Here are some questions we have been getting about Loudwire Live. If your question isn't answered here, please email

Is Loudwire Live an all ages show?

Yes, it is. Children 2 and under are free.

What time do gates open? 

Gates for the show open at 2pm on Friday, August 10th.

If the show is in the parking lot, where do we park?

There is a lot of parking available at Dort Event Center. The show is in the center lot in front of the stairs to the main entrance. We also have some overflow parking lots available. Those areas will be posted day of show.

Handicapped and VIP parking is available in the lot off Averill Rd. If coming from Center Rd you will drive past the main gate, turn right on Averill, and follow the signs to enter the lot.

How much do I have to pay to park?

Remember that $4 service fee you paid when you purchased your ticket? That covers your parking. You won't have to pay to park anywhere on the day of the show.

Can I bring a cooler, chair, or blanket? 

Here is the list of things you CAN NOT bring to the show:

  • cans or bottles of any kind
  • firearms, knives, weapons of any kind
  • drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • bare feet, flasks
  • selfie-sticks
  • tents
  • umbrellas
  • chairs
  • spikes
  • chains
  • fireworks
  • illegal or controlled substances
  • coolers
  • thermoses
  • glass containers
  • bicycles
  • scooters
  • large bags
  • banners
  • sticks, rods, poles
  • outside food or beverage of any kind
  • laser pointers
  • air-horns, bull-horns
  • aerosol cans
  • video or audio recording equipment
  • professional photography equipment
  • pets (service animals are permitted)

If I can't bring any of those things, what can I bring?

  • cell phones
  • keys
  • ponchos
  • hats
  • towels or small blankets
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • small purse or bag
  • disposable lighters
  • earplugs
  • non-professional cameras (cameras with additional lenses are not permitted)

What time does [band name] play?

The set times will be posted the week of the show.

Is there seating anywhere?

There will be tables and chairs in the VIP tent, and at the customer service tent so you can sit down and eat and rest your legs. You may bring a blanket if you think you will want to sit down during the day.

What kind of alcohol will be available to purchase?

We will have a full bar ready to go for you. More details coming soon.

Will there be food to eat?

Of course, we have the following food vendors on site all day:

  • Dort Event Center Concessions - Popcorn, pretzels, brats, hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, Bosco sticks, nachos, candy, pop, water.
  • USA Concessions - walking taco, corn dog, hot dog, smoked sausage, fries and chips
  • Poco Loco
  • Roaring 20's
  • Squeals on Wheels
  • YaEatYet?
  • Yeller Dogs
  • Wacki Shack

Can I apply to cover the event for a media outlet?

To apply for media credentials, please fill out and submit the Loudwire Live Media Application form found here.

We think that covers most of the questions we have been getting, but if you have one that wasn't answered here please email

See you August 10th!

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