB and KXT Radio, we are working to help folks find the information they need to help bring back the music, the live shows, safely.

Welcome to WEXT’s Bring the Music Back campaign! Over the next couple of months, we’ll be talking with your favorite local and national musicians about how the pandemic has affected their craft, and how they think we can all safely get back to rocking out. Scroll below to hear personal messages from a few of your favorite musicians, plus tips on how to safely get back out there.


Here are some tips for safely returning to live music:

  • Wear a mask when not eating or drinking.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 before you go.
  • Check out venue policies for the following:
    • Negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination requirements.
    • Up-to-date information regarding refunds/postponement/cancellations:
  • Feeling sick? Sit this one out.
  • Vaccines are very accessible in the Capital District! Find a spot to get the shot here.


Health & safety protocols vary widely with each show and venue. Before you head out, check the venue’s website or concert page for more information.

** May not have a policy easily found on website. Recommended that you contact the venue. Some are based on promoter or artist requirements.


WEXT’s Bring The Music Back campaign is not a public service announcement (PSA), but rather a specific campaign funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB) as part of a larger effort to address COVID-19 misinformation. As a noncommercial public radio station, WEXT/WMHT does offer tailored sponsorship opportunities for local businesses, nonprofits, event organizers, and others who serve the community. To learn more about these opportunities, click here.