Location

Rock City Campgrounds
5555 Concord Pkwy S
Concord, NC 28027

Festival Map

Camping & Parking Map

Premium Parking Pass

Parking is included in your festival ticket, but if you want a guaranteed spot in close proximity to the festival entrance, check out Premium Parking.  Available for both VIP and GA weekend ticket holders.

buy pass now – $80.00 (all in)

Lockers

Why stress about losing your ID, dancing with a full backpack, or carrying around new merch? Keep your items safe and secure throughout the weekend—and your phone fully charged—by renting a locker. Lockers are internally equipped with a universal phone charger, so whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you can juice up safely and come back for it without missing a beat. Each locker measures approximately 8″ high, 12″ wide, and 18″ deep—plenty of space for backpacks or purses.

And here’s a pro tip: Lockers make a great meeting point for you and your crew.

reserve yours here

Fan Hotel rates by ares

We’ve partnered with aResTravel to help you browse special fan rates for hotels all around the Charlotte area to make joining us at Epicenter a breeze. With aRes, you can search all local hotels based on price, proximity to the venue, or whatever amenity is most important to you.

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FAQs

GENERAL FAQ

Which stage and what time will bands be playing?

A full schedule with set times will be posted about 2 weeks before the show on our SCHEDULE PAGE

Where should I park?

Specific parking information for the festival will be posted on our website roughly 2 weeks before the event.

What ages are allowed?

This is an all-ages event. All attendees are required to purchase a full-price pass regardless of age. We strongly encourage parents to bring hearing protection for their children.

Will re-entry be allowed at the festival?

No. Once you have entered the venue each day, you will not be allowed to leave and come back in. Please plan accordingly.

What about the weather?

Epicenter is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. No refunds or exchanges will be given for weather. In the event of rain, we advise ponchos and rain boots.

What time do the doors to the venue open and when will it be over?

Doors will open at 11:30 am. The show’s end time will be posted closer to the event dates.

CROWD SURFING & MOSHING POLICIES

Moshing

What Is Moshing?

•Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show.  It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.

•Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.

What’s the big deal about Moshing?

•Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.

•Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.

•Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby.  A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.

I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?

•Be aware of your surroundings!  If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing, and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!

Crowd Surfing

What is Crowd Surfing?

•Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd.  Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.

•Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.

•Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.

What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?

•It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.

•Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd.  Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped.  Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.

•Most of the audience is looking at the Stage!  Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.

•Surfers also endanger other people.  A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands.  Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.

I don’t want to Crowd Surf!!  What can I do?

•Be aware of your surroundings!  If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!

All of us are responsible for our own safety!  Have a great time at the show, and take care of yourself and others!

Will there be plenty of food at the venue?

Yes! We are working with local food trucks, restaurants, caterers, and vendors to provide top-notch food, drinks, and deliciousness for all. A variety of beverages (including liquor, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic) will be served all over the festival grounds as well in the General Admission and VIP areas.

Can I use a credit/debit card to by tickets, food, beverages and merchandise? Will there be ATMs available?

Most of our food and beverage stands do accept credit cards.  Our merchandise booth does also accept cards.  There will also 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.

Is there camping at the event?

Yes, please visit our CAMPING page for full info.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

The venue is accessible and there will be special viewing areas at the main stages for those with mobility limitations. The festival is held outdoors in a park. There will be natural terrain to travel over and if it rains it could become muddy. There are sometimes great distances between stages.

Personal assistance, wheelchair pushes, and any type of transportation, including golf cart rides, are NOT provided by the festival. If you require any additional assistance please plan on bringing a companion. Wheelchairs are NOT available for rent or loan.

Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and small three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed in the festival. Other power-driven devices will be considered only on a case-by-case basis. A power device should not move faster than a person can walk and extreme care needs to be taken when operating such devices due to the large crowds expected at the festival. Therefore, large, fast and heavy mobility devices are not appropriate in this situation.

