• Orange Amplification
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • SmartPunk
  • Feed the Scene
  • Visit Gainesville

Venues

 

Venue FAQs

Is FEST 20 all ages?

HERE IS A LIST OF VENUES AND THEIR AGE RESTRICTIONS.
*Please contact the venues to see what their policy is on letting minors into venues when accompanied by parent or legal guardian.*

  • BO DIDDLEY PLAZA: ALL AGES
  • HEARTWOOD: ALL AGES
  • THE BACKYARD @ BOCA FIESTA: ALL AGES
  • PALOMINO: 18+
  • VIVID MUSIC HALL: 18+
  • DOWNTOWN FATS: 18+
  • HIGH DIVE: 18+
  • LOOSEY’S: 18+
  • THE WOOLY: 18+
  • VECINOS: 18+
  • FOX LOUNGE 18+
  • HIPPODROME: ALL AGES
  • 4TH AVE FOOD PARK: ALL AGES

What should I bring?

EVERYONE ATTENDING FEST 20 MUST HAVE A VALID ID WITH BIRTHDATE TO GET INTO ANY OF THE VENUES. NO EXCEPTIONS! IF YOU ARE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, PLEASE BRING YOUR PASSPORT TO EACH VENUE.

OTHER COUNTRIES’ DRIVER’S LICENSES WILL NOT WORK AT THE VENUES.

If you don’t have a driver’s license, then you must have a legal ID or Passport. College IDs will not work. This is not the ’70s.

Please see What is the COVID protocol at FEST? for more information on the requirements for a required negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination.


What are the venues? And how far are the venues?

All of the venues are within walking distance of each other. Bo Diddley Plaza, The Wooly, Vivid Music Hall, Vecinos, Downtown Fats, The Backyard @ Boca Fiesta/Palomino, The Hippodrome, and Loosey’s are all in a four block radius. These are all walking blocks. Gainesville has a very small downtown. Heartwood is south on Main Street.


Are FEST venues handicap accessible?

All the venues in Gainesville are ADA compliant, however many are small capacity and one level, so viewing may be obstructed. Bo Diddley Plaza is our largest venue and does have a raised up area for better viewing. FEST does not provide wheelchairs or walkers so please bring what you need. For more specific information please contact each venue to get a better understanding of their layout.


WHAT IS ALLOWED / NOT ALLOWED IN ALL FEST VENUES?

NO

  • Chairs
  • Blankets
  • Bags LARGER than 15  inches x 15 inches 
  • Animals (except service animals to aid guests with disabilities)
  • Outside Alcohol
  • Outside Food
  • Illegal or Un-prescribed Drugs
  • Weapons of Any Kind (e.g. guns, knives, sticks fireworks, mace and/or pepper spray)
  • Cameras / Video Cameras
  • Bikes
  • Skateboards, Skates or Rollerblades
  • Electronic Equipment… including laptop computers, iPads, audio recorders and tripods
  • Strollers
  • Musical Instruments (WE HAVE BANDS PLAYING. LEAVE YOUR JAMS AT HOME)
  • Gifts for the Band
  • Coolers of Any Kind (including small soft pack coolers)
  • Personal Property that is a potential hazard to others (e.g. chains, wallet chains or spiked jewelry)

YES

  • Empty Water Bottles
  • Bags 15 inches x 15 inches (size of a standard piece of paper) or smaller.  ALL BAGS SUBJECT TO SEARCH. 
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hand sanitizer (8oz or less)
  • Sanitary wipes
  • Medications in your name. Will have to show ID to prove they are yours.
  • Abandon Ship Apparel
  • New Noise Magazine
  • Left of the Dial
  • Pizza Eaters
  • Anthem Tattoo
  • Liquid Death
  • Silver Q
  • Montgomery Drive
  • Pure Noise Records
  • Paper + Plastick Records
  • Wunderland Tattoo
  • Alliance Tattoo Supply
  • Tullamore D.E.W. Whiskey
  • Stick It To Me Buttons
  • White Claw
  • Curaleaf
  • A-F Records
  • Bad Time Records
  • Loosey's
  • Havoc Underground
  • Opus Coffee
  • Sell The Heart Records
  • Stupid Rad Merch Company
  • Iodine Records
  • Chunksaah
  • Tervis
  • Sofaburn
  • Refresh Records
  • Mom's OG
  • New Belgium Brewing