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Everything to know about Riverbend Festival

Get ready for a weekend full of live music on the riverfront with this guide on 2023’s Riverbend Festival.

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Plan your Riverbend Festival weekend with this guide on the ins and outs.

Photo by Ty In The Sky Photography via Riverbend Festival

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Get ready for a weekend (rock and) rollin’ on the river at the 40th annual Riverbend Festival at Ross’s Landing on Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4. We’re here to help you get things started.

Before you go

  • Cashless | Load up a Cash 2 Card for any value up to $500 or visit on-site reverse ATMs
  • Prohibited items | Chairs, pets, non-clear bags + bags “bigger than 12x12x6" — see the full list + reserve a locker to hold your allowed items
  • Accessibility | Service animals are allowed with proper identification + the venue is wheelchair accessible with close proximity to parking, ramps, etc. — visit the Visitors Tent to get a wristband for accessible viewing area access
  • Parking | Available valet bike parking + see the festival’s map of nearby lots and rideshare points

Road closures

Roads that are closed now through Tuesday, June 6th at 2:00 p.m.:

  • Riverfront Parkway between N. Molly Lane intersection + E. Aquarium Way
  • Chestnut Street between W. Aquarium Way + Riverfront Parkway
  • Power Alley between W. Aquarium Way + Riverfront Parkway

These are the following restrictions on the Market Street Bridge beginning Sunday, June 4:

  • Right southbound lane between Frazier Avenue and E. 1st Street will be closed at 8:00 a.m.
  • Full closure of bridge to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Frazier Avenue and E. 1st Street during firework show at 10:45 p.m.

Prepare accordingly for your drive.

Once you’re there

  • Stages | Coca-Cola, Ultra + Chevrolet — plan your experience with the daily schedules
  • Hydration stations | Three free water-refill stations throughout the venue
  • First aid | Two stations near the Marina Gate + Power Alley
  • Bathrooms | Three restroom areas will be provided
  • Fun sips | Grab a beverage at several bar stations + the Craft Beer Garden featuring new cocktail offerings like dragonfruit vodka mules and pineapple mules
  • Good eats | Enjoy on-site food and concessions or head over to nearby restaurants like Agave & Rye + Scottie’s On The River
  • VIP | Folks with VIP wristbands will have their own entrance and exclusive amenities

Extra fun

  • Merch | Check out the merch stands and see new offerings of hats, shirts, a special 40th edition gold pin, and much more
  • Fireworks | Conclude the festival in style by watching the firework show

Bonus: Editors Haley and Kristen will be taking on the festival, come say hi + enjoy the tunes with us.
Still need a ticket? Check out wristband availability. Note: Saturday wristbands are sold out.

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