General Festival Information
Kingman Bluegrass Festival has partnered with Freedom West, a company specializing in dust mitigation for event venues. As one of our Festival sponsors, Freedom West is working with us to provide an enjoyable experience, minimizing dust. We are also pleased to announce that Stockton Hill Farms, another of our Festival sponsors, has agreed to provide a water truck to be available during the Festival.
- Pre-festival camping opens on Monday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m.
- Bring your own low profile chairs for audience seating
- No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the fenced area of the Festival grounds. Doing so is a violation of both federal and state laws. With a valid camping ticket you may bring alcoholic beverages onto the RV camping area. When entering the fenced area of the Festival grounds, all coolers, backpacks and bags are subject to search. Liquids in open containers will be confiscated or you will be asked to empty them before you enter the grounds. Beer and wine are available for purchase on the Festival grounds by individuals 21 years of age or older. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase
- Your camping space (RV or tent) is guaranteed with the purchase of your ticket
- You will not be mailed tickets. Print out your on line transaction which will act as your paid admission to the festival upon your arrival at the gate and will be exchanged for your Festival wristband.
- Handicapped campers must sign up by October 1. Handicap placard must be visible in vehicle
- All camping is dry camping. No electric available.
- No glass in the audience – glass is restricted to the winery building
- Service pets only allowed within the festival grounds (around food, public sitting areas etc.)
- Pets allowed in the camping area only. They are not allowed in the desgnated festival grounds area.
- No smoking in audience – smoking is restricted to the designated smoking area
- No refunds
- Sound is provided by “Old Blue”–the best sound company for Bluegrass music in the industry!
- Bands are subject to change without notice
- The Festival is produced by Larry Baker (L & S Productions)
Scroll down to see FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where can I get tickets for the festival?
Early Bird tickets are now available for purchase online at www.kingmanbluegrassfestival.com through PayPal using either your PayPal account or your credit card of choice. You can also buy Early Bird tickets in person at Stetson Winery at 10965 N. Moonscape Way, Kingman, AZ 86401.
2. How long are 3 day Early Bird tickets available?
Early Bird 3 day festival tickets can be purchased until October 1, 2015.
3. What are the Directions to the Kingman Bluegrass Festival Venue?
Note: some GPS systems are not accurate – please use the following directions.
a. From Kingman, going toward Peach Springs on Route 66, turn left (west) at mile post 71 on Concho Dr. into the Valle Vista subdivision. Note: There is a Flying A gas station/mini market on the corner where you turn left.
b. Stay on Concho Dr. winding through the subdivision. Follow the Bluegrass Festival signs to the Festival venue at 10965 N. Moonscape Way.
4. Can I enter and leave the festival throughout the day?
When you arrive at the festival we will exchange your ticket for a wristband which allows you to enter and exit the festival grounds throughout the weekend. You must have your wristband on each time you enter the festival grounds for the duration of the festival. If you remove or lose your wristband, you must purchase another ticket to enter the festival gates.
You will be given a pass for your vehicle. This pass will allow you to leave and re-enter the festival grounds at will. This pass must be displayed and be visible in your vehicle at all times.
5. How can I find out which bands are playing?
Visit our website, kingmanbluegrassfestival.com, and click on “Bands” and then click on “Band Schedule”. Scroll down to find a listing of the performers and their designated performing time.
6. What are the festival hours?
The gates open daily at 9:00 am. Performances start at 10:00 am.
• Friday, October 16 9:30 am – 5:45 pm (Opening Ceremony begins at 9:30 am) • Saturday, October 17 9:45 am – 6:30 pm • Sunday, October 18 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
7. How can I receive information about the Kingman Bluegrass Festival by email?
8. How can I be a vendor at the festival?
Visit our website, kingmanbluegrassfestival.com, click on “Vendors”. Download the Vendor application and follow the instructions for becoming a vendor. If you have any questions, call L & S Productions (Larry Baker) at (209) 480-4693.
