Do I need to buy a new wristband each day?

The $15 admission wristband allows you access to the festival for the entire weekend. Please KEEP your wristband on for the entire weekend.

Do you need separate tickets for each performance?

No, your admission wristband will allow you access to all concerts and events all weekend long.

Do you sell out of wristbands?

We do not sell out of wristbands. There is no attendance limit.

How much are admission wristbands? Are there any discounts or refunds?

Each wristband costs $15 and is valid for the entire weekend. Wristbands are nonrefundable. There are no discounts.

What happens if my car is towed?

If your car has been towed, it was parked in a No Parking zone or towed for emergency reasons. Please contact Suchla Towing at 608-323-2279. Vehicles are towed at the owner’s expense.

Are any roads closed to public traffic?

Gaveny Road and Wilson Street (between Pearl and Simpson Street) are closed to public traffic for bus route. No Parking signs are posted on multiple streets but through traffic is allowed.

Is there handicap parking?

Handicap parking is available and can be located on the map.

How do the parking lot bus shuttles work?

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.

Does is cost to park?

All parking and bus shuttles are free of charge.

Can volunteers pick up wristbands and t-shirts early?

Volunteers are able to pick up t-shirts and wristbands beginning Friday at 8:00AM at Volunteer Check-In located at the Arcadia Middle School. Shirts and wristbands will not be replaced once received.

How do I volunteer for the event?

Please visit our volunteer page to learn more about becoming a volunteer.

Are wristbands required to watch school performances?

Wristbands are required to watch school performances and all proceeds from wristband sales help support these schools.

How long do the fireworks last and where do they take place?

The fireworks are launched near the Main Stage area, on the south end of the park grounds. The show lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Can we ride the hot air balloons?

The hot air balloons are for display only.

Are alcoholic beverages available for purchase?

A variety of beer and malt beverages are available at multiple bar locations around the park. Wine is available for purchase in the Pavilion.  You must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Attendees wishing to purchase beer or wine will need to have a 21+ wristband and may be asked to show ID again at the bar. Patrons can be turned away at the bartender’s discretion.

Do I need tickets to purchase food and beverage?

In order to purchase food and beverage, you will need to visit one of our many ticket booths throughout the grounds. Each ticket is $1 in value. No food vendors accept cash.

Are debit or credit cards accepted?

Admission wristbands, food and beverage are cash only. Some food, art and merchandise vendors do accept credit cards. There are ATMs located inside the event grounds.

Are there performances on Thursday?

The Pursuit of a Cure 5K Run/Walk takes place on Thursday with no Main Stage performances.

Is there Wi-Fi at the park?

There is no Wi-Fi in the park.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited in all stage areas.

Can I bring my own food or beverages?

Carry-ins are not allowed on festival grounds. EXCEPTION: Baby formula/infant foods

Can I bring my pet?

Only certified service animals are allowed in the park.

Are backpacks allowed?

Backpacks and bags are allowed. All personal items are subject to inspection upon entrance.

Are the performances family-friendly?

Ashley for the Arts is a family-friendly art and music festival. All concerts are family-friendly. There are also a variety of children’s activities offered at the park throughout the weekend.

Can I bring a chair to the event?

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.

How long is each concert?

Most performances on the Main Stage are approximately 90 minutes in length. Side stage performances vary in length ranging from 60-180 minutes.

Where do I find the Meet & Greet pictures?

Meet & Greet pictures will be available in the Photo Gallery approximately two weeks after the event.

“I won a Meet & Greet!” Where do I go?

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.

How do I obtain VIP wristbands, backstage passes, or Meet & Greets?

VIP wristbands are designated for our event sponsors only and allow access to the main stage reserved seats.  Backstage has restricted access and access is only obtained through event management. 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.

VIP wristbands, backstage passes or Meet & Greets are not available for sale at the event.

Is camping available at Memorial Park?

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.

What are the Terms and Conditions for the Meet and Greet Contests?

You can view the full Terms and Conditions for the Meet and Greet Contests here.


Is there a private area to nurse and/or pump?

Yes, the Mother’s Tent offers nursing mothers a private area and can be located on the map.

Do I need a separate wristband to purchase alcohol?

Yes, 21+ wristbands will be available with a valid ID at designated tents throughout the park. 21+ wristbands must be worn in addition to your admission wristband in order to purchase/consume alcohol. You may be asked to present your ID again at bartender’s discretion. There is no fee to obtain a 21+ wristband.

Do children need admission wristbands?

Yes, it is necessary for children to wear a $15 admission wristband. However, children 3 and under are not required to wear a wristband.

Is there a lost and found?

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.

Can I buy wristbands in advance?

Wristbands will be available for purchase at area Ashley HomeStores. Details of Wristband Presale will be announced in Spring of 2019.

Where do I buy my wristband?

Wristbands are available at the gate or through our Wristband Presales held at area Ashley HomeStores. Details of Wristband Presale will be announced in Spring of 2019.

What if my wristband breaks?

If your wristband breaks, please bring it to any wristband booth, and you will be provided with a replacement. However, cut wristbands will not be replaced.

Are there any rules for entering to win a Meet & Greet?

If you’re interested in entering to win a Meet & Greet, please review the Official Meet & Greet Terms and Conditions.