Cadenza Policies

Updated October 3rd, 2021

COVID 19 has changed our world.   It has not, however, changed our desire to enjoy live performances by talented people.     Cadenza has been and will continue to be a popular venue to enjoy live music.    

In addition to live streaming all of our shows we have been welcoming live audiences since late June 2020.   Our audiences have been small (generally 10 – 20 people) and very complimentary of what we are doing to keep everyone safe.  As more people have been vaccinated, our audiences are growing, some reaching 35 people.   Since January 2021 we have had larger audiences and even a few “sell outs” at 30 – 40 people!

The new CDC guidelines for Maine that took effect May 24, 2021 have given us more flexibility.  However, August 2021 has brought more CDC recommendations.   Most decisions are still at our discretion, however.  With that in mind, we want to be reasonable while being conservative.   Here are our new standards, effective October 3, 2021.

Cadenza Guidelines for Performers

  • Performance limited to one set (about 75-90 minutes)

  • All performances will be Livestreamed via Facebook at the performers' discretion.



Cadenza Audience Guidelines

  • Proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test within the past 48 hours.

  • Limited to 40 (with some exceptions)

  • Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged

  • Limited tickets sales at the door 

  • Table seating spread out, except for household groups.

  • Masks

    • Staff will wear masks

    • Audience will wear masks, including while at your table, except when eating or drinking

    • Performers are not required to wear masks while onstage

  • Attendees are expected to self-test before arriving; if any questions are answered yes, please stay home and enjoy the show on Facebook:

    • Do you have a sore throat, cold or flu-like symptoms?

    • Is anyone in your household not feeling well?

    • Have you had contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19?

Cadenza Food and Beverages

  • Our bar will be open for a limited time before and during each performance.  

  • We will open the bar 45 minutes before the show (6:15 for most shows) 

  • We will close the bar 60 minutes after the show starts (8:00 for most shows).

  • We will be serving beer and wine.   

  • We will be offering food from Brickyard Hollow

    • For your convenience, we will order and serve it.

  • We no longer permit bringing your own food or non-alcoholic beverages.

Cadenza Environmental Space Considerations

  • HVAC system has been upgraded with MERV 13 filters

  • And we will continue to:

    • Clean/disinfect bar before each performance

    • Clean/disinfect tables before each performance

    • Provide hand sanitizer at entrance

    • Provide hand sanitizer at bar

Mutual respect and cooperation

  • The pandemic has challenged our society and our civility.   We have varying opinions about what actions are needed or not needed.    We ask that you join us at Cadenza to enjoy the performers, relax, comply with our modest requirements and forget the chaos of the Pandemic for a few hours.