Kodak Black concert to bring thousands to outdoor Orlando venue

‘We can only enforce masks when entering venue,’ says Orlando Amphitheater CEO

Driving around Orange County, you’ll notice signs promoting Kodak Black’s concert at the Orlando Amphitheater Saturday.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Driving around Orange County, you’ll notice signs promoting Kodak Black’s concert at the Orlando Amphitheater Saturday.

“Out Da Gate Entertainment” member, Haiti, said it’s a family-friendly event.

“We’re going to provide masks for people who don’t have any as well as security,” Haiti said. “We have officers that will be on hand.”

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Earlier this week, the CDC released updated guidelines, saying those who are vaccinated can go without a mask with small groups in certain scenarios but still urging everyone to wear a mask during large outdoor events like live performances.

“We’re going to abide by the guidelines, and we will make sure everyone that comes here has a great time,” said Haiti.

While the amphitheater can hold a capacity of 10,000 people, the CEO of the venue said the Kodak Black concert organizers are only planning for half capacity at the most, so there will be a better opportunity for fans to socially distance. However, in a statement he goes on to say “we can only enforce masks when entering the venue.”

News 6 reached out to Orange County officials who said they were unaware the event was even happening. In a statement, they said “the compliance teams are attempting to contact the Fairgrounds administration to learn more about the event.”

During the pandemic, the county created strike teams to educate businesses on COVID safety guidelines and to make sure those guidelines are being followed.

Officials in Orange County said that the Central Florida Fairgrounds is a private entity and does not require event permitting. Even if they sent strike teams to the concert, they said they don’t have the authority to shut it down if the safety guidelines are not being met.


About the Author:

Crystal Moyer is a multimedia journalist who joined the News 6 team in February 2020. Crystal comes to Central Florida from WKMG’s sister station, WJXT in Jacksonville, where she worked as a traffic anchor and MMJ.