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FESTIVAL INFO

Everything you need to know about the first-ever River & Blues Festival. 

Grady Spencer & the Work Performing at the River & Blues Festival

FESTIVAL DATES & HOURS

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020

  • Gates open at 2pm
  • Festival starts at 3pm

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020

  • Gates open at 1pm
  • Festival starts at 2pm

TICKET INFORMATION

We can’t guarantee that tickets will be available to purchase at the festival, so we encourage you to order yours early! If we do have tickets to sell at the festival, there will be a price increase at the gate.

FESTIVAL MAP

River & Blues Festival Map in Fort Worth at Panther Island

FESTIVAL PARKING

GENERAL ADMISSION

Parking is $10 per car. Enter the parking lot at 395 Purcey Street to find a parking spot.

VIP PARKING

is located at the east end of the parking lot. Enter the lot at 395 Purcey Street and proceed east following staff directions. You must have a VIP parking pass in order to park in the VIP lot. VIP parking passes will be mailed in advance of the festival.

PLATINUM PARKING

is available at the Charles H. Haws Athletic Center located at 600 Congress St. You must have a Platinum parking pass in order to park in the Platinum lot. Platinum parking passes will be mailed in advance of the festival.

MUSIC GIVES BACK

Experience music that moves your soul with a festival that gives back. River and Blues Fest is proud to be partnering with Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth (RMHFW). Ronald McDonald House is near and dear to this festival and the family of festival co-founder, Omar Ortiz. During the care of his grandson’s stay, he was able to call RMHFW his “home-away-from-home” and found comfort and compassion with this organization.

A portion of the concert’s proceeds, as well as $1 guaranteed from every ticket sold will go straight back to this beloved non-profit group. RMHFW has touched many lives beyond our city and we are honored to have RMHFW as a festival partner.

RIVER & BLUES FESTIVAL TIPS AND TRICKS

Playing Guitar for Country and Blues

TEXAS’ WEATHER

We are constantly monitoring the weather, but that doesn’t mean we can control it. Keep an eye on the forecast and be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Listen to all festival personnel to ensure your safety if inclement weather should arise.

The best thing you can do to ensure you enjoy the festival is to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Also, don’t forget to protect yourself from the sun. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses can help keep you cool.

FESTIVAL SAFETY

Festivals can be loud, so using ear plugs is a good way to ensure you can enjoy all the great music. We highly recommend noise reduction earmuffs for children.

Keep yourself and your belongings safe. Be aware of your surroundings, use the buddy system and watch out for your neighbors as well. If you lose or find something, please visit the festival info booth. If you see or hear something suspicious, illegal or dangerous, PLEASE say something to the nearest staff member, medical personnel or security staff.

ACCOMODATIONS

If a patron has special dietary restrictions or prescription medication, small food items and medicine will be allowed onto the festival grounds if accompanied by a doctors note. All necessary medicine and materials must be in the name of the ticket holder. Your ID must match the name on the medication label. Please dispose of any medical waste and syringes with our medical staff found on the festival grounds. Please do not dispose of them in the trash bins.

Enjoy yourself and have fun, but don’t forget to be considerate of other people. You can make the difference between a good or bad festival experience!

MEDIA & PRESS

Thank you for your interest in covering the first annual River & Blues Festival. For credential requests, media inquiries, publicity inquiries and all general media information, please email media@riverandbluesfest.com.

SPONSORS

For information on how you can become a sponsor at this year’s festival, email sponsorship@riverandbluesfest.com.

VENDOR INQUIRIES

If you are interested in being a festival vendor, please email info@riverandbluesfest.com.