5 Days, 5 Events: Bayfront Preps for Busy Week

Baihly Warfield
Updated: July 02, 2019 08:28 PM

It's the busiest week of the year at Bayfront Festival Park. 


There are five events over five days, and each is organized by a different promoter. 

To make the transitions smooth, Jeff Stark said the tents going up will stay the same throughout all five events, minimizing infrastructure costs and helping people easily navigate to bathrooms, drinks and more. 

"Obviously, the sound and the lights are a little bit different for each one," Bayfront Festival Park Director Jeff Stark said. "But we try to have some economy of scale by having everybody here use almost the same footprint."

Here is the schedule of events:

  • July 3: Hairball
  • July 4: Fourth Fest
  • July 5: Bayfront Country Jam
  • July 6: Trampled by Turtles
  • July 7: 311 featuring Dirty Heads

Stark said the toughest transition will be Saturday to Sunday because they have to tear down all the lights and sound. 311, the rock group, is bringing in four semi truckloads of their own equipment for the concert. 

The DECC, which manages Bayfront, also made some changes to get people into the park quickly and avoid the big lines people have experienced in the past.

"We've extended the hours of those events. We ask people to arrive early, we've added a ton more staff, we've added more lines," Stark said. "We've added a 'Fast Pass' line so that people that are not having bags or chairs that they carry with them can go right through that 'Fast Pass' line and get in here without having to wait."

Stark recommends people arrive an hour early. He says if you want to see an artist at 8 p.m., get to Bayfront by 7. 


Baihly Warfield

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