FAQ

How do I purchase tickets?

To purchase tickets for Great Eastern Music Festival 2017, click here.

General Admission: $65
Child Admission (ages 6-12): $25
Children 5 & Under: Free

 

What should I bring?

  • A reusable container for water (we will have a filling station)
  • A good attitude
  • Rain Gear
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Blanket, Small Back Folding Chairs

 

What is not allowed at the festival?

  • Glass
  • Pets
  • Alcohol
  • Hard Coolers (Small, soft-sided coolers are allowed)
  • Picnic baskets
  • Smoking

 

What about food?

There will be plenty of food available. We have picked some of the best food trucks and vendors. To accommodate special diets, you may bring food into the venue in small, soft sided coolers. Please, no glass or alcohol or hard coolers.

 

Where does Great Eastern actually happen?

The Montauk Lighthouse
2000 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

 

How can I get to Great Eastern?

Directions to the Montauk Lighthouse can be found here: https://montauklighthouse.com/info/directions/

 

What’s the parking situation?

In order to park in the main lot at Montauk State Park (aka the Montauk Lighthouse) and at Camp Hero State Park (​shuttle provided), every vehicle will be required to pay the state parking fee of $8​​.​ This parking fee only applies during the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm.​ However, there is no fee​​ to park at Montauk Public School and Gosman’s Dock (shuttle​s​ provided​ at both locations​). Please note that parking in all lots is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If possible, we encourage you to use Uber, Lyft or other Taxi service (668 Mtk Taxi LLC/631-668-1040, Gigi Tax/631-702-5821, Montauk’s Best Taxi/631-668-8444, Ditch Plains Taxi/631-668-5716).

For more information about parking, please visit: http://greateasternmusicfestival.com/gettinghere

 

Where are the designated lots?

  1. Montauk State Park, 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 – This is the main lot associated with the Montauk Lighthouse and adjacent to it.
  2. Camp Hero State Park, 1898 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 – Parking in this lot requires taking a shuttle bus (which will be provided) to the Montauk Lighthouse festival grounds.
  3. Montauk High School, 50 Dorset Drive, Montauk, NY 11954 – Parking in this lot requires taking a shuttle bus (which will be provided) to the Montauk Lighthouse festival grounds.
  4. Gosman’s Dock, 500 West Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954 – Parking in this lot requires taking a shuttle bus (which will be provided) to the Montauk Lighthouse festival grounds.

 

What time does the festival start / end?

Gates open at 9 AM, festival starts at 10 AM and ends at 7:30 PM.
Are tickets available to purchase at the “door”?

Of course, as long as they haven’t sold out!
Can I bring my kids, and do they have to pay?

Yes. Children are welcome and admission is free for those 6 and under with an accompanying adult. There is a reduced price of $25 for kids ages 7-12.
Are cameras allowed at Great Eastern?

PERMITTED: Polaroid, SLR, point and shoot, pocket and phone cameras for personal use. Fan photography is limited to personal use. Selling photos is prohibited.

NOT PERMITTED: Drones, Professional rigs, Long-range lenses, Flash photography, tripods and video of any kind. Photographers with intent to publish must obtain a media pass in advance of the festival.
What if it rains?

The show will go on! This is a rain or shine event. There will be a large circus-like tent near the main stage for sun and rain protection. This is available on a first-come, first-serve, so show up early. If it rains though, assume you’ll probably get wet, so either way, you’ll have an unforgettable experience at Great Eastern.

 

How do I obtain media passes?

If you are interested in providing press/media coverage at the festival, please contact:

Nick Loss-Eaton Media
nick.losseaton@gmail.com

 

How do I inquire about volunteering?

Email us at festival@montaukhistoricalsociety.org. Great Eastern volunteers enjoy free admission in exchange for working as event staff. Please note that volunteers will primarily work outdoors, in all weather conditions, and will be asked to stand for extended periods of time. We will do our best to accommodate our volunteers with special needs or limited mobility. Please be advised that you may be asked to work up to 3 hours at a time.

 

Can I submit my band/act for consideration?

No. Thank you for your interest but we are not currently accepting submissions for the festival.

 

What’s the best way to stay informed about the festival?

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: facebook.com/greateasternmusicfestival
Instagram: @greateasternmusicfestival
Twitter: @greateasternmf