Accessible restrooms can be found at each bank of portalets throughout the venue.

Viewing areas for Patrons with Mobility Disabilities:
To find their locations, visit the Access Center inside the entrance, look for the wheelchair symbols on event maps, and watch for the signs with the wheelchair symbol.

Who May Use these Areas?
Patrons who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility devices. Patrons who have mobility limitations of such significance that it substantially limits their ability to stand.

IMPORTANT:
We use a wristband program to facilitate the Access Program. We recommend that anyone needing to use these viewing areas stop by the Access Center upon arrival to request a designated wristband. Viewing areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those who use wheelchairs. The platforms will fill up for the most popular acts, and we ask for your cooperation. Companions and patrons who are able may be asked to step off the platform to make more room for those who use wheelchairs. We have Access Program staff on-site to manage the Access Program and answer any questions that may arise.

Companion Policy:
Each person eligible for the Access Program may bring ONE adult companion into the reserved viewing areas at any given time. Families, consisting of no more than two adults and any minor children, when one member of the family has a disability, may stay together in the reserved areas.

What’s NOT Cool?
Faking it! We must reserve these viewing areas for patrons who genuinely have mobility disabilities. Overcrowding the Access areas defeats the purpose. Have a heart; do NOT abuse the system!

Still have questions?
Email us at accessibility@epicenterfestival.com and we will do our best to help you out.

I am a breastfeeding mother – what are my options?

Breastfeeding mothers can come by the Info Booth / Access Center and we will have power and an area you can use to pump. It is not private, so be prepared to bring in any cover you will need to feel comfortable. You can bring items necessary to pump into the venue (pump, small soft-sided cooler, ice packs, cover) however, we are not responsible for loss or damage of any items brought inside.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to accessibility@epicenterfestival.com

Who is playing at Epicenter?

The full Epicenter 2020 lineup can be found on the LINEUP page.

TICKET FAQ

I have an issue with the tickets I purchased. Who can help me with that?

For any pass-related issues, please visit support.frontgatetickets.com. From there, you can call, email or chat with our customer service team for help.

Can I get a refund?

No. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. All artists and scheduled performance times are subject to change.  The festival is outdoors and is rain or shine.

When and where will the box office be open on site?

Box Office hours and location will be posted closer to the event dates.

Where can I buy passes in advance?

You can purchase passes online via Front Gate Tickets. Please see our PASSES page for full info. There are no physical outlets for cash sales.

Can I upgrade my GA pass to a VIP pass?

Yes, as long as VIP passes are available, you can upgrade to a VIP pass with Front Gate by visiting support.frontgatetickets.com.

Can I purchase a meet and greet for bands playing the event?

No, we do not offer any sort of official meet and greet packages for our events.

I still have not received my passes. When will they arrive?

Passes usually ship about 4 weeks out from the event. To check on the status of your mailed passes or if you have not received your digital passes, please contact Front Gate customer support to assist: support.frontgatetickets.com.

Where do I register my RFID wristband? Who do I contact if I have any trouble with it?

RFID registration link: TBD

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 pass?

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

What happens if the festival gets cancelled?

All festival sales are final, however, if and only if the festival is canceled due to dangerous weather conditions, we will issue you a credit that you redeem a new pass to any other Danny Wimmer Presents festival within 365 days of the credit being issued, subject to availability.

ALLOWED ITEMS

What is not allowed in?

No coolers or picnic baskets
No outside food or beverages
No glass containers
No video cameras or Go Pros
No audio recording devices
No laptops or tablets
No professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
No selfie sticks
No lasers or laser pointers
No drones
No chairs of any kind
No umbrellas
No hula hoops or totems
No balloons or beach balls
No confetti or glow sticks
No aerosol cans
No whistles or air horns
No fireworks or explosives
No musical instruments of any kind
No bags, backpacks, draw-string bags, purses or duffle bags
No reusable water bottles or camelbaks
No weapons of any kind
No drugs or drug paraphernalia
No pets (with exception of service animals)
No gang-related colors or patches
No chains, chain wallets, or spikes
No unauthorized vending or advertising

*** We do not provide on-site storage for prohibited items. ***

What is allowed in?

