Dierks Bentley is finally coming down from the Colorado mountains. Dierks along with Riley Green have one stop planned for Upstate New York, but to see it you'll need the vaccine.

Dierks spent most of his pandemic quarantine days in Colorado, admittedly not only enjoying time with his family, but relaxing without being stocked by sight-seeing tour busses and paparazzi. And like most artists after a year of being off the road, he is raring to return to the stage.

The concert will be the first national touring act to play CMAC after their reopening. The show will also serve as a test of the venue's "fully vaccinated" requirement. Officials announced last month, concert-goers would need to proof they've received the COVID-19 vaccine with either the Vaccination Record Card or by using the New York State Excelsior Pass. While many object to this policy it does mean, social distancing won't be in effect and masks won't be required.

Dierks' show is July 22 at 7 pm and tickets go on sale this Friday, June 4 at 10 am on Ticketmaster. Other country concerts coming to CMAC include:

Aug. 5-6: Luke Combs
Aug. 22: Thomas Rhett

If you have purchased tickets for shows and are not vaccinated, full refunds will be available.

Want to see a Concert at Canandaigua's CMAC? You'll have to get Vaccinated First

If you want to see Luke Combs Thomas Rhett, or any other concert coming to CMAC in Canandaigua your going to need to get the shot. The amphitheater announced their plan to be open it's season as a "fully vaccinated" site.

In a press release announcing three new shows, CMAC said the decision was made in  accordance with New York State and Ontario County mandates.

After thoughtful consideration of our operations team, our artists, and our patrons, CMAC wants to ensure all feel safe while enjoying our venue. We are proud of our history and tradition in providing a safe community venue.

Proof of receiving the vaccine will be required to enter any of the 2021 concerts. Individuals will have to show their COVID -19 Vaccination Card or New York State Excelsior Pass which is only attainable after being vaccinated. Even if you are unable to get a vaccine for any reason, you still won't be admitted and full refunds will be available to those who have already purchased tickets. Learn more about the venues, COVID-19 Guidelines at their website

CMAC will also being holding a vaccine clinic on June 10th at the main stage. Officials from Thompson Health will administer the single dose J&J vaccine. Anyone receiving their shot at the time will receive two free tickets to the "Welcome Back to CMAC Community Concert" on July 10.

The July concert was one of the three announced by CMAC. The event honors First Responders and is a thank you to the community for all everyone has endured over the last year. All proceeds benefit the Thompson Health Foundation and Canandaigua Emergency Squad. Performing at the show will be local artists, Shades Of Grey, Alyssa Trahan, and Brass Taxi.

The other two shows announced are:

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra – Red White & Boom – July 3rd
Spirit Of The South Tour (Featuring Blackberry Smoke) – July 31st

Three country concerts are coming to CMAC this summer. Luke Combs on August 5 and 6 and Thomas Rhett on August 22. Those shows are both rescheduled from last year. Here's more of the CMAC lineup in 2021.

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