You've fought through the phone lines or hung out with us on the streets to get your Boise Music Festival tickets.  Your outfit for Saturday is picked out.  But what time do gates open at Boise Music Festival? What can you bring with you? We've got all the answers you need!

What time do gates open for Boise Music Festival at Expo Idaho?

Boise Music Festival is a day full of live music! Come early to check out the four stages of local bands! Gates open at 10 a.m.!

I have a wedding reception in the middle of Boise Music Festival.  Can I leave Expo Idaho and get back in?

Yes! Boise Music Festival allows re-entry until 4:30 p.m. Getting there late? The last first time entry will be allowed through the gates until 8:30 p.m.

Michelle Heart/TSM BOise
Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

My boss gave me the day off at the last minute.  Can I still buy a Boise Music Festival ticket at the gate?

Yes! Pit Passes, Cool Zone Tickets and General Admission Boise Music Festival tickets will be on-sale at the Expo Idaho box office on Saturday.  The Pit Passes and Cool Zone Tickets are premium seats, so there is a limited number available.  Know a few days ahead of time that you still need your tickets? Get our BMF Combo Pack with a ticket to the Roaring Springs Pre-BMF Pool Party on Thursday, June 22nd and general admission ticket for BMF for just $25 HERE!

Do my kids need tickets to Boise Music Festival?

Depends how old they are! Kids 12 and under can get into BMF without a ticket.

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise
Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

Can I bring my dog with me?

Expo Idaho does not allow pets of any type on their grounds with the exception of authorized service animals.

How much does parking cost at Expo Idaho?

Parking at Expo Idaho is FREE! The lots fill early, so the earlier you get there, the better chance you have at getting a parking spot!

Any shuttles to the concert available?

Boise Music Festival is not running shuttles this year, but will be partnering with Uber to get you a safe ride to and from the show.  Use our exclusive code BMF2017 for a free $20 credit to use towards your commute! Pick-up/drop-off for Ubers will be by Hawks Stadium just past Gate C!

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I just found out there's a carnival at Boise Music Festival! How do I get the ride all day wristbands for my kiddos?

There's a couple ways! You can buy your carnival wristbands online HERE until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 23rd for $25! They'll also be available on the mid-way at Boise Music Festival at a slightly more expensive price point.  The wristbands DO NOT get you into BMF.  You'll still need a GA ticket to get to the carnival.  Don't have one yet? Get the Carnival Combo pass for $49 (it includes your $25 carnival wristband and a discounted $24 BMF GA ticket) HERE!

What do I get with a Pit Pass?

Pit passes give you up-front premium seating with close-up views of Flo Rida, The Band Perry and everyone else on the main stage! It's all ages, includes free water and private porta potties.

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise
Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

How about the Cool Zone?

It's a 21+ area with reserves seating just to the right of the main stage. It's got tents and tables to keep you cool, a free trip to the buffet to keep you from getting hung and two free drinks.

Can I bring a lawn chair with me?

Low back lawn chairs are permitted.  (And if you bring one of those Hangout Bags, please show us the easy way to fill them up!)  No pop-up tens or umbrellas are permitted inside the venue.

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise
Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

How about a cooler and some snacks?

Sorry, no coolers or outside food/drink are allowed through the gates at Boise Music Festival with the exception of factory-sealed, never been opened bottled water.  You may bring an empty water bottle to fill inside the venue. For a complete list of what you can and cannot bring into Boise Music Festival please click HERE.

What time does the live music start?

Music on the local stages begins at 11 a.m.  The Commercial Tire Main Stage comes alive at 1:05 p.m.

Michelle Heart/TSM Boise
Michelle Heart/TSM Boise

Speaking of the main stage, when does everyone go on?

  • 1:05 p.m. - Emily Stanton Band
  • 2:00 p.m. - Austin Mahone
  • 3:15 p.m. - Hey Violet
  • 4:30 p.m. - Sean Kingston
  • 6 p.m. - The Band Perry
  • 8 p.m. - Flo Rida

Flo Rida got me in the mood to party! Is there anything going on after the concert?

The Official Boise Music Festival After Party is at China Blue at 6th and Main in Downtown Boise.  Party kicks off at 10 p.m.!

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