One factory-sealed bottle of water (20oz max)
Cellphones
Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
Binoculars
Small, point-and-shoot digital camera
Hats and sunglasses
Earplugs
Vaporizer pens and E-cigarettes
Sealed packs of cigarettes and lighters
Light blankets and towels
We strongly encourage you to not bring bags of any sort. If you must bring a bag, please abide by the following:
– Small purse or hand-held clutch (maximum size: 4.5” x 6.5”)
– A small or medium sized clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag (maximum size: 12” x 6” x 12”)
– A clear one-gallon re-sealable zip top bag (maximum is freezer size: 10” x 12” x 2”)
– A clear or mesh drawstring bag

Can I bring a prescription medication or medically necessary food items into the festival?

Yes. If you present your medication in its original packaging and a photo ID at the festival gates, you will be allowed to bring it in with you. If you have dietary restrictions that require special snack or beverages to be brought into the show, you may do so if accompanied by a doctor’s note to provide to gate security. If you have further questions on what you can or can’t bring in for medical purposes, please email info@epicenterfestival.com

SAFETY QUESTIONS

What safety measures do you have in place?

The safety of our fans, artists, staff and all others at the festival is of the utmost importance to us. In light of past tragic events, we are re-evaluating our security procedures for Epicenter 2020 in conjunction with our private security providers and local law enforcement.

There will be elevated security for the event. Law enforcement recommends that we do not publicly comment on the specifics of our security measures; however, here are a few key things to know as you prepare for Epicenter, along with a few tips on what to do in an emergency situation to help protect your own safety.

All festival patrons will be required to enter through security checkpoints and will be screened with metal detectors and/or pat-downs. Arrive early as there could be longer than usual wait times to enter the venue. Re-entry will not be allowed.

Please carefully read our list of prohibited items below. This list will be strictly enforced. In particular, we have strict limits on the size and type of bags that may be brought into the event, similar to other major events. There will be no storage for prohibited items, including prohibited bags. This is especially important for those of you taking taxis, UBER/Lyft, or are being dropped off/picked up. We encourage you to not bring a bag of any sort, but if you must, it has to fit within our strict guidelines.

Be aware of your surroundings. Familiarize yourself with the layout of the festival, including the exits. “If you see something, say something.” Public safety is everyone’s responsibility. If you encounter and suspicious activity, report it to a nearby staff member.

Last but not least, be prepared to follow instructions given by festival officials. If asked to evacuate due to severe weather or other unforeseen circumstances, remain calm, be patient, and follow instructions.

Our goal is always to keep the show going, but everyone’s safety comes first.

Thank you. We look forward to a safe and fun 2020 Epicenter!

CAMPING FAQ

When can I arrive to set up my campsite?

The campgrounds open at 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, April 30th.

Our check in hours are:
Thursday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM

When do I have to be packed up and out of the campground after the show?

The campground closes at 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday, May 4th.

What is the size of my campsite?

Car camping sites measure approximately 20’ x 20’. RV camping spaces measure approximately 20′ x 50’.

How many people can sleep in my campsite?

Each car camping pass allows for up to 4 (four) fans and each RV camping pass allows for up to 6 (six) fans.

What constitutes an RV?

An RV is defined as any vehicle larger either in length than twenty (20) feet. All oversized vehicles, trailers, and campers that are towed are considered RVs. You MUST have an RV space to bring in an RV, otherwise, you will be turned away. Busses, Box Trucks and Cargo Vans are not allowed within the campgrounds.

How do I camp next to my friends?

Make sure you arrive at the same time as your friends and that you have the same type of camping pass. Upon arrival, you will be directed to your camping spots. All camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once parked, we ask that you leave your car at your campsite.

