FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADMISSION / TICKETS / PARKING
"WHAT IS RPM FEST?"
RPM Fest is a three-day outdoor music festival featuring over 50 bands in the heavy rock, punk, and metal genres, as well as camping, games, vendors, food, and other activities.
"WHERE IS THIS BEING HELD?"
"WHEN IS THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL?"
RPM Fest 2018 will take place Friday, August 24th to Sunday, August 26th.
"WHAT BANDS ARE PLAYING?"
"WHAT's THE SCHEDULE?"
Gates open at 5 PM Friday, 12 PM Saturday, and 12 PM Sunday.
Music hours are 5:30 to 11 PM Friday, 1:30 to 11 PM Saturday, 2 to 9 PM Sunday. Games and activities go all night after music ends.
All campers must clear the site by 11 AM on Monday, August 27th.
"HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? WHEN ARE THEY AVAILABLE?"
Tickets go on sale June 4th through our online store here at rpmfest.org.
Advance tickets: Early bird weekend tickets will be available for $30 through July 2nd, then $40 thereafter. Single day tickets will be available starting July 2nd, pricing TBD.
Gate tickets: Weekend and single day tickets will be available at the gate, pricing TBD.
"WHEN WILL I GET MY TICKET?"
Advance tickets will be picked up at the front gate.
"HOW MUCH IS PARKING?"
Parking will be approximately $5 upon arrival with no advance parking pass necessary.
"IS RE-ENTRY ALLOWED?"
Re-entry is allowed as long as you keep your wristband intact.
"IS RPM FEST ALL-AGES? WHAT ARE THE AGE LIMITS?"
RPM Fest is all-ages. Anyone camping overnight under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
CAMPING / FOOD / DRINK
"CAN WE CAMP OVERNIGHT AT RPM FEST?"
Yes, camping is free of charge and highly encouraged. If you have a single day ticket, you can camp overnight but must clear the site by 11 AM the following day.
"WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT RPM FEST?"
There will be multiple food vendors, and choices include pizza, burgers, pulled pork, sausages, chorizo, breakfast foods, coffee, and drinks.
"CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND GRILL?"
Yes, you can bring your own food, but we ask that you please support our food vendors when possible. No outside grills will be allowed.
"ARE BONFIRES ALLOWED?"
No, but we will have a community bonfire on site. If we catch you with a fire, you will be asked to extinguish it. If we catch you a second time you will be asked to leave the festival.
"CAN I BRING MY OWN ALCOHOL?"
Due to our change in location, BYOB is no longer allowed at RPM Fest. We know this may disappoint some people, but the good news is that the Rod and Gun club has a full liquor license and alcoholic beverages can purchased on site. Our sponsors at Lefty's, Element, Hermit Thrush, and Artisan Beverage Coop (Ginger Libation) will be on tap, among others.
“WHAT ACTIVITIES HAPPEN AT RPM FEST?”
Past years have included wiffle ball, cornhole, bear pong (beer pong with dodgeballs and trash barrels), movies and video games on our giant projection screen, metal karaoke, tabletop board and card games, and anything else our attendees come up with.
"IS RPM FEST PET FRIENDLY?"
No. We all love animals, but please leave your pets at home.
"ARE THERE QUIET HOURS AT THE CAMPSITES?"
No music or loud noises in the camping areas after 11 PM. If you feel the need to be loud, go enjoy some activities under the pavilion or in the gaming area.
"IS THERE A RAIN DATE?"
RPM Fest is rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms we might be forced to delay set times or cancel sets. We apologize in advance, but safety is a priority. Thanks for your understanding on this.
"WHERE CAN I GET RPM FEST MERCHANDISE?"
Merchandise will be available starting on June 4th through our online store here at rpmfest.org. Items will include T-Shirts, Koozies, Pint Glasses, Stickers, Posters, and bundles of the aforementioned items. Merchandise will also be available to purchase at the Merch Tent at the festival.
"WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MERCHANDISE ORDERED ONLINE?"
Merchandise will be picked up at the merch tent at the festival.
"WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND THE FEST?"
You can arrange to pick up your merch at any Promotorhead Entertainment show following the festival.
“HOW CAN I HELP OUT AT RPM FEST?”
We are always looking for volunteers to help out in a number of positions, including our Street Team, setup and teardown, audio, video, security and groundskeeping, merchandise, info and first aid, and more. All volunteers are eligible for discounted or free admission, merch credit, food, and drink tickets. Please visit volunteers.rpmfest.org for more details and to apply!
“HOW CAN MY BUSINESS/GROUP/ORGANIZATION GET INVOLVED WITH RPM FEST?”
We have a number of sponsorship, vending, and advertising opportunities for local businesses, groups, and organizations to get involved with RPM Fest! These include advertising in our printed program, your business name/logo on over 15,000 printed flyers and posters, naming rights to one of our stages, and more. Please visit partners.rpmfest.org for details, pricing, and our application form.
“ARE THERE ANY OTHER RULES OR GUIDELINES?”
No crossing any fenced, roped, or tape boundaries, or trespassing on other people's property
Respect the neighborhood and neighbors, drive slowly coming and going, and be quiet when leaving at night
Respect the property, grounds, equipment, staff, volunteers, bands, vendors, and attendees
No doing anything that might harm, harass, or intimidate any other person at the festival