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At BAMS Fest, we believe in the power of community, connection and mutual respect. For all of our events, including BAMS Festival, our event creed is that we tolerate no harassment of any kind! All of our BAMS fans are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, or pregnancy.



TICKET BOX OFFICE: Open at 11am. (*Grapes & Hops pass holders will need to pick-up their wristband and drink tickets.) All other pass holders will receive a wristband.

STREET PARKING: Opens at 9am (park at your own risk). Playstead gates will be closed to the public. Only Franklin Park Zoo staff and authorized BAMS staff, crew and volunteers will be allowed to enter.

SOUL FOOD ROW - Friday (4:30 - 9pm), Saturday (12noon - 9pm)

VENDOR MARKET - Saturday (12noon - 7:30pm)

KIDS ZONE - Saturday (12noon - Dusk)

REP YOUR CITY LIVE ART & GRAFFITI - Saturday (12noon - Dusk)

ARTIST & FESTIVAL MERCH: 12noon - 9:00pm

MUSIC STAGES: Friday (5:00 - 9:00pm), Saturday (12noon - 9:00pm)

Times subject to change. Sign up for our email list to be notified of any changes.


REGISTRATION & INFO TENT: Opens at 11am. All SOLIDARITY TICKET HOLDERS, check-in to receive a small token of appreciation for your support.  

STREET PARKING: Opens at 10 am (park at your own risk). Playstead gates will be closed to the public. Only Franklin Park Zoo staff and authorized BAMS staff, crew and volunteers will be allowed to enter.

MUSIC STAGE 6/29 from 12noon - 8pm, 6/30 from 12noon - 7pm

Times subject to change. Refer to our INSTAGRAM to be notified of any changes.

SOUL FOOD ROW - 6/29 from 12noon - 8pm, 6/30 from 12noon - 7pm

VENDOR VILLAGE - 6/29 from 12noon - 7pm and 6/30 from 12noon - 6pm

KIDCHELLA & BEAT FEET DANCE - 6/29 and 6/30 from 12noon - 5pm

REP YOUR CITY LIVE ART & GRAFFITI  Exhibition - 6/29 and 6/30 from 12noon - 6pm


  • Soft sided coolers only.

  • Bags under 20” x 20”x10” will be permitted .

  • An individual blanket (maximum size 6’x8′).

  • Strollers that are reasonably sized and do not obstruct the view of others’

  • Low-seat chairs (under 30″H) are preferred to ensure good viewing for your neighbors. Any chairs above 34″H will be allowed onsite but should be set up farthest from the stages. 

  • Small baby beach cabanas are allowed.

  • No pop-up tents allowed.

  • Pets are allowed. All pets must be on leashes at all times. All owners are required to pick-up their pet’s waste with their own supplies.

  • In the event of rain, umbrellas are allowed and in seating areas but must be closed and stored during sets so as not to obstruct the views of others.

  • Cameras are permitted but cannot be used to reproduce the event and must not interfere with other fans’ enjoyment of the event (NO AUDIO CAPTURING ALLOWED & NO PROFESSIONAL DETACHABLE LENSES).


  • No harassment or hatred of any kind! The experiences of the Festival and Conference are centered in Blackness and belonging. All BAMS fans are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, or pregnancy.

  • Hard coolers, glass containers of any kind, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances of any kind, firearms, noise-making devices, laser pointers, knives, box cutters, tools of any kind (including Leathermen) pepper spray, Mace, or any kind of item that could be used as a weapon. Beverages in plastic bottles or cans must be factory-sealed.

  • Flag poles

  • Commercial audio visual equipment

  • Bags larger than 20”X20”X10” may be subjected to a search by local law enforcement and/or event security.

  • No beach umbrellas or beach balls (because they could end up in the bay and hurt the wildlife)

  • No chairs over 34″H are allowed at BAMS Festival. No recliners or foot rests allowed.

  • No pop-up tents

  • Please leave your selfie sticks at home.

  • NO DRONES. Any use of drones/UAS in the vicinity of any public open air event would violate Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), constituting a misdemeanor. Please leave them at home for the safety of all our event-goers.



  • In the event of an emergency, please follow the directions of the event staff and listen for stage announcements.


  • If severe weather is observed in the area we will make the proper announcements via our stage PA systems including the severity of the storm, evacuation, and event suspension. Safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us.


  • Be prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, one water bottle and a raincoat. BAMS Festival is rain or shine!


  • If you experience odd behavior or see something you know shouldn’t be there, say something. Please report suspicious behavior to any Security, Event Staff member, or medical personnel.


  • Please be prepared for heightened security. All attendees are subject to random bag checks.


  • There will be a Boston EMT vehicle onsite and located between Playstead and Pierpont Roads. It will be available from 12noon - 9:00pm. Do not hesitate to visit the Boston EMT vehicle, if you experience any health problems. Stay hydrated!

Enhance Your Experience


  • Children 12 & under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 


General Public

  • All Festival patrons may bring blankets or low-backed lawn chairs (max 30”) for uncovered, lawn seating areas. No tents, chair roofs, umbrellas or shade structures are allowed.

  • Shaded areas will be provided on a first-come, first serve basis. 



  • There is a designated seating area located in a roped off area near/next to the sound board. This area is accessible by a paved road from the event entrance. Because space is limited, each disabled patron is allowed one guest to accompany. Additional personal seats are NOT allowed. 


  • Free parking (available on a first-come first-served basis) for all patrons with disabilities will located in a designated lot between Playstead Field and the Giraffe entrance of Franklin Park Zoo.  When entering the Event site, vehicles with patrons needing access to this lot must show their up-to-date handicapped license plate or placard, or other state-issued identification. The holder of the placard or identification MUST BE a passenger in the vehicle. Violation of any ADA placard or license carries a fine of up to $500.


1) All  solidarity ticket are considered donations; no refunds or exchanges for any reason.

2) All artists, set times and stages are subject to change.

3) Events take place rain or shine. If severe weather becomes an issue and we need to interrupt programming, announcements will be made regarding safety procedures. Programming will resume when deemed safe.

4) All persons, bags and personal items are subject to random inspection by law enforcement and/or event security. 

5) Any pass or ticket holders that directly or indirectly interferes with the enjoyment of the event may be asked to leave the venue and may be subject to arrest and prosecution by State/Local Authorities.

6) The event will continue to make every effort to ensure socially acceptable behavior in order to allow ticket holders to enjoy the event.

7) BAMS Festival encourages a smoke-free environment and asks that you respect the health of your neighbors at the event and refrain from smoking in any area where it may affect someone else. Smoking is prohibited under all tents and inside buildings. Please find an isolated area if you must smoke, and dispose of your butts properly.

8) BAMS Festival allows ADA* recognized service animals trained specifically to assist a person with disabilities at all events. Animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not permitted at events. If you have a certified service animal, you’ll be required to have your service animal with you at all times. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.

*Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the definition of “service animal” is limited to a dog (or pony) that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability who is in attendance. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Under the ADA, “comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support animals” do not meet the definition of a service animal – U.S. Dept. of Justice

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