Archived Health and Safety News

August 25, 2021

Pablo Center at the Confluence has been closed for 18 months, and we want to do everything in our power to never experience a devastating shutdown like that ever again. We owe it to our employees, patrons, artists, and our community to use whatever safety tools we have. At this point, our greatest measure is to ensure that all those in our venues either prove that they’ve been fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test that’s been taken within 72 hours of the event. Exceptions to this policy are allowed for children under 12 (because they are currently ineligible for the Covid vaccine) and in the rare instances when people are medically precluded from taking a vaccine. Children and those with a doctor-certified medical exception must provide a negative antigen or PCR Covid test taken within 72 hours of the show to enter our venues. These new procedures become effective starting on our first event, September 11 and will be reviewed again on November 1st, 2021.

If this is an issue for a ticket purchaser, we’ll provide them with a refund. Refunds can be received by emailing boxoffice@pablocenter.org. Email is preferred for the quickest response or by calling the box office between the hours of 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We are pitching in and doing our part to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, our entire staff is fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks at all events. We have also installed Eagle X Pro Air-Ionizers, into each of our seven air handling units. Additionally, unless eating or drinking, all patrons must wear a mask at all times inside the venues regardless of vaccination status until further notice. Patrons who have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home.

This isn’t a political statement; it’s the recognition that science has proven that vaccines protect from the worst potential outcomes of getting COVID-19. We need to recognize that COVID-19 will not be completely eradicated, much like the flu, but we can adapt to manage it so we can live our lives as safely as possible and protect those who aren’t eligible or able to be vaccinated. If you want to enjoy a performance with us and thousands of others, you will demonstrate that you’ve protected yourself, the people around you, and the community by taking the vaccine, or if you’re ineligible or choose not to be vaccinated, prove that you do not have COVID-19 when you join us.


May 2, 2021

Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson discusses our last year of operations and programming; the journey of the community-led project that has become Pablo Center at the Confluence; and a look at the future of our Season 4 programming, memberships, and season ticket on-sale.



Following the direction of public health officials, data from peer organizations, Members, and Patrons, as well as input from our board of directors and staff, live in-person attended performances will be limited to events scheduled after September 1, 2021.


While in-person performances remain delayed, Pablo Center vigorously expanded programming and virtual options:

  • Pablo Center Learning Labs - Learning support program instituted to create a safe and socially distanced space for students grades 4-10 to work on school-provided curriculum during the virtual learning portion of their educational week.
  • Pablo Streams - Performing from Pablo Center straight to your home, a FREE virtual concert series created to continue to bring the joy of music to our community and provide much-needed support to artists.
  • Lego Robotics and Girls Who Code - In-person summer robotics and coding programs for middle school children with increased precautions and distancing due to COVID-19.
  • Special Events Programming - relaunched in compliance with health department recommendations.


November 25, 2020

Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson discusses operational financial health, including the Bridge Campaign for operational funds and funding on the federal and state level; the future of programming and Season 4; and the success of newly created initiatives and virtual streaming programming.



August 24, 2020

Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson updates our audience during our Virtual Gala on the state of Pablo Center programming, new initiatives, and operational financial health, as well as ongoing legislative efforts and other important announcements.



July 27, 2020

Pablo Center's closure will be extended to August 31, 2020. All in-person performances, special events, and until August 31, 2020 will be impacted. Lego Robotics and Girls Who Code class will continue as scheduled.


July 8, 2020

SEASON 3 SALES ARE LIMITED TO LIVE PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021

Following the direction of public health officials, data from peer organizations, Members, and Patrons, the Member presale and public sale of Season 3’s live performances will be limited to events scheduled after January 1, 2021.

For Season 3 events scheduled in the months of October, November, and December, performances will be evaluated a month before the scheduled performance date. If the health data and the Eau Claire Health Department indicate it is safe to proceed, tickets will go on sale with a one-week Member-exclusive on-sale followed by a three-week general public on-sale for each event.

While in-person performances remain delayed, Pablo Center vigorously expanded programming and virtual options:

  • Pablo Streams - Performing LIVE from Pablo Center straight to your home, a FREE virtual summer concert series created for a 2020 world.
  • Virtual Gala - 2nd Annual Pablo Center Gala on Thursday, August 13, 2020
  • Lego Robotics - in-person summer robotics and coding programming for middle and high school children with increase precaution and distancing due to COVID-19
  • Special Events Programming - relaunched in compliance with health department recommendations

FULL STATEMENT 



June 9, 2020

Pablo Center's closure will be extended to July 31, 2020. All performances, special events, and classes until July 31, 2020 will be impacted.


May 28, 2020

Pablo Center's closure will be extended to June 11, 2020. All performances, special events, and classes until June 11, 2020 will be impacted.

AN UPDATE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON JON ANDERSON:

"Dear valued sponsors, donors, members, and patrons,
I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and spirits during this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty. Knowing the current circumstances have caused a great deal of change for all, I would like to update you on Pablo Center, our current initiatives, our incredible third season, and what the future may hold..."
Read the full letter from Executive Director Jason Jon Anderson here


MAKING CHANGE, DOING GOOD

While the curtain may be closed on Pablo Center's stage, we have not stopped working tirelessly to support the creative economy in new and innovative ways. Follow the link to find out more about some of the local, regional, and national initiatives we've been working on over the past two months.

NEW INITIATIVES 



April 16, 2020

Pablo Center's closure will be extended to May 26, 2020. All performances, special events, and classes until May 26, 2020 will be impacted. 

RESCHEDULED EVENTS

• STOMP (Original Date: March 20-21, 2020) rescheduled to March 26-27, 2021
• Gaelic Storm (Original Date: March 23, 2020) rescheduled to March 9, 2021
• The Secret Sisters with Logan Ledger (Original Date: April 4, 2020) rescheduled to March 19, 2021
• Charlie Berens (Original Date: April 5, 2020) rescheduled to January 9, 2021
• Ben Seidman (Original Date: April 10, 2020) rescheduled to April 15, 2021

For a complete list of postponed, canceled, and rescheduled shows, visit our event calendar.



March 13, 2020

Governor Tony Evers directed the Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an agency order requiring gatherings of 10 people or more be canceled until further notice. Pablo Center at the Confluence will extend the closure of the building through May 26, 2020 and will modify an additional 49 performances, scheduled classes, and special events in response to the COVID-19 virus. all 78 performances have been impacted since March 13th, 2020; those performances equal $625,000.00 of lost revenue to our vibrant local arts community.

We are working with artists, presenters, promoters, agents, and constituents to quickly provide the public with renewed options to see the world-class talent you have come to rely on from Pablo Center.  We continue to adapt to the ever-changing environment and will share information electronically as it becomes available. 

There are so many incredible things to come from Pablo Center and we look forward to sharing those experiences with you.

HELP US BRIDGE THE GAP IN THIS UNCERTAIN TIME

We realize this is a very uncertain time for many, but your ongoing support of Pablo Center is greatly appreciated and vital as we continue our mission to curate the best world-class talent, create platforms to showcase our vibrant local art groups and individuals and develop youth and community education and outreach programs.



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