Festival Details

Friday

Saturday & Sunday

Getting There

Main Entrance is location on Congress Street and we recommend taking the T to the Haymarket or State Street stations.  We strongly encourage you to take public transportation. Boston Calling Music Festival is easily accessible from multiple MBTA stations:

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The preferred parking garage of Boston Calling is the Government Center Garage, located at 50 New Sudbury Street. Click HERE to buy your specialty priced parking passes.

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FAQs

What happens if it rains?

Boston Calling is a rain or shine event.

What is Boston Calling Music Festival?

Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.

When and where is it held?

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 23, 24 & 25
Where: City Hall Plaza, Boston MA

When is the performance schedule released?

The performance schedule will be released a few weeks prior to the festival. If you want to be notified right away once the schedule is released, be sure to sign up for our mailing list. Artist lineup subject to change.

How do I get to City Hall Plaza?

City Hall Plaza is accessible by the MBTA, car, and bike/foot.

Where should I stay in Boston?

We suggest staying at the Ames Hotel – it is within a short walk to the festival and offers amazing amenities.

I lost/forgot my ticket, what do I do?

Please consult the Ticketmaster policies.

What should I bring to the Festival?

The following items are prohibited:

Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?

The entire plaza has various ramps accessing the multiple levels. ADA accessible restrooms are also available.  Sign ASL interpreters are available upon request.

Any tips on preparation for a day at Boston Calling Music Festival?

We suggest preparing for the event as follows:

Are there ATMs available if I run low on cash?

Sure. ATMs will be located around the festival grounds.

Is the entire VIP section 21+

Yes, you must be 21+ in order to enter the VIP mezzanine for any reason.

What will be available in the food/beer areas?

Delicious food from Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tasty Burger, Roxy’s, Bon Me, The Chicken