- Box Office Opens: 5pm
- Gates Open: 6pm
- Music Ends: 11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
- Box Office Opens: 11am
- Gates Open: 12pm
- Music Ends: 11:00pm
Main Entrance is location on Congress Street and we recommend taking the T to the Haymarket or State Street stations.. We strongly encourage you to take public transportation. Boston Calling Music Festival is easily accessible from multiple MBTA stations:
- Orange Line: Haymarket or State
- Green Line: Haymarket
- Blue Line: State Street
- Red Line: Park Street
The preferred parking garage of Boston Calling is the Government Center Garage, located at 50 New Sudbury Street. They are offering discounted parking during the festival at a rate of $15 when purchased in advance. Click HERE to purchase your passes.
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Can I smoke at Boston Calling?
City Hall Plaza is a non-smoking establishment. Although you are outdoors, please do not smoke inside the festival grounds.
What happens if it rains?
Boston Calling is a rain or shine event.
What is Boston Calling Music Festival?
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.
When and where is it held?
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 5, 6 & 7
Where: City Hall Plaza, Boston MA
When is the performance schedule released?
The performance schedule will be released a few weeks prior to the festival. If you want to be notified right away once the schedule is released, be sure to sign up for our mailing list.
When do tickets go on-sale?
Presale passes go on sale Thursday April 24th
All general passes go on sale on Monday, April 28th
How much do tickets cost?
Single days are $75, weekend passes are $135 and three-day passes are $175. Check out the ticket link above for full listings.
How do I get to City Hall Plaza?
City Hall Plaza is accessible by the MBTA, car, and bike/foot.
Where should I stay in Boston?
We suggest staying at the Ames Boston Hotel – it is within a short walk to the festival and offers amazing amenities.
I lost/forgot my ticket, what do I do?
Please consult the Ticketmaster policies.
What should I bring to the Festival?
- Non-professional film and digital cameras
- (1) Factory-sealed bottle of water (non-glass container)
- A small clear plastic bag (no backpacks are allowed inside the festival)
- Valid Driver’s License for will-call, to drink alcohol or to possess medication
- Comfortable footwear
The following items are prohibited:
- Large bags/backpacks (bags smaller than 12″ x 12″ will be permitted)
- Weapons of any kind
- Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
- Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
- Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
- Chairs / Strollers
- Cans, canteens, flasks
- Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
- Musical instruments
- Sleeping bags (no overnight camping or sleepovers)
- Any container of liquid other than 1 factory sealed bottle of water
- Totem poles or flag sticks
- Walkie Talkies
- Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Of course. The entire plaza has various ramps accessing the multiple levels. ADA accessible restrooms are also available.
Any tips on preparation for a day at Boston Calling Music Festival?
We suggest preparing for the event as follows:
- Dress in cool, unrestrictive, lightweight clothing
- Bring those sunglasses
- Lather up in sunscreen and bring some extra in case it’s needed
- Bring a hat
- Wear comfy shoes
- Stay hydrated! You are allowed to bring 1 factory sealed water bottle. We’ll also have free water refill stations. You can also enjoy the beverage offerings of the many vendors at the festival.
Are there ATMs available if I run low on cash?
Sure. ATMs will be located by the festival merch booth and within the beer garden.
What will be available in the food/beer areas?
Delicious food and beer, of course. Beer and wine will be available to those of you that are 21+. Please make sure to bring proper id and grab a wristband from the ID tent on your way in.
What about vegetarian items?
Many food vendors will feature a vegetarian option.
Will you have merch for sale?
Festival t-shirts for men and women, a limited edition festival poster, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merch will also be available there. Limited event merchandise is available before the festival so check by clicking the Shop link above.
How can my band play?
Boston Calling has partnered with Sonicbids and your band just might be able to kick off the show each day.
How can I apply for a food booth?
We generally will not be accepting food vendor applications for the event, as we are seeking out specific food vendors, food trucks, and other purveyors in the food scene, but if you are interested in being considered, please email us with your company/business name, full contact and company information, and detailed information on the food items and dishes you would like to sell. Also include a resume on other events you have been a food vendor at. Someone will be in touch soon after!
How can I apply for press credentials?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for September press credentials.
How can my company become a Sponsor?
Sponsors are cool, and if your company would like to be a festival sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after!