The live music capital of the world is getting another music festival experience this year, as the inaugural Waterloo Music Festival brings a three-day jam fest and camping to Carson Creek Ranch September 7 through September 9. The festival is kicking things off ahead of time with multiple pre-parties throughout the city as well. Every week leading up to the fest, these official pre-parties are 18+ and free for all Waterloo Music Festival pass holders. For those without a festival pass, tickets to each show can be purchased for $7 in advance or $10 day of, plus an additional $5 surcharge for minors. Tickets for Waterloo Fest Wednesdays are available here.
Each week of Waterloo Fest Wednesdays, attendees can enter for a chance to win a pair of GA Waterloo Music Festival passes and enjoy live painting, dancers, vendors, and other offerings. The Waterloo Fest Wednesday pre-parties will give attendees a taste of the festival with performances by great acts including local legends Los Coast, who play Saturday of this first year fest and more.
Fennario Flats — two sets of acoustic Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia
Shaws of Awe
Big Wy’s Brass Band
Trouble In The Streets
As for the actual festival, Waterloo Music Festival will feature top jam music artists in an outdoor setting, aiming to deliver prime camping, food, and music for all ages.
Single-day general admission passes to Waterloo Music Festival cost just $59. Additionally, three-day GA passes are on sale now for $149, as well as three-day VIP passes offered at $299, and camping passes at $90 (in addition to festival admission) plus service fees. VIP perks include expedited festival entry, access to preferred viewing areas with a shaded lounge, dedicated VIP bar with top-shelf pours and shorter lines, premium bathrooms, exclusive daily VIP happy hour, a dedicated VIP concierge, and free access to showers for VIP pass holders who are also camping. Glamping tent rentals range from $399 to $599, formatted for groups of either two or four people with all amenities included, and RV spots can be reserved for $499 or $299, with or without electric hook-up, respectively. Car camping is available for an additional $49 camping vehicle pass
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