Where is the Big Water Music Festival located?
We are located at 320 Big Water Road, Starr, SC 29684. You can view our festival maps here for a full layout of the event.
What is the lineup & schedule?
You can view the full weekend lineup and schedule here.
What items can I bring to the festival? Are there items I can't bring?
Festival attendants may bring picnic blankets, beach towels, or chairs to sit and enjoy the festival while socially distancing from others. We are working with law enforcement officials and will implement a Clear Bag Policy for the duration of the Big Water Music Festival. If you wish to bring a personal bag, it must meet the following requirements:
Festival attendants may not bring items that block other attendants' views of the entertainment such as umbrellas. Other prohibited items include any bookbags or totes that do not meet the Clear Bag Policy, outside food and drinks (including alcohol), and coolers. If attendants bring their own coolers, the coolers must remain on boats or inside vehicles and are not permitted in the festival area under any circumstances.
What precautions are you taking during COVID-19?
Our team at Big Water Marina and Campground is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and are working to ensure we meet the needs of our customers as well as provide for the health and safety of our employees. We realize this health situation has already been troublesome to our customers and wanted to share facts about what we're doing to support both our customers and employees.
To ensure we meet our customers' expectations from sales and support we have taken specific steps. We will have thermometers, hand sanitizer, and soap on-site and readily available. Please click here for more information. Several best practices recommended by the CDC are below:
Where can I buy tickets? How much are they?
Festival tickets may be purchased here. Available options are:
What do VIP passes include?
VIP Passes (Land Entry): In addition to receiving two (2) VIP Two-Day Passes, VIP Ticket holders will receive exclusive in-the-gate parking, along with a festival swag bag, two complimentary drinks, and access to watch the festival from the VIP tent with fans for added comfort.
VIP Passes (Water Entry): This pass allows ticket holders to park their boats on our leased, beach front property with stage front views. In addition, ticket holders will receive two (2) VIP festival wristbands to enter the festival on land, entry to the VIP festival tent with fans, two complimentary beverages, and a swag bag.
VIP Boat Dock Parking: This ticket will allow boaters a reserved, secure anchoring spot at our courtesy dock, which gives ticket holders access to great stage views without the hassle of boat traffic. Please note: this is a dock parking ticket only, and if boaters would like to enjoy the festival from shore, then a standard General Admission ticket will be required. Due to the size of our VIP Dock, boats over 35 feet in length will require TWO parking tickets, as they will take up two parking spaces, and we have a limited number of spaces available.
VIP Boat Anchor Parking: This ticket allows boaters to anchor their watercraft in the designated section for the best views of the stage and live performances. Festival staff will help direct ticket holders to the designated anchoring area.
Can I attend the festival if I already have a camping reservation for that weekend? What if my boat is already parked at the marina?
Of Course! If you have an RV reservation, you will receive two (2) General Admission tickets to attend the music festival. Boat owners with prior slip reservations will receive two (2) General Admission tickets to attend the music festival. Any additional tickets or upgrades will need to be purchased.
How much are tickets if I remain on my boat during the festival?
Boats outside of the VIP Boat Anchor/Dock areas will be allowed free of charge. Please see the festival map for a layout of anchor areas. Festival staff will be monitoring VIP Boat Anchor and Dock areas and providing parking passes upon purchase.
Can I enter the festival if someone else in my group has my festival ticket?
Festival entry will not be permitted without a ticket, no exceptions. Duplicate or false tickets will not be permitted and entry will be refused.
Is the festival rain or shine?
Yes, the event is rain or shine. However, we are planning a back-up date for the event in case extreme weather or any extenuating circumstances prevent us from having the event Labor Day weekend! That date will be posted in the event of a reschedule.
If I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
Refunds are not permitted for festival tickets at this time.
If I'm under 18, will I need a guardian to attend?
The festival is family-friendly and all ages are welcome to attend! If you are 21 and over, please bring your I.D. with you.
Will there be food & drink?
Yes, tons of it! Our food & drink vendors include:
For festival attendants in boats on the lake, participating vendors will have designated food runners taking to-go orders at the VIP Boat Dock, which can be found on the festival map. We will also have large bags of ice for purchase at both the Ship Store and Floating Ship Store.
Is the Ship Store going to be open during the festival?
Absolutely! We want to ensure that our guests at the marina have everything they need, and we will also have a floating Ship Store for those planning to enjoy. the festival by boat.
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Big Water Marina is a full-service marina and campground complete with our Ship's Store for all your nautical needs. Visit our website to browse available rentals, services, and amenities.