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 4 PM Friday, 12 PM Saturday, and 12 PM Sunday.
Music hours are 5:30 to 11 PM Friday, 1:30 to 11 PM Saturday, 1:30 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.
View the full band and event schedule here.
"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 only through July 2nd.
Starting July 3rd weekend tickets will be $40.
Single day tickets will be available starting July 3rd. Advance single-day tickets online are $13 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $17 for Sunday.
Day-of-show weekend tickets at the gate will be $50 on Friday and $45 on Saturday.
Day-of-show single-day tickets at the gate will be $15 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday.
"WHEN WILL I GET MY TICKET?"
Advance tickets will be picked up at the front gate.
"HOW MUCH IS PARKING?"
Parking for passenger vehicles will be $5. Parking for RVs, trailer campers, sleeper vans, etc. will be $10. No advance parking passes necessary. All cars will be parked in the parking area adjacent to the festival site. RVS, trailer campers, sleeper vans will park in our designated vehicle camping area inside the site.
"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 you must clear the site by 11 AM the following day.
"ARE THERE RESERVED SPOTS FOR CAMPING?"
No reserved spots. We have plenty of cleared space in the woods for tent campers, and we have a designated vehicle camping area ($10 charge) in the field for RVs, trailer campers, sleeper vans, etc. No camping will be allowed in the parking area, and no parking will be allowed in the tent camping area. If you need to drop off camping equipment or supplies from your car, you will drive to our camping drop-off area, then park your car in the parking area adjacent to the festival site.
"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 charcoal grills will be allowed. Small propane grills are fine.
"ARE BONFIRES ALLOWED?"
No, but we will have a community bonfire on site. If we catch you with your own 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?"
No. 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.
All coolers will be searched at the main gate, and any outside alcohol will be removed, labeled with your name, stored, and returned to you when you leave the festival.
“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. Please bring an id so we can verify your identity.
"WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MERCHANDISE ORDERED ONLINE?"
Merchandise will be picked up at the merch tent at the festival. Please bring an id so we can verify your identity.
"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
RPM Fest reserves the right to eject anyone for any reason deemed necessary by our staff, security, or volunteers