Music on the Bay 2020 – FAQs

Absolutely NO coolers (either small personal or larger) are permitted at the event.

Bag Check for back packs, chairs and large bags will be checked at Registration & entrance gate.
CASH IS KING! – ATM Available in Whiskey Joe’s Restaurant in the lobby (service fee per transaction).

Chairs - can be set-out on Thursday after 12pm.  Set-up is in process prior to 12pm and your chair can be moved. Friday morning, chairs may be re-arranged to accommodate more registrants. 
Rental Chairs
– Can be picked up at the Information Tent Thursday, 2/27 at 1pm and returned on Sunday by 1pm.

Parking –  

NOTE:  ALL DAY EVENT PARKING from 2/26 - 3/1/2020

Event parking can be found in the Waterford Building parking garage near Shriner's.  Parking fee is in effect before 3:00pm Friday 2/28.

*** After 3:00pm Friday 2/28 through to 11:00pm Sunday 3/1***
Waterford Building garage parking is

Beach Gear - You may bring a beach chair to the event. There is 24 hour security available throughout the weekend.  No canopy chairs or pop-up tents. Space on the beach is reserved for low and bagged chairs with no canopies (they limit view).  Canopy chairs can be set-up away from the stage area. A Limited number of beach umbrellas may be used, but away from the stage.
Registration – Whiskey Joe’s Parking Lot at Beach Entrance

Thursday: 1pm-8pm
Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 10am-1pm (on ramp) 
Sunday Registration End Time Tentative

If you are registered and need to arrange to pick up credentials outside of hours listed above, email
Registration is non-transferable - a photo ID is required for registration.
Event is 21 or older
Proper beach attire is required (no thongs or string bikinis) You will be escorted out.

Shuttle Hours:

Wednesday, 2/26-  1:00-11:00pm
Thursday, 2/27 - 1:00-11:00pm, 1am at The Godfrey
Friday & Saturday, 2/28 and 2/29- 9:00am-1:00am
Sunday, 3/1 - 9:00am-5:30pm

Pets – No pets allowed on Whiskey Joe’s Barefoot Beach Bar area.

Auctions and Raffles -

50/50 Raffle -
$5.00 for 1 ticket, $10.00 for 3 tickets and $20.00 for 7 tickets. 
Credit cards accepted. Thursday evening, drawing at 9 pm and Sunday, drawing at 3pm.  
Chinese Auctions each day, drawings will take place, Friday & Saturday, drawing at 8pm.  Winning Raffle Numbers will be posted at 9 pm.
Chinese Auction tickets for baskets are 25 for $20.

Special Raffles held on Friday & Saturday at 9pm, $5 per ticket or 5 tickets for $20. Credit cards accepted.

Items must be picked up the evening of the raffle by 10pm and no later than 5pm on Sunday, 3/1/20, including 50/50. Any items left will become property of Music on the Bay.

MOTB Merchandise & Entertainers Merchandise –
Entertainers Merchandise - Cash and Checks, check with musicians for Credit Card purchase
MOTB Merchandise is sold by Whiskey Joe’s – Cash and Credit Cards and at the Information Tent
Beverages – All beverages must be paid for with cash or credit card.  No outside alcohol. Alcohol in goody bags won’t be let back into the event.
Transportation – During the event days and at the end of each night, multiple shuttles and limos will transport attendees to and from the event hotels, The Godfrey Hotel, Chase Suites, Sailport Waterfront, Holiday Inn Express, Doubletree Suites and Sailport garage. 

Shuttles will have MOTB logo signage displayed.
Tipping is encouraged!

Shuttle service is for transport to and from hotels and Whiskey Joe’s only.
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