FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ADMISSION / TICKETS / PARKING
"WHAT IS RPM FEST?"
RPM Fest is a three-day outdoor music festival featuring 40+ 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?"
The exact schedule for RPM Fest 2018 will be announced in early spring, but typically the show runs 6 to 11 PM Friday, 2 to 11 PM Saturday, 2 to 8 PM Sunday with site clear for campers at 11 AM Monday morning.
"HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS? WHEN ARE THEY AVAILABLE?"
Ticket prices for RPM Fest 2018 are to be determined, but we will have tiered pricing for early bird / regular sales / door sales, as well as single-day tickets. Tickets will be on sale June 4th through our online store here at rpmfest.org.
"WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH PARKING?"
We will have a much larger capacity for parking this year. Parking will be approximately $5 upon arrival with no advance parking pass necessary.
"WHEN WILL I GET MY TICKET?"
Advance tickets will be picked up at the front gate.
"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.
"WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT RPM FEST?"
There will be multiple food vendors, and choices include pizza, 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, but we typically have one on site available to use.
"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.
"IS alcohol allowed?"
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. We are also working with many local micro-breweries to bring their offerings to RPM Fest if possible.
“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 10 PM. If you feel the need to be loud, go enjoy some activities near the stage, in the gaming area, or in the wiffle ball field.
"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 is available on the RPM Fest Store, including 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 festival. If you would like to have your merchandise shipped to you please additionally add the “SHIP MY MERCH” item to your cart.
"WHAT IF I CAN’T ATTEND THE FEST?"
You can arrange to pick up your merch at any Promotorhead Entertainment show following the festival, or you can purchase the “SHIP MY MERCH” item at a later date.
“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