OCTOBER 2-4, 2015

Getting Involved


All media must be preapproved by the festival and artists management groups. More information to come closer to the 2015 festival.

BayFest Media Credentials Request Form

Shana Jordan, Executive Director
BayFest Music Festival
PO Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633
Phone: 251.208.7971


Media credentials for BayFest 2015 are available only to professional reporters and photographers. All freelancers must provide evidence of assignment generated by the media outlet/employer. All media must provide details of the proposed pre-event and event coverage offered to BayFest. Media passes and photo passes will be issued separately.

To request media credentials, non-sponsor media outlets should send the completed BAYFEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS REQUEST FORM to by September 18, 2015. Media credentials will be expedited for applicants who provide proof of last year's BayFest coverage. By requesting media passes you agree to abide by all Festival regulations.


Media credentials provide entry into the Festival site. Media credentials do not allow access to the photo pit, backstage, VIP areas or other off-limits areas.


Due to photographer safety, band security and liability considerations, the number of photo passes issued will be extremely limited and only issued to professional photographers with professional photography equipment. Only media members with photo passes will be allowed in the photo pit, however this doesn't guarantee you pit access if the artist doesn't allow during their set. Access details will be provided upon approval of your photo passes.

Media without photo passes may submit a request for photographs of an artist or band prior to or after a performance from BayFest's official photographers by emailing Every reasonable effort will be made to fill each request with exclusive photographs. These requests will be filled at the discretion of BayFest.

Artist Interviews

Requests for artist interviews must be submitted to by September 25, 2015. Artist interviews will be assigned based on several criteria including the artists' contractual restrictions, demand for interviews and appropriateness. BayFest media sponsors and major media will be given preference for interviews with major artists. Smaller media outlets are encouraged to request interviews with emerging or niche artists who are often eager to grant interviews and offer fresh perspectives.

All credentialed media agree to provide pre-event promotion of BayFest and coverage of the event. For more information please email:

Shana Jordan, Executive Director
BayFest Music Festival
PO Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633