What time does the festival start and end?
The gates open at 3:00 pm. The Fest closes at 11:30. There will be an after party in the Moerlein Larger House starting at 11:30 PM.
How can I purchase tickets?
Please see the ticket information here. Tickets are available both in advance and on the day of the event.
If I purchased in advance where do I pick them up?
There will be 2 entrance gates to the Schmidlapp Event Lawn. Advance tickets/passes can be picked up at either gate.
If I won tickets in advance where do I pick them up?
If you are a winner of Fest tickets from one of the radio or web contests these can be picked up at either gate from the Will Call table.
What I am allow to bring or not bring to Schmidlapp Event Lawn?
No coolers, bikes, pets, or lawn umbrellas are allowed in the event. In case of rain, the use of personal handheld umbrellas is permitted.
You’re welcome to bring your own folding chairs and blankets.
How do I get to the festival?
Please see the Directions page.
Where do I park?
Please see the parking information page.
Is Schmidlapp Event Lawn handicap accessible?
Yes, Schmidlapp Event Lawn is an ADA compliant venue. You’ll need to provide your own wheel chair or scooter.
Is there food and drinks available?
Food will available for purchase from booths from the Moerlein Lager House. The prices will vary according to the item.
Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be available.
The food and drink booths will take cash.
When do beer and wine sales end?
Due to park rules, beer, wine and spirit ticket sales end at 10:30 PM, one hour before the festival closes.
Will there be commemorative festival merchandise available?
Yes, Blues Fest t-shirts, Blues Society caps, fans, harmonicas and a variety of merchandise will be available at the merchandise booth.
Will I be able to meet festival performers and purchase their CDs?
Yes, artists will be available to greet their fans immediately after their performance, as well as having their CDs available for purchase.
Are there ATMs available at the festival?
Yes, there is an ATM available located next to the Moerlein Lager House entrance.