Can anyone come visit me in the campgrounds?

No. Only those with a camping wristband will be permitted into the campgrounds. All campers that arrive in each camping group will receive a campground wristband based on each pass limit. All campers must be present to receive wristbands and must have a festival pass.

Can you leave the festival and go back to the campgrounds during event hours?

Yes. A complimentary shuttle is available to and from the campgrounds to Epicenter during festival hours. Campers have re-entry privileges between the festival and campground by shuttle bus only. Camping vehicles must stay in place.

What can I bring with me?
• Tent
• E-Z UP / shade structure (no larger than 10’x10’)
• Tennis balls or caps used for tent stakes
• Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
• Ice chests/coolers
• Food and beverages/water
• One case of beer in aluminum cans or aluminum bottles or one box of wine per person is allowed in the campground. No liquor, glass bottles, kegs or vending is allowed.
• Prescriptions in their original bottles with bottle attached. ID must match name on label.
• Chairs
• Trash bags
• Empty CamelBaks and sealed water bottles
• Non-professional flash/still cameras and hand-held video cameras (e.g., Sony Action Cam, GoPro)
• Cell phones
• Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes
• Earplugs
• Sunscreen
• Sealed packs of gum
• Non-amplified (acoustic) musical instruments
• Small generator, 4kw or smaller (immoderate amounts of gasoline will be confiscated)
• Portable grills (No more than 20lb or less container of propane)
• Propane tanks under 160z (Larger attached propane tanks ok on RVs, limit small camping tanks to 2)
• Non-amplified (acoustic) musical instruments
What is NOT allowed into the campgrounds?
• Liquor
• Glass bottles of any kind (drinks, sauces, pickles, etc.)
• Alcohol for minors. You must be 21+ to drink within the campgrounds. If entering with alcohol, you must present government-issued identification. 21+ campers are advised to carry their government-issued identification at all times.
• No drones or remote control vehicle
• Drugs or drug paraphernalia
• Vending of any kind (food, drinks, merchandise, etc.)
• Loose pills, pills without a prescription, or expired medications of any kind (all medications, prescription or otherwise, must be in their original container)
• Hookahs
• Pets (except service animals)
• Mirrors (handheld ok)
• Spray paint
• Promotional flyers, promotional/corporate branded banners, or vehicles displaying sponsorships or ads
• Weapons of any kind (including but not limited to dinner knifes, pocket knives, pepper spray, etc.) or items that could be used as weapons (including but not limited to hammers, golf clubs, etc.)
• Tiki Torches
• Professional recording equipment—photo, video or audio (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms, GoPros or commercial-use rigs)
• Fireworks
• Open campfires or fires/flames of any kind (small propane grills OK)
• Golf carts, bikes, dune buggies, off-road motorcycles, Segways, or hover boards
• Speaker systems
• Air horns
• Box trucks, cube trucks, 4-wheelers, utility trailers or oversized flatbeds
• No metal stakes
• Propane or gas tanks over 16oz
• Helium tanks

Volunteer

Rock Hard, Recycle Harder!
Volunteer with Clean Vibes and help keep Epicenter clean in exchange for admission to the event! Work two shifts assisting with the recycling and cleanup effort and enjoy the entire weekend of music! Both during show and post-event positions are available.

Click here for details

Contact

For further questions, feel free to drop us a note at info@epicenterfestival.com.
For Access or ADA-related inquiries, please contact us at accessibility@epicenterfestival.com.
For press inquiries, please contact kristine@am-media.net
For partnership and sponsorship inquiries, contact partnerships@dannywimmerpresents.com.

VENDOR & Bartend APPLICATIONs

Interested in bartending or vending at Epicenter? Find all applications below!

Work with us: APPLY HERE
Food Vendors: APPLY HERE
Trinket Vendors: APPLY HERE

Thank you to our partners
F.Y.E.
Jack Daniels
The Music Experience
ESP
DWP
Zippo Encore