Festival Location


Metropolitan Park
4110 Gator Bowl Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202


Big Ticket Map
*subject to change








– 2015 Application to Vend

Festival Frequently Asked Questions 

Who is playing at The Big Ticket Festival?
All bands are listed on the LINEUP PAGE.

Which stage and what time will bands be playing?
Set times are available here on the SCHEDULE PAGE.
What ages are allowed?
This is an all ages event. All attendees are required to purchase a full price ticket regardless of age.

What is not allowed in?

  • No coolers
  • No food
  • No beverages (with the exception of one 20oz. or smaller factory-sealed bottle of water)
  • No video cameras are allowed in
  • No audio recording devices
  • No professional cameras. No cameras with removable lenses.
  • No chairs of any kind
  • No umbrellas
  • No weapons
  • No musical instruments of any kind
  • No backpacks
  • No duffle bags
  • No illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No glass containers
  • No pets with exception of service animals
  • No Colors
  • No Patches
  • No Drones
  • No aerosol cans
  • No laptops or other computers
  • No unauthorized vending/advertising
  • No lasers
  • No selfie sticks

What is allowed in?

  • Blankets
  • Cellphones
  • Sunscreen
  • Binoculars
  • One 20oz. or smaller factory-sealed bottle of water
  • Small, point-and-shoot digital cameras
  • Small purses or clutch handbags

Can I tie my boat up at Metropolitan Park?

The docks adjacent to Metropolitan Park will be closed during the festival and no one will be allowed to tie up at the docks the day of the show. However, the Metropolitan Park Marina will be open with free parking for boats and those arriving by boat will enter the venue through the main entry gate which is only a short walk from the marina.

What time does the gate open and when will it be over?

Sunday: Gates open at 11:00 AM and show ends at 10:00 PM

Will there be plenty of food at the venue?

Yes, there will be a wide variety of local and regional cuisine.

  • Greek Fare
  • Asian Cuisine
  • Fresh Seafood
  • Barbecue
  • Grilled Delicacies
  • Soulfood
  • Pizza
  • Tex Mex
  • Vegan and Glutenfree Fare
  • Local Food Trucks

Will there be ATMs available?

Yes, there will be multiple ATMs inside the venue.

Will alcohol be sold?

Yes. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be sold to those with a valid ID.

What do you get with a VIP ticket?

VIP Tickets Include:

  • Access to VIP areas
  • VIP entrance to venue
  • Access to VIP lounge area featuring dedicated bar, beverage and food service
  • VIP only viewing areas of Main Stages (seated and standing areas)
  • seated area with shade for dining
  • private restroom facilities

Can I buy VIP tickets at the door?

Yes, provided that VIP is not sold out.

I bought a VIP package and I have a child who is 5 years old, can my child accompany me into VIP with a paid General Admission ticket?

Yes, children under the age of five (who have a General Admission ticket) are allowed into the VIP area with an adult who has paid for VIP.

Can I upgrade my ticket?

Yes, provided that VIP is not sold out.

Where can I buy tickets in advance?

Online HERE
In person at Local Metro PCS stores.
Military tickets can be purchased at GOVX HERE

Are hotel packages available for this event?

Not at this time.

Is there camping?

No camping is available at the show. Click HERE for a list of campgrounds in the Jacksonville area.

Can I use a credit/debit card to buy tickets, food, beverages and merchandise?

  • YES for tickets and merchandise
  • Food and beverages will be CASH ONLY

Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes. The venue is handicap accessible and there will be a special viewing area for those with special needs

Do you need any food vendors?

Not at this time.

Can I leave and enter the festival throughout the day?

No. There are no “in-and-out” or “re-entry” privileges for this show.


TBT Pre-Party
TBT Pre-Party