Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next Summer Smash Festival?

We are returning this summer for 3 days!
August 20th-22nd, 2021.


The health and safety of the artists and fans is our #1 priority.  We are working diligently with health officials to ensure all proper safety restrictions will be enforced.  If the event is not allowed to take place due to an outbreak, all tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Stay tuned for updated health policies and restrictions.

How can I buy tickets?

The only place to buy tickets is on Do not buy any tickets from any third party website that is not

Where is the Summer Smash Festival taking place?

The Summer Smash Festival is taking place in Chicago at the prestigious Douglass Park.

How old do I have to be to attend Summer Smash?

All ages are welcome to attend!

What forms of ID will be accepted?

Only government issued forms of ID will be accepted for will call and any other age restricted things.

Are there any third party vendors for tickets?

No, tickets should only be purchased from or known direct affiliates.

Where can I find artist set times and locations?

We will be releasing set and stage times in the weeks leading up to the festival.

How do I contact the festival?

Will the festival be handicap accessible?


Can I charge my phone at the festival?

Portable chargers will be available for purchase through Electric Standard Co. Attendees can charge on the go, no matter what type of device they have. Cables come built in, and are easily rechargeable at home. To learn more about unlimited exchanges during the festival and pre-orders, visit:

What can/can’t I bring in to the festival?

NO: Audio recording devices. Drones, selfie sticks or tripods. Video cameras or detachable lens cameras without media pass. Walkie Talkies.
YES: Cameras (non-pro). GoPros and flip cams. Mobile phones and chargers.

Chemical Products and Hazards
NO: Aerosol products/cans. Drugs or drug paraphernalia. Fireworks or explosives. Glass or metal containers. Laser pointers. Glow sticks or LED gloves. Pepper spray or mace. Sharpies, markers or paint pens. Weapons of any kind.
YES: Chapstick and lip balm. Sunblock (non-aerosol). Eye drops (sealed/unopened). Hand sanitizer and baby wipes. Makeup. Medication (over-the-counter sealed/unopened, Rx must have label with matching ID and all same pills - no mixing).

NO: Metal, steel, or aluminum water bottles. Outside food or beverage.
YES: Water bottles (empty, plastic, reusable, non-metal, 32 oz, 1 per guest)

NO: Chairs or coolers. Bicycles, skates, scooters, or skateboards. Hula hoops. Hoverboards or segways. Stuffed animals or inflatables. Umbrellas.
YES: Baby strollers. Binoculars. Sunglasses. Towels, sheets, and blankets.

NO: Air horns or noisemakers. Flyers, samples, giveaways, or promotional items. Instruments. Pets or other animals. Stuffed animals or inflatables. Tarps.
YES: Ear plugs. Feminine hygiene items (sealed/unopened). Hats. Service animals.

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