Ventura Music Festival – Ventura CA

VMF at the Drive-In Q&A

Please note that at all performances, the artists will be at least six feet apart, too, and all CDC guidelines will be observed. Concerts Performed Live on an Elevated Outdoor Stage with Video Feed on 4 Large LED Screens, all enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your car! Tickets are priced by car (2pp/car) and range from $50 to $170 per car. Tickets only available online and in advance via Eventbrite site. No phone or venue sales. VMF is honored to partner with CBF Productions . CBF is one of California’s largest traveling boutique festival production companies. CBF produces Boots & Brews Country Music Festivals, Tequila & Taco Music Festivals and Winter & Spring Wine Walks! For further info, visit cbfproductions.com or concertsinyourcar.com.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: CAN I PURCHASE A TICKET AT THE EVENT? 

A: No, in order to accomplish safe-distancing, tickets are only available online before the event.

Q: ONCE I BUY MY TICKETS, HOW DO I RECEIVE THEM? 

A: Your tickets will be sent to you via e-mail. You may print out the ticket or just open the PDF included with the confirmation on your phone to show the parking and ticketing attendants through the window.

Q: IF I DON’T HAVE A TICKET, CAN I LISTEN TO THE SHOW FROM THE SIDEWALK OR OTHER NEARBY AREA? 

A: Sorry, no. All surrounding areas, including parking lots and beach, will be closed and will be inaccessible for watching or listening to the show. 

Q: ARE PARKING SPACES ASSIGNED? 

A: All tickets are based on the row and, if applicable, the section you selected.  Attendants will direct cars to the best available parking space in their designated area on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure you don’t miss any highlights of the performance, there are large video screens. For those looking for the most intimate experience, a limited number of PREMIUM, “A” section available in the first three rows. 

Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE MAY COME IN THE SAME CAR?

A: For best viewing we recommend two persons only and not using the back seat. If you do use, children under 12 are free; others are $15 pp. By purchasing your tickets, you confirm that you are attending only with those with whom you have sheltered.

Q: WE HAVE A LARGE GROUP COMING. CAN WE RESERVE SPACES IN ADVANCE? 

A: Sorry, we cannot reserve specific parking spaces. All tickets are for parking in a specific section and row.   

Q: WHAT ARE THE RULES RELATED TO SOCIAL-DISTANCING AND PARKING?

A: Please follow the direction of parking attendants and venue staff. For everyone’s safety, it is important that you stay in the space you are assigned throughout the event. Parking spaces between vehicles must remain clear. 

Q: WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE? 

A: Ventura County Fairgrounds will open 90 minutes prior to showtime. We suggest planning your arrival around 45-60 minutes prior to showtime. 

Q: WHERE SHOULD WE ENTER? 

A:  The entrance to the Ventura County Fairgrounds is at the main entrance located at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001. 

Q: WHAT IF I AM RUNNING LATE? 

A: Gates close 15 minutes past show time. For the enjoyment of all participants, NO ONE will be allowed in after that. No refunds will be granted due to late arrival or for any other reason.  

Q: WHAT IF I DON’T USE MY TICKET? 

A: All sales are final and there will be no refunds. 

Q: DOES EVERYONE IN MY CAR NEED A TICKET? 

A: No. You buy one car ticket (priced for 2 people). We suggest you not seat anyone in the back seat, but if you choose to, under 12 is free, all others are $15 pp. You should only share a vehicle with household members with whom you have been sheltering in place. 

Q: CAN I LEAVE AND COME BACK? 

A: In-and-out privileges are not permitted. 

Q: IF I NEED TO LEAVE BEFORE THE SHOW IS OVER, WILL I BE ABLE TO EXIT THE PARKING LOT? 

A: We ask that everyone stay in their parking space until the end of the show. In case of an emergency, you may exit. 

Q: IS TAILGATING PERMITTED? 

A: No. CBF asks that everyone enjoy the show from inside your vehicle. If bathroom or other needs present, masks must be worn outside the car. Otherwise, everyone is to remain in vehicles. 

Q: HOW LONG WILL THE SHOW LAST? 

A: Each concert will last approximately 75 minutes. 

Q: WILL RESTROOMS BE AVAILABLE? 

A: Yes. If needed, portable toilets are available. We recommend guests plan ahead to remain in their vehicle throughout the program.

Q: WILL CONCESSIONS BE AVAILABLE? 

A: No. Concessions will not be available. 

Q: CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD AND DRINKS? 

A: Yes. We suggest packing a picnic or pre-ordering your food/snacks for curbside pickup at one of Downtown Ventura’s eateries!

Q: WILL CARS BE SEARCHED? 

A: All cars are subject to search. 

Q: WILL SOMEONE BE PICKING UP TRASH? 

A: CBF asks that you please take your trash with you and dispose of it at home. 

Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS? 

A: This is a rain or shine event. 

Q: WHAT KINDS OF VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED? 

A: Vehicles and trucks must fit in a single, standard parking space. Oversized vehicles such as RVs and trailers are not permitted. HIGH-PROFILE VEHICLES MUST park in Row 6 RED (the last row).

Q: HOW DO I HEAR THE CONCERT? 

