Summer was made for music festivals. Soak up the sun and some great music at the same time. If you are a newbie or maybe need a refresher, follow these tips for safety–and most of all fun!

  • Do your homework. Each venue has different rules, so check out the website to see what’s permitted and off limits. Some festivals do not allow large bags or cameras.
  • Dress in layers that are easy to put on, take off and pack up. Practical shoes are a must. Comfort is the name of the game.
  • Don’t wear or bring anything of value. Things will get inevitably lost, damaged or stolen.
  • For the best acoustics, look for a center-stage spot. However, if you’re feeling claustrophobic, stand to the side of the stage or toward the back.
  • Cell-phone reception can be spotty, so designate a meet-up location with your friends. Also, always have a charger in your bag.
  • Use the restroom before or at the start of each set, since the last few songs are typically the best.
  • Stay hydrated and go easy on the alcohol—and drink responsibly. Dehydration is no joke. Stock up on cold drinks at Forward Convenience Stores on the way!
  • Snack smart. Nuts, dried fruit and granola bars are healthy options that can endure summer heat.
  • Don’t forget essentials like bug spray, sunglasses, sunscreen and hats.
  • Use the buddy system. You can never be too safe, especially when alcohol and large crowds are involved.

Whether you are traveling a few miles or driving cross-country, we wish you safe travels. We can almost hear the music now!