Tacoma Arts Live presents
The word Gullah comes from West African language, meaning “a people blessed by God.” It is used to describe a culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to joyful shouts, from wrenching spirituals to soft lullabies, the soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this gifted and Grammy Award winning band of native South Carolinians, who mix traditions of the Lowcountry with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk and R&B. In Gullah, Ranky Tanky translates loosely as “Work It!” or “Get Funky!” Come experience how this joyous group does both.
As COVID cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced. Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.
We will continue to require Tacoma Arts Live staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of an event, plus wear masks during all public events.
Thank you for your support and loyalty as Tacoma Arts Live continues to make decisions to protect our community. If you find yourself unable to attend because of continuing concerns about exposure to the virus, please consider making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing a gift certificate.
Any further changes to our procedures will be communicated via email, website, and social media.
ADDITIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:
Cleaning procedures. ASM Global and Tacoma Arts Live will remain vigilant to cleaning high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, doors, railings, counters, and restrooms frequently.
Screening for symptoms. Staff, volunteers, and artists will be requested to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.). We request that all patrons self-screen for symptoms prior to arrival as well. If you are ill, please stay home. If you need to make arrangements for your existing tickets due to a COVID-19 related illness or exposure, contact Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721.
As always, remember to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not available.