May 28, 2017

Sunset Music Festival Day 2

2:00 PM

Parking Lots Open

2:00 PM

Will Call/Box Office

3:00 PM

Gates Open

Tampa’s premier dance music event returns to Raymond James Stadium for its 6th year as a two-day festival featuring world renowned talent, top-notch production, and high quality sound.

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:

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:

Celebrate Safe

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.


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.



  • NO Re-entry/Ins & Outs.
  • NO Refunds or Exchanges.
  • NO Sitting on Designated Dance Floor Areas.
  • NO Moshing, Crowd Surfing, or Stage Diving.
  • NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors Allowed.
  • NO Unauthorized Solicitations, Handbills, Sampling, Giveaways, etc.
  • NO Camping.
  • NO Tailgating.


  • Your Ticket (paper or digital) or Wristband.
  • Your Photo ID.
  • Comfortable Clothing and Shoes.
  • Smiles and Good Vibes.
  • Festival Costumes Encouraged.


  • OK Small Bags, Single Compartment Backpacks and Purses (Maximum 21″ x 10″ x 14″).
  • OK Fanny Packs.
  • OK Reusable Sunset Music Festival Aluminum Water Bottles (Arrive empty).
  • OK Camelbaks (non multi-pocket, arrive empty).
  • OK Clear Plastic Water Bottles (Limit one per person, arrive empty).
  • OK Glowsticks, Flow-wands, Batons, or Orbs.
  • OK Orbits, Flowlights, or Poi.
  • OK Handheld Camera Devices (GoPro, Sony Action Cam, HTC Re Camera, etc. Must be 6″ in size or less.)
  • OK Selfie Sticks.
  • OK Mobile Phones.
  • OK Portable Battery Chargers.
  • OK Lighters.
  • OK Earplugs.
  • OK Sunglasses.
  • OK Hats.
  • OK Ponchos.
  • OK Glowing/Illuminated Costumes or Jewelry.
  • OK Lip Liner, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Sealed Chapstick.
  • OK Sealed Packs of Gum.
  • OK Sealed Eyedrops.
  • OK Sealed Tampons.
  • OK Dry Makeup (NO liquid makeup).
  • OK Sealed Sunscreen (Trial size, non-aerosol).
  • OK Sealed Deodorant (Trial size, non-aerosol).
  • OK Sealed/Disposable E-Cigarettes.
  • OK Vaporized E-Cigarettes (Including refillable liquid chambers, must be empty upon arrival.)
  • OK Sealed Packs of Cigarettes.
  • OK Plastic Tarps and Blankets.
  • OK Hula Hoops (Including LED).
  • OK Fatheads and Posters.
  • OK Flags, Decorated Pool Noodles, and Totems that DO NOT contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others.


  • NO Illegal Substances.
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia.
  • NO Unopened Over the Counter Medications.
  • NO Unopened Bottle of Vitamins.
  • NO Animals (except service animals).
  • NO Massagers.
  • NO LED Gloves or LED Microlights.
  • NO Laser Pointers.
  • NO Pacifiers, Dust Masks, or Gas Masks.
  • NO Glass, Cans, Cups, or Coolers.
  • NO Markers, Pens, or Spray Paint.
  • NO Large Chains or Spiked Jewelry.
  • NO Stuffed Animals or Dolls.
  • NO Stickers, Flyers, Banners.
  • NO Inflatables, Balloons, Balls, Frisbees.
  • NO Tents, Umbrellas, or Chairs.
  • NO Bota Bags.
  • NO Backpacks, Purses, or Bags larger than 21″ x 10″ x 14″.
  • NO Open Packs of Cigarettes.
  • NO Unsealed Tampons.
  • NO Liquid Makeup.
  • NO Unsealed or Aerosol Sunscreen.
  • NO Outside Food or Beverages (Including Alcohol, Candy, etc).
  • NO Musical Instruments (Including Whistles, etc).
  • NO Tactical Gear.
  • NO Weapons of any Kind (Including Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, Fireworks, etc).
  • NO Professional Recording Equipment – Photo, Video, or Audio (Including Detachable Lenses, Tripods, Big Zooms, etc).
  • NO Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • NO Totems which contain metal pieces, sharpened elements, or are capable of being pounded into the ground or hurting others. Totems and flags without these pieces and deemed safe at entry will be allowed.
  • NO Items deemed as posing a threat to the safe enjoyment of the concert by management.