A: Audio will be transmitted via FM radio. Video screens will show you which station to tune into for your show.  

Q: CAN I LEAVE MY CAR RUNNING? 

A: No. 

Q: WHAT IF MY CAR BATTERY DIES DURING THE CONCERT? 

A: The onsite staff from CBF Productions can assist you in jump-starting your car.  

Q: DO MY HEADLIGHTS NEED TO BE OFF? 

A: Yes. 

Q: DO I NEED TO STAY INSIDE MY VEHICLE? 

A: Yes. CBF asks that all attendees stay inside their vehicle. You will not be permitted to sit on the roof of your vehicle, in folding chairs on the ground, on blankets on the ground, etc. You may not be sitting so high as to obstruct the view of others. Please use common courtesy so everyone can enjoy the show. 

Q: CAN I BRING MY PET TO THE SHOW? 

A: No. We love pets, however they are not allowed. 

Q: CAN WE SIT IN A TRUCK BED? 

A: No. All attendees must be inside their vehicle and may not watch the concert from truck beds. 

Q: WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

A: By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to all of the Terms of Service and the Waiver of Liability below and on your ticket confirmation. The following items and activities are prohibited at this event: 

  • Advertising, selling or promoting any third-party product (including, but not limited to, food and    beverages items) 
  • Amplified sound systems 
  • Any items to be set up outside your vehicle, such as folding chairs 
  • Disorderly conduct 
  • Fireworks 
  • Generators 
  • Grills or fryers 
  • Kerosene lamps or open flames of any kind 
  • Laser pointers 
  • Littering 
  • Noisemakers 
  • Tents, stand umbrellas and tarps 
  • Drones 
  • Wagons and strollers  
  • Weapons 

Please note that those who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the premises. 

Terms of Service and Release and Waiver of Liability

Due to social distancing guidelines, restrooms will not be available. Everyone is to remain in their vehicle at all times. Gates open 90 minutes before the show starts. Each show is approximately 75 minutes. All vehicles are subject to search. All CDC and State of California guidelines will be followed, and we are working closely with Ventura County and the City of Ventura to ensure this event meets or exceeds all recommended standards. We ask that all guests remain in their vehicles for the duration of the performance. In the event it is necessary for an audience member to leave their vehicle, safe social distancing will be strictly enforced. Participants who fail to follow safe social distancing or the requests made by staff members or volunteers will be required to leave. Event staff will be wearing personal protective equipment as required by CDC guidelines. Tickets are ONLY available online and in advance. Your ticket is only valid for the DAY & TIME on the top of the ticket, and tickets are non-transferable to another show. No RVs or busses allowed. All lifted trucks and high-profile vehicles MUST park in Section A, B or C in RED (the last row) or in the Restricted View Section TEAL. Each ticket is valid for one person. All individuals in the same car must have tickets for the same row and section. This is a rain or shine event and there are no refunds under any circumstances. In the unlikely chance of a cancellation due to thunder, wind lighting storm, or other safety concerns, there will be no refunds. Management reserves the right to refuse service to anybody or to revoke tickets. RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT: By purchasing a ticket, and/or by entering the Fairgrounds, parking lot or surrounding areas (“Fair”), each attendee, performer, volunteer or staff member (“Participant”) of the Rubicon Goes Retro Concert Series (“Concerts”), acknowledges and agrees to the terms below. I AM AWARE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RELATED GOVERNMENTAL ORDERS, DIRECTIVES, AND GUIDELINES (COLLECTIVELY “DIRECTIVES”), INCLUDING DIRECTIVES TO WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY, DISTANCE SOCIALLY AND USE FACE MASKS IN PUBLIC LOCATIONS. I AM AWARE THAT CONCERTS ARE OCCURRING IN A PUBLIC LOCATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, IN AN AREA WHERE LIVESTOCK OR OTHER FAIRGROUND ACTIVITIES MAY BE HAPPENING OR MAY HAVE HAPPENED, AND THAT ACTIVITIES MAY BE HAZARDOUS IN THIS TIME AND SETTING. I AM AWARE THAT I COULD BE INFECTED, SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN DIE DUE TO COVID-19 OR DUE TO ACTIVITIES ON THE FAIRGROUNDS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED AND AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN. As consideration for being permitted by the Fair, the State of California (“State”), the County of Ventura (the “County”), and any lessor of the fair premises (“Lessor”), to participate in these activities and use the Fair premises and facilities, I forever release the Fair, CBF Productions, Rubicon Theatre Company, the State, California Fair Services Authority (“CFSA”), the County, the Lessor, and any fair-affiliated organization, along with their respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, and representatives (collectively “Releasees”) from any and all liabilities, causes of action, lawsuits, claims, demands, or damages of any kind whatsoever that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives now have, or may have in the future, for injury, death, or property damage, related to (i) my participation in these activities, (ii) the negligence or other acts of any Releasee, whether directly connected to these activities or not, and however caused, or (iii) the condition of the premises where these activities occur, whether or not I am then participating in the activities. I also agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, next of kin, spouse and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of any Releasee in connection with any of the matters covered by the foregoing release. 

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