9. How can I volunteer at the festival?
If you are interested in being a volunteer, you may call Ann Seney, our Volunteer Manager, at (928) 692-6032 or email her at AnnSeney@aol.com. You may also visit our website, www.kingmanbluegrassfestival.com, click on “INFO” and scroll down to the Volunteer
10. How can my business become a sponsor of the festival?
Visit our website, www.kingmanbluegrassfestival.com and click on “Sponsors”. Select the sponsor level of your choice. Complete the Commitment Form attached to the Sponsorship Package and send the completed, dated and signed Commitment Form along with your check to Kingman Bluegrass Festival, 6899 E. Brooks Blvd., Kingman, AZ 86401. Please call Jo Stetson at (928) 692-3329 or cell phone – (714) 713-1368 for more information.
11. How far is the performers pavilion area from the camping area?
The performers pavilion is a very short walking distance from the camping area.
12. Is there transportation around the festival grounds?
Although the festival grounds are compact, there will be transportation available around the festival grounds.
13. What’s the schedule for workshops?
Workshops are scheduled on Friday from 12:45 – 1:45 pm. Workshops are scheduled on Saturday from 1:30 – 2:10 pm. No workshops have been scheduled for Sunday?
14. What can I do about a problem with my ticket order?
Contact Jo Stetson at (928) 692-3329.
15. I’ve purchased tickets, but now I can’t come. Can I get a refund?
We cannot issue refunds for festival tickets or camping passes. If you cannot attend the festival and you would like someone else to use your ticket, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who will be using your ticket. If we are holding your ticket for you at Will Call and you want someone else to pick up your ticket, you must provide us with their name and a photo ID in order for them to use your tickets.
16. May I bring my own food and drinks into the Festival?
No coolers, drinks or food are allowed through the admission gates except for the RV/Tent camping area and you must have a valid ticket for camping. Food and beverages are available for purchase on the festival grounds.
17. May I bring my own alcoholic drinks into the Festival?
With a valid camping ticket, you may bring alcoholic beverages onto the RV camping area. No alcoholic beverages may be brought onto the festival grounds. Doing so is a violation of both State and Federal laws. You may bring in your own water in factory sealed containers onto the festival grounds. If you bring liquids in open containers, you will be asked to empty them before entering the festival grounds. All coolers, backpacks and bags are subject to search. No glass containers are allowed. Beer and wine are available for purchase on the festival ground by individuals 21 years of age and older. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase.
18. May I bring my pet to the festival?
You may bring your pet to the festival, but you must keep your pet in your RV except when walking your pet on a leash. Pets are not allowed in the audience area, performers’ pavilion area, vendor areas, food areas, in the vineyards nor within the winery building. Please do not tie, chain, pen or cage your pet outside your RV. You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.
19. May I bring my own chair to the festival?
Please bring your own low profile chairs for the festival. Canopies, high back chairs with covers, and umbrellas are not permitted in the audience area since they block the view of those sitting behind you.
20. Are there showers at the campground?
At this time there are no onsite showers at the festival. We will update this information if it should change.
21. What are the festival dates for this year?
Festival dates for 2015 are October 16, 17 and 18. Pre-Festival RV and tent campers may arrive as early as 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12th. Tickets for early camping on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are available at $15.00 per rig per day.
22. Can I purchase tickets at the gate at the festival?
Tickets may be purchased at the gate for cash or credit cards only.
23. May I bring my own generator?
You may bring and use your own generator. Please refrain from running it between 9:00 pm and 7:30 am. You will be asked to turn off your generator, if it disturbs your neighbor.
24. Where can I dispose of my trash?
There are trash bins on site and you are welcome to dispose of small quantities of trash in our trash receptacles. Please place your trash completely within the trash receptacles.
25. Is there a dump station on site?
There is no dump station on site. Dumping wastewater or sewage on the property is not allowed. A dump station is located at Route 66 and Concho Drive, approximately 4-5 miles away. Dump fees to use this station are $5.00. Directions to the dump station will be provided upon request.
26. Is there ice available?
Ice will be available.
27. Hold Harmless.
All persons use the facilities at Stetson Winery at their own risk. Stetson Winery assumes no responsibility for accidents, injuries or loss of property.