Covid-19 Health and Safety

We will update this page if the need arises. as of 10-15-22 the City of Chicago has no restrictions.

Below is Last year’s information:
We are so excited to be back to throwing our NYE party with you all. We’ve been working closely with city and public health officials to create a thorough health and safety plan for our event this year. Health and Safety rules will become more detailed as we approach the event date, and are subject to change as federal and local regulations evolve. We encourage all attendees to thoroughly read the communications on our website, email list, and/or social media. And lastly, we humbly request your patience and understanding with this ever-moving target, and with your fellow event-goers.

Entry Requirements:


In accordance with City of Chicago requirements, full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results will be required to attend the Chicago Scene NYE Party at The Drake Hotel. For patrons who are not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 48 hours of the event.


Masks are required in all indoor public settings and can be removed by patrons when they are actively eating and drinking.
In accordance with CDC and CDPH guidelines we recommend and encourage attendees to wear a mask except when actively eating or drinking. These guidelines are subject to change based on city and public health guidance. You can stay up-to-date with the latest information by keeping an eye out for Pitchfork Event emails, visiting the website
Attendees must bring a photo ID, and either proof of vaccination or a negative test.


A vaccination card.

Clear App Pass

A photocopy of your vaccination card.

An electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone.


Walgreens – Appointments are required at various locations.

CVS – Appointments are required at various locations.
Or any other local Testing Station
* We will be doing Testing on Site, starting at Noon, so come early to test and take care of your Registration and pick up your wristbands.

Cancelation policy

If the event is canceled due to city ordinance you will receive a full refund of your tickets.