All attendees 3 years old and older are required to wear an admission wristband during the event. An admission wristband allows you access to all concerts and events for the entire weekend.
Handicap parking is available and can be located on the map. The handicap parking lot is located in a flat grass field close to the Main Stage.
Shuttles are available from all of our parking lot locations to the event grounds. They run continuously on Friday from 11AM-2:30AM and Saturday from 9AM-2:30AM.
All parking and bus shuttles are free of charge.
The hot air balloons are for display only.
You must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol. A valid ID is required to obtain a 21+ wristband upon entrance into the event grounds.
Food and beverage tickets can be purchased inside the grounds during the event.
Credit cards will be accepted at select wristband and ticket booths during the event. However, cash is preferred. Some merchandise, art and craft vendors also accept credit cards. There are ATMs located at Entrances 3 and 4 and inside the grounds at the Pavilion and south Memorial Park Drive.
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited in all stage areas.
Outside food and drink is not allowed in the festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, items will be allowed if accompanied by a doctor’s note. You will be asked to present your doctor’s note to security upon entry to the festival.
Only certified service animals are allowed in the park.
Backpacks and bags are allowed. All personal items are subject to inspection upon entrance.
You may bring a lawn chair for general admission seating. Bagged chairs are subject to security check at the gate. Any chairs left overnight will be removed from the grounds. Ashley for the Arts is not responsible for chairs or other items that are lost or stolen during the festival. If you leave your property unattended it may get moved by others. Chairs cannot be placed in the standing area.
Meet & Greet winners should check-in to the Meet & Greet area 3 hours before the entertainer performs. Volunteers will mark your arrival at the festival grounds and you will receive further information upon check-in. Please refer to your Meet & Greet pass for a map with instructions and phone number for further questions.
At this time, we do not offer any VIP wristbands. The only reserved seating at the event is available exclusively to our event sponsors. The only way to obtain a Meet & Greet is to listen to local radio channels for opportunities to win or by participating in giveaways on the Ashley for the Arts Facebook page.
Camping at Memorial Park is limited to only all weekend volunteers/vendors and must have approval from event management. Please visit our Lodging tab for more information about local campgrounds.
There are cell phone towers on-site, but reception is limited due to the influx of people on the grounds during the event.
Yes, you will have a wristband that must be worn all weekend that will allow you to leave and re-enter the grounds. You will be subject to gate searches each time you re-enter the park.
Ashley for the Arts is held at Memorial Park which covers 54-acres of grass, cement pathways and concrete roads. Plan accordingly as there are some distances to be covered to get to all of the areas and stages on the grounds.
Ashley for the Arts is an outdoor festival. Concerts and activities will take place rain or shine. Heavy rain and/or lightning may cause delays. Show cancellations are up to each entertainer’s discretion. Follow our Facebook page for the most current updates.
Yes, the Mother’s Tent offers nursing mothers a private area and can be located on the map.
If you lost an item at the event, please visit the Assistance Center to provide a description of lost items. You can also call (608) 863-6700 during/after the event.
If you’re interested in entering to win a Meet & Greet, please review the Official Meet & Greet Terms and Conditions.
Cars can be parked overnight in all parking lots except Orange Lot (Pietrek Park).
Yes! You will receive a wristband upon entrance which must worn at all times.
Yes, you will need to purchase a ticket to attend the Thursday festivities. Please visit our Tickets page for more information on how you can purchase your ticket online!
Gates open at 4:00PM on Thursday and 10:00AM Friday & Saturday.
There is an area reserved for ADA lawn seating located next to Sponsor seating that will be available on a first come first serve basis. You are allowed one person to accompany you in the area. Any additional persons will be directed to the regular general admission viewing area.
Yes! Please visit the Tickets page for more information on purchasing your admission ticket online.
Yes! Tickets will be available at the gate during the event for $25.
Small, empty coolers are allowed. All coolers will be checked at the gate upon entry.