FAQ

MusicfestNW is a rain or shine event.
MusicfestNW is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be an outdoor blowout with access to both stages, food, beverages and more. All ages are welcome!  Each child under 8 is free when accompanied by a paying adult.
When: Friday, August 21st – Sunday, August 23rd
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Park (SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204)
The performance schedule will be released a few weeks prior to the festival. If you want to be notified right away once the schedule is released, be sure to sign up for our mailing listArtist lineup subject to change.
Waterfront Park is accessible by MAX, bus, car, and bike/foot.
Yes!  Bike parking will be provided by our good friends at MailChimp!
We suggest staying at the Hotel Lucia, it is within a short walk to the festival and offers amazing amenities.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
  • Comfortable footwear

The following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Illegal substances
  • Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
  • Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
  • Bad attitudes
  • Glowsticks
  • Chairs
  • Pets
  • Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles (bike parking will be available)
  • Musical instruments
  • Sleeping bags (no overnight camping or sleepovers)
  • Umbrellas
  • Totem poles or flag sticks
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
  • No outside food or drink (2 Sealed Bottles of Water allowed per adult, refill stations on site)
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Illegal substances
  • Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
  • Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
  • Bad attitudes
  • Glowsticks
  • Chairs
  • Pets
  • Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles (bike parking will be available)
  • Musical instruments
  • Sleeping bags (no overnight camping or sleepovers)
  • Umbrellas
  • Totem poles or flag sticks
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
  • No outside food or drink (2 Sealed Bottles of Water allowed per adult, refill stations on site)
MusicfestNW is ADA accessible/friendly.
MusicfestNW will be allowing attendees to bring in up to (2) factory SEALED bottles of Water. Refill stations will be on-site and provided by EartH2O. EartH2O will also be available for purchase.
We suggest preparing for the event as follows:

  • Dress in cool, unrestrictive, lightweight clothing
  • Bring sunglasses
  • Lather up in sunscreen and bring some extra in case it’s needed
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Stay hydrated! We will be allowing attendees to bring in up to (2) factory SEALED bottles of Water. Refill stations will be on-site and provided by EartH2O.  EartH2O will also be available for purchase.
Yes!  MusicfestNW is an all ages event.  Children 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.  1 child per adult.
Sure. ATMs will be located around the festival grounds.
Yes, you must be 21+ in order to enter the VIP area for any reason.
Yes, a selection of food carts as well as beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be available.  You must show ID in order to purchase/consume alcoholic beverages.
Many food carts will feature a vegetarian option.
Festival t-shirts for men and women, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merch will also be available there.
Email our publicist with your full info and someone from the team will be in touch soon after!
We love our sponsors!  If your company would like to be a festival sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible about company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after!
In the event a single day or multiple days of the festival are cancelled, ticket holders will be notified of cancellation and refund policy.