What are the COVID-19 precautions?
If you or someone you know has been exposed to COVID-19, or you are immunocompromised, we ask kindly that you stay home. We’ll see you in 2022.
COVID 19 vaccines are the most direct path out of this mess- we wish that everybody who is there on the 25th would be fully vaccinated. If you are, great!
If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you bring a mask and wear it properly when you are in shared spaces with people you don’t know (food court, beer line, down in front of the stage, etc). Our volunteers and vendors will do the same.
When you and your friends are enjoying the music in your own tent/chairs then masking up is your call.
Disposable masks will be available at the front gate and hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available throughout the site.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets go on sale July 1, 2021. Advanced tickets are $35 and can be purchased online or in person at Forward McDuffie - 149 Main Street Thomson, GA 30824. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the gate and are $45/each. Kids 12 and under get in free.
How do I get there?
The address is 1021 Stagecoach Rd NE Thomson, GA 30824. Don’t worry- there will be signs!
–From Atlanta-Take exit 172 on I-20 East. Take a left off of the exit ramp then turn right onto Stagecoach Rd.
–From Augusta- Take exit 172 on I-20 west. Take a right off of the exit ramp then a right onto Stagecoach Rd.
–From Athens-Take Highway 78 south for 60 miles, turn left onto Stagecoach Rd.
What time do the festival gates open?
Gates open at 11:00 am, first artist begins at noon.
What can I bring?
Chairs and blankets are allowed and highly encouraged. 10x10 canopy tents are also allowed in the designated tent area.
I’m thirsty! Can I bring a cooler and libations?
Outside food and drink is not permitted. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available on site as well as great food from local vendors.
Is there an ATM on site?
There is no ATM on site however most vendors accept card payment. Never hurts to have a little cash on hand though.
How many people bring children? Would you say this event is kid friendly?
This is a very kid friendly event! Lots of southern hospitality and friendly folks! Please note there is not a designated play area for children.
Are service dogs/pets allowed?
NO pets, please. The BWM Fest abides by ADA guidelines for service dogs in public places.
What’s the parking situation?
Free onsite parking is available adjacent to festival site but outside of the ticketing gate. You will be allowed to leave and return up to 3 times.
Is the venue wheelchair friendly? What about restrooms?
We do have handicap restrooms available. This event is in an open field. We have had patrons in wheelchairs attend, but be aware that there are grades and unleveled areas.
What time does _______ band perform?
We will release the schedule a few days prior to the event so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media pages!
When is the festival over?
The last act goes on at 6:30 pm. Everything is usually wrapped up by 8:30 pm.
Are there TAXI or Uber services in Thomson we can plan to use while visiting for the festival?
Unfortunately, there are no rideshare services available in the area so please plan accordingly. However, we are offering shuttle services this year! Shuttles will be available at the following sites: White Columns Inn, Econo Lodge, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Raysville Campground, Big Hart Campground. See shuttle schedule below:
September 24, 2021- Free Downtown Kick off Concert-
Can you point out a couple of good hotels in the Thomson area?
Our area hotels and campgrounds can be found here.
How can I be considered to be a performer?
We have a CLOSED artist submission process.
How can I be considered to be a vendor?
Vending fee is $150. Use the Contact Us form and send us descriptions of your service, booth appearance, your items and price points, event-service history; and links to your social media accounts. If there is an opening, we will contact you.