FAQs

Location, location, location?

The festival will take place at the Monroe County Fairgrounds

5454 W Airport Road

Bloomington, IN 47403

 

From Interstate 69 take Highway 45 West (exit117). Turn right on to West Airport Road. Follow the signs for parking. 

Where do i park?

Enter through Gate 4 from Airport Road at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

Traffic will exit through Gate 3.

handicap parking?

Handicap parking is access through Gate 3 off of Airport Road. Ticket purchase will be here as well. Monroe County Fairgrounds is handicapable.

What time does the party start?

Friday 4 pm and Saturday 11 am. We will wrap things up each night before 11 pm.

What about the bands?

The talent we are bringing to you is beyond amazing!

You can find the entire

set list here.

ready to run!

Bright and early

Saturday morning!

The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 and the 10K Run begins at 9:30.

Ready to Purchase?

There are several ticket options for the Festival. Join us for both days or just one. We can't wait to see you there!

Purchase wristbands here.

Will wristbands be available at the gate?

Absolutely! However, purchasing wristbands online will save you some cash and time. 

Are there refunds?

There are absolutely no refunds. Wristbands are valid for their day of purchase only. 

All musical acts, times, stage locations, and other festival activities are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

what else is happening at the festival?

Glad you asked! 

what are the different bbq events?

The KCBS Sacnctioned Amateur Smoke 'n Sauce Backyard BBQ Competition is open to teams from around the country to compete for over $2500 in winnings. 

People's Choice will be held Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00. $10 will get you a tray of yummy meat to sample from 9 different teams and vote for your favorite.

The Kid's BBQ Cookoff is available to kids 12 to 18 to show off their grilling game.

Oh no, i forgot my money!

No worries! There will be ATMs on site. Check the fair map for locations.

Where do i find the festival map?

The festival map is located at https://www.b-townfest.com/

Who produces the festival?

Monroe County Fair Association

rules, rules, rules...

In the interest of public safety please do not bring in coolers, food, drinks, pets, contraband, weapons, skateboards, roller-blades, scooters, laser pointers, Frisbees, or professional  camera equipment (any camera with a detachable lens). 

Each patron is allowed to bring in one factory sealed water bottle up to 1 liter. Snacks and drinks for toddlers are also allowed.

As per our entertainment contracts, the following is not allowed:

  • Video and audio recording equipment/devices within the designated concert zones

  • Unauthorized sales, solicitations, and distributions

  • Backstage area is off-limits to the public

  • Persons entering the fairgrounds may be subject to search for any prohibited items

  • The facility reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating the facility, local, state or federal laws or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management.

rain or shine

The B-Town Hot Summer Nights Festival is an all-weather event. We want everyone to have a good time and guest safety is our number one priority. In the event of severe weather we'll announce schedule changes on our website and on our Facebook page.

Dress for success

This is an outdoor event. In Indiana. During July. You can bet it will be hot and weather changes on a dime. As we say in the Midwest, "If you don't like the weather, stick around a while."

We suggest comfy shoes, a hat and sunscreen to make the day enjoyable. Don't forget a watch to keep track of the time so you don't miss any of the amazing bands!

Can i leave the event and return?

As long as you retain your wristband for the appropriate day, you may return that same day. If you lose your wristband, proof of purchase must be provided.

seating options for the concerts

Lawn chairs and blankets are absolutely encouraged, but please be respectful of others. Chairs should be low to the ground with backs no higher than 36". Sports or beach umbrellas are not permitted. Keep in mind this is "festival viewing" so there may be people standing and dancing in front of you. There is no reserved seating. Be respectful of the space around you, get to know your neighbors, and make room for others.  

(Tents are not allowed.)

are pets allowed?

While we love our pets, this is not a pet-friendly event. Please love your furry friends at home.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is prohibited in enclosed and tented event/festival areas. Smoking will not be policed when outdoors and away from festival activities. Please respect others around you. 

Lyft/uber/rideshare

Enter through Gate 4, drive around to the fair maintenance building to drop off riders, then exit through Gate 3.

Lost & found
for parents, children and items

The Lost and Found Children's area is located  at the Information Gazebo and is a good place for your family to plan to meet up if anyone becomes separated. The booth is located near Community Building and is designated by the  on the map.

This same site serves as the festival's lost and found location. Lost and found items will be kept here until the gates close Saturday night. After the festival ends, please call 812.327.3826 to inquire.