Important things to remember festival day
We at the Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival want you to have a GREAT time during the festival. Here are some important details to remember:
When do the gates open each day? Are there any rules I need to know?
Our gates open at 3 PM Friday, September 23rd and 10 AM Saturday, September 24th. No one is allowed on festival grounds before these times (except paid campers, 5K Run participants, and festival officals and volunteers). Your carry or tote bags are subject to search for contraband when entering the festival. Flash photography is not allowed. When the fun and music concludes each festival day, we ask that everyone leave in an orderly and safe way. And yes, there are some safety rules we ask that you consider in our FAQ section. (These times and rules are subject to change without notice.)
FRIDAY - SEPT. 23rd
3PM - GATES OPEN
4:30PM - MUSIC STARTS
SATURDAY - SEPT. 24th
10AM - GATES OPEN
11:45AM - MUSIC STARTS
What do all the colored wristbands mean? How do I get mine?
Anyone on the festival grounds is REQUIRED to have one of our colored wristbands (or other specially-designated identification). Whether you purchase your tickets or sponsorship online or if you pay at the gate, you'll be given an appropriate colored wristband to identify you while at the festival. Here's what each of the colors means:
These are our Friday-only passes. Patrons who wish to attend only Friday receive these. Click here to buy your tickets.
Blue passes are for those attending both Friday and Saturday. We also use these for Saturday only patrons. Click here to buy your tickets.
Children 10 and under are admitted free with parents or guardians. They are given white bands.
The purple VIP passes are given to our sponsors and their guests. You can become a sponsor starting at just $150.
Art and Food vendors wear these yellow passes and have special access in order to better serve you.
Our wonderful volunteers are busy making sure everything runs smoothly during the festival. They wear red bands.
Campaigning, protesting, demonstrating not allowed
Campaigning for a candidate for office or demonstrating or protesting for or against a political or religious cause is not permitted. This is a music festival. We want EVERYONE – regardless of which candidate they may support, or which cause or political issue they may be for or against – to enjoy the show. Let’s leave the politics at home, please.