Sound On Sound in Bridgeport this weekend: From avenue closures to parking, here’s what to know

After months of anticipation following its February lineup announcement, Sound On Sound is taking over Seaside Park in Bridgeport this weekend. The two days of music will see the likes of Dave Matthews, Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers and Brandi Carlile play to the group lining Long Island Sound.

“Sound On Sound has been a dream that we’ve been working towards for a protracted time now, so it feels unbelievable to finally see it all coming to life here in Seaside Park with such an unbelievable lineup of performers,” stated Tom Russell, Co-Founder and Partner for Founder’s Entertainment, who’s putting the festival on. “We look forward to welcoming fans into the fest on Saturday to share this experience with our pals and neighbors right here in Connecticut.”

Being the first main music festival in Seaside Park since Gathering of the Vibes in 2015, Sound On Sound provides an entire new expertise that will definitely yield plenty of questions from pageant goers. 

For these attending, or are excited about purchasing last minute passes, here’s what you should know earlier than you go this weekend.

When does Sound On Sound take place?

Sound On Sound takes place in Seaside Park on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. The pageant opens daily at 11:45 a.m., and ends at 11 p.m.

Who is playing at Sound On Sound?

Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, The Lumineers, The National, The Roots, The Revivalists, The Head and The Heart, Zach Bryan, Caamp and Funky Dawgz are some of the bands taking part in this weekend. A full schedule is under. 

Saturday schedule for Sound On Sound.

Contributed by Sound on Sound

Sunday schedule for Sound On Sound.

Sunday schedule for Sound On Sound.

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The schedule for Sound On Sound 2022.
The schedule for Sound On Sound 2022.

How do I get my tickets for Sound On Sound?

If you have ordered your passes in the past couple of months, you need to have gotten your wristbands already. If you latterly bought a pass, you’ll be able to pick up your wristband both day of the pageant at will name, which is at each gates. Any issues with wristbands could be resolved at will call.

Early will name is available on Sept. 22 for anybody looking to get their wristbands early. Early will name is located at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater and is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Festival passes are nonetheless available for buy as nicely. 

Will any streets be closed to traffic?

The following streets might be closed or include detours through Monday, Sept. 26:

Broad Street South of South Frontage Road
Main Street South of Railroad Avenue
Lafayette Street South of South Frontage Road
Atlantic Street and Park Avenue
Myrtle Avenue South of South Frontage Road
Railroad Avenue at Main Street
Railroad Avenue at Broad Street
Railroad Avenue at Lafayette Street
Railroad Avenue at Myrtle Avenue
Rennell Street at Atlantic Avenue
Walnut Street at Atlantic Street
Iranistan Avenue at South Avenue
Gregory Street at Iranistan Avenue
Gregory Street at Park Avenue
Ridge Avenue at Iranistan Avenue
Atlantic Street at Iranistan Avenue
Barnum Dyke at Atlantic Street

Mayor Joe Ganim’s office is advising attendees to organize for delays, “keep away from congested areas of traffic” and take “additional time for parking and transport.”

Metered parking might be free throughout Bridgeport this upcoming weekend.

How do I get to Sound On Sound?

The festival is positioned at Seaside Park in Bridgeport; 1 Barnum Dyke. Signage might be current to direct attendees where they should go. 

Those driving into the competition must first buy a parking move before their arrival. There is general parking zone, which is a short strolling distance away from the festival, in addition to parking at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater, which is a 15 minute stroll from the festival grounds. There can additionally be ADA parking in addition to premium parking, which are both closer to the grounds. Parking tons open at 10:30 a.m.

Parking is on the market at $75 a day plus fees, or $100 plus fees for 2 days. Premium parking is still out there for Sunday for $100 plus charges. 

A shuttle shall be provided at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater for attendees touring to the festival from the Port Jefferson Ferry or Bridgeport prepare station. Both providers will have expanded hours in the course of the weekend to accommodate festival goers.

The shuttle costs $10 plus fees per day, or $15 plus fees for each days.

Ride-sharing companies can drop attendees off at 115 Broad Street, which is a small walk from the pageant’s East Entrance. Bike parking can be out there at the East Entrance of the competition.

“Public transportation is a great choice for attending to and from the festival,” Russell said. “The City of Bridgeport has generously expanded their bus companies for the pageant weekend and are making metered parking all through the town free for the weekend.”

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What cannot I convey to Sound On Sound? What can I bring?

Sound On Sound has detailed an extended list of things not permitted contained in the pageant grounds, which incorporates, but isn’t limited to: weapons, unlawful substances, selfie sticks and lawn furniture. 

Small clutch baggage (must be smaller than 4.5″ by 6.5″) are allowed into the pageant, as well as medical luggage, diaper baggage, one gallon freezer baggage, CamelBak-styled backpacks (which must be emptied earlier than arriving) and clear, single compartment baggage (must be smaller than 12″ by 6″ by 12″.)

Small, soft-back chairs may be introduced in however they must stay out of the no-chair zone. Additionally, personal-sized blankets could be brought into the pageant.

Empty, reusable water bottles are allowed, and may be stuffed at water stations contained in the pageant.

What are the foods and drinks choices at Sound On Sound?

There are numerous predominantly native food choices obtainable at the festival together with the Little Pub restaurant chain, the Tasty Yolk, Hoodoo Brown BBQ, Thai Jasmine and Connecticut donut chain, Donut Crazy. Other eateries present at the pageant symbolize states like New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even Florida. A full list may be discovered right here.

Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing Co. will also have a festival-exclusive beer known as “Citrus Crush.” There will be additionally other breweries, wineries and adult beverages out there for buy.

Citrus Crush is the brainchild of a partnerships between Sound On Sound and Two Roads Brewing.

Citrus Crush is the brainchild of a partnerships between Sound On Sound and Two Roads Brewing.

Contributed by Two Roads Brewing

Can I bring my child to Sound On Sound?

Children under the age of 5 are allowed to enter the pageant free of charge as lengthy as they’re accompanied by a ticketed grownup. There shall be a playground accessible for kids to play in as nicely as performances by Ramblin’ Dan & The Freewheeling Ban, who will carry out three sets of music every day in the family area. 

Is Sound On Sound cashless?

Yes, the festival is completely cashless. Festival attendees can register their wristbands and opt-in for the pageant’s cashless program, which allows attendees to make use of their wristbands to pay for food and merchandise. 

What is the re-entry coverage for Sound On Sound?

GA and GA+ pass holders can not re-enter the competition if they depart. VIP, Terrace VIP and Platinum cross holders are free to re-enter as many times as needed. 

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