What To Know
COUNTDOWN TO BAYFEST 2013
BayFest kicks off Friday evening, October 4 with three nights of world class entertainment, featuring more than 100 entertainers on 9 stages in the streets of downtown Mobile.
• BayFest would not be possible without our volunteers. There are so many people who dedicate time and hard work to making the music festival a great success! Although many return, BayFest is always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for the 20th Annual BayFest Music Festival, please visit bayfest.com in the summer 2014 for more information.
• BayFest features nine stages with continuous music—three main stages and six local/regional stages.
• More than 250,000 music fans from around the country flock to the streets of downtown Mobile during the three day festival. The City of Mobile, Mobile County and the State of Alabama all reap the economic benefits of BayFest. The total economic impact in 2012 was $41 million, and we have high expectations for the years to come.
• BayFest has gone green! Recycling is available for aluminum and plastic throughout the festival site. Volunteers are needed to work with the Eco-Team – please visit www.bayfest.com to sign up and become a volunteer. Another way you can help BayFest preserve the environment is to car pool or ride the WAVE. WAVE buses stop at the Mobile Civic Center parking lot and several downtown hotels. Also, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Agency will be on site in the Childrens’ area to help raise awareness about the importance of recycling.
• BayFest works with a multitude of civic and charitable organizations that vend within the BayFest festival grounds. They will have mouth watering food and drinks, along with festival merchandise for sale throughout the whole weekend of BayFest. There are 18-20 food and merchandise vendors (not including BayFest vending- shirts, hats, beer and soda) Many of these vendors depend on the proceeds they raise every year to help fund their organizations’ projects.
• If you’re still looking for a hotel for the weekend of BayFest, please visit bayfest.com or mobile.org for a list of places to stay in the Mobile area.
• In case you forgot to purchase your advanced weekend pass, you don’t have to miss out on all of the fun! Ticket booths will be open one hour prior to the festival gate openings, where you can purchase a one day pass to come in and enjoy the music.
• If you purchased your advanced weekend pass and plan to pick up your ticket at Will Call, the pickup hours are: Friday beginning at 2:30pm, Saturday beginning at 1:00pm and Sunday beginning at 1:00pm. Will Call is located at the corner of St. Joseph and St. Francis Streets.
• BayFest has a few areas inside the festival gates that are designated for chairs. You are welcome to bring a chair with you; however, they will only be allowed in these specific places. Visit http://www.bayfest.com/ab_faq.php for a specific list of chair areas.
• Rain or shine, the festival will go on! Don’t worry about getting a little wet.. Just enjoy the music!
• Children 12 and under are FREE with a ticket holding adult. BayFest offers something for everyone, so bring the whole family! Children 13 and up are regular price.
BayFest 2013 is on track to meet, if not surpass, 2012’s economic impact with another stellar lineup of entertainers in all genres of music October 4, 5, and 6. For more information, please contact Shana Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251.478.5679. BayFest, Alabama’s largest music festival is a 501 c 3 not-for-profit corporation that brings family-friendly entertainment to Downtown Mobile. BayFest fills multiple stages with continuous music, and since it’s inception in 1995 has generated in excess of $350 million in tax revenue for the Mobile economy. BayFest gives back to the Gulf Coast community with thousands of dollars in student scholarships and promotes physical well being with a 5K and Fun Run. Find us on Facebook and Twitter, and visit us at www.bayfest.com.