Parking & Gate Info
Lots will open at 2:00 PM Saturday & Sunday and will close by 1:30 AM each night. General parking per vehicle is $25.00 (Cash Only). No loitering, tailgating or overnight parking permitted. Gates will open both days at 3:00 PM. Because of the large crowds, anticipate traffic congestion around the stadium, pre and post event.
Ride Sharing (Uber/Lyft)
To accommodate ride sharing options such as Uber and Lyft, a pre-event drop off area is located Southbound Himes Ave. in the right turn lane at the entrance to Lot 4 or Lot B. The post-event pick up area is located on Himes Ave (Southbound).
SMF 2017 is a completely cashless event. All wristbands purchased by Friday, May 12th at 11:59 PM will be shipped in advance to the address provided at time of purchase. Orders placed after Friday, May 12th at 11:59 PM will NOT be shipped and will only be available for early off-site pickup and on-site pickup at one of the times and locations listed below. New tickets purchases can be made at: SMFtampa.com
Wristband Pick-up Locations:
SMF Box Office
Located at the SMF main gate in the north lot of Raymond James Stadium.
Box office hours
Saturday May 27-28: 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily
SMF Off-Site Pickup
Located at the Hampton Inn (4817 W. Laurel Street) with valid photo ID and your ticket order to pick up your wristband on weekdays preceding the event.
Off-site check-in hours
Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Please bring your ticket and proper identification
All orders must present their PDF ticket (either printed or on their phone) and present acceptable identification to receive their wristbands.
Examples of acceptable and unacceptable identification are located here: http://smftampa.com/info/guide
Your enjoyment of Sunset Music Festival is our first priority, and the times of your life are straight ahead. Enter our sunny world with a reminder to have fun and be safe. The health of our Disco dancers is of utmost importance to us.
The most rewarding moments are those we share with our community of fellow music lovers. Few things in life are better than the feeling you get when hearing the tunes you love with friends old and new, so stay present and listen to your personal rhythm. Make the most of SMF ’17 by using the following safety information this Memorial Day weekend including ample water and relaxation.
All that non-stop dancing and vigorous physical activity can lead to dehydration and overheating. By all means have the time of your life, but remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. We have made free water available, so you can refill empty containers and keep up the party. CamelBaks and reusable water bottles are allowed, but they must be empty, non-multi-pocket, and are subject to search upon entry. Medical personnel at the First Aid tent also serves sports drink, free of charge, to replenish the body’s electrolytes.
Better yet, cool down from the heat that you stir up on the dance floor with a stop at our fresh fruit stands serving up tasty fruit, juices, and smoothies.
No doubt you’ll dance endlessly from sunshine to Sunset, when we kick off our action-packed party of nearly 50 DJs. Be prepared for the temperature to change from day to night, check the forecast and bring layers of clothing.
After throwing it down on the floor, take a break from the heat of the moment to cool down at one of our designated Chill-Out spots. Not only is it vital, it’s one of the top ways to stay cool!
For a sun-soaked celebration, slather on the sunscreen with some protective SPF. Our scenic surroundings are the perfect domain to kick off the summer season for the long holiday weekend, but don’t overlook your health in the process.
Before you hit the festival grounds and leave the hotel room, apply a hefty amount of sunscreen to protect yourself and your crew from those harmful rays! Why damper your festival experience with a painful sunburn? Apply liberally and repeat.
BE A FRIEND
Help fellow festival goers, be a friend indeed to a friend in need. Contact the Sunset Squad, a staff member, or security officer if you see a person who is showing any signs of distress which may include: nausea, vomiting, headaches, blurred vision, racing heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle tremors, inability to talk, or discolored lips.
Never leave someone alone who’s feeling sick or has expressed that they’re unwell. If you suspect somebody is ailing from a drug-related issue, seek immediate medical attention.
There is zero tolerance for drug possession, use or sale anywhere inside or outside the venue. Illicit substances will not tolerated at the event. Staff reserve the right to refuse admittance, if you are inebriated at the entrance, security will not allow you to enter the festival.
Whether you need to cool down, rehydrate with electrolytes, or could simply use some aspirin, band aids, or ear plugs; we have medical personnel located on-site at the Ray Jay. Near every stage, look for First Aid stations marked with a red cross scattered around the festival grounds. You are welcome to visit free of charge for any health related issues.
If you’re looking for help, keep your eyes peeled for the Sunset Squad roaming the festival grounds prepared to aid anyone in need of assistance. Spearheaded by the Ambassador Foundation, the Sunset Squad is an awesome mix of nurses, paramedics, and med students standing by should issues arise. Bridging the gap between fans, security, and medical personnel the Sunset Squad serves to take care of attendees on-the-spot, support the dispatch of response personnel, or simply escort patrons to First Aid.