FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Right here on this website! Click on the "Buy Tickets" menu entry and then make your selections. Your ticket purchase will be made through Eventbrite.com.
All tickets are printed from your own printer or sent via text message to a smart phone at the time of purchase. More information is at https://www.eventbrite.com/
When you buy their tickets, simply forward the email or text message tickets to them. Your friends can then print the tickets, or use their smartphone, to gain access to the venue.
We will sell General Admission tickets the day of the event.
The General Admission tickets may be purchased day of show at the Entry Gate to the outdoor stage area.
Present your ticket at the gate, either printed or as an image on your smartphone, to receive a wristband that will allow come-and-go access to the festival.
Festival hours are 5:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight on Friday f. On Saturday the gates open at 10:00 for the Junior Showcase. Venue will be cleared prior to doors opening for ticket holders at 1:00 PM with the festival shows beginning at 2:00 PM..
Since it is a "Bring your own lawn chair" event, the best time is when the gates open so you may have the opportunity to pick a good spot in relation to the stage.
Parking is available at the Maude Cobb Convention Center and it is FREE. However, parking is limited and the best spots are soon filled. So plan to arrive early.
If you need to be picked up or dropped off by a taxi, the taxi may come to the festival entry point at the Maude Cobb Convention Center. Taxis will not be allowed into the parking lot to make drop-offs or pick-ups.
The festival is not providing shuttle service. But some of the festival hotels may provide this service. Guests should inquire when making hotel reservations.
All of your belongings brought into the festival are subject to search. Please read the "Rules of the Road" on the website. No guns, knives, coolers or beverages.
Re-entry into the festival is only allowed with the proper wristband!
If you lose your wristband, you will have to purchase another ticket to the festival. Please keep wristbands on at all times. Treat your wristband like CASH!! If your wristband accidentally breaks or is damaged, please immediately go to the Customer service booth at the Front Gate.
We accept the following payment methods at the festival: Cash, ATM/Debit cards and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.) Some vendors, however, may accept only cash payments.
Yes. There is an ATM located in the lobby area of Maude Cobb Convention Center.
A limited amount of shaded seating area will be available. Early arrivals will be rewarded!
A low-back chair, blanket, two personal bottles of water are OK, still camera (no video), sunscreen, and cash/ATM/Debit/Credit Cards.
Please do not bring the following items: food, beverages, coolers, professional cameras, pets, audio or video recording equipment, and umbrellas or canopies. All seating is lawn seating... bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair. Umbrellas and high-back chairs must be placed on the perimeter of the seating area (courtesy rule – if you are blocking someone's view, you may be asked to move).
Any camera with a removable lens.
The festival employs official staff photographers and videographers for the purpose of documenting the event. Photographers, other than those credentialed by recognized media, will not be admitted with their equipment and/or without a ticket.
No. However, the Longview Chamber of Commerce has a list of campgrounds in the Longview area on its website. http://www.visitlongviewtexas.com/places/rv-campgrounds/
Blues music and tasty food is an American tradition! The T-Bone Food Court will include a variety of authentic vendors serving their eclectic menus. Our vendors are encouraged to serve their menu items on plates and containers made from compostable, biodegradable materials. Beverages of all types will be available including: beer, wine, water and non-alcoholic beverages.
Yes. There is an artists' booth located in the front lobby of the Maude Cobb Convention Center, where artists may sell their merchandise. Many use the opportunity to autograph merchandise and visit with their fans.
There are no lockers available on the festival grounds. Please be sure to secure your personal belongings and do not leave items unattended!
The Lost & Found booth is located at the Festival Tent located at the front gate.
Set times for each performer will be posted on this website about 4 weeks before the event. However, artists and times are always subject to change without notice.
The festival will operate whether it is Rain or Shine. No refunds will be issued for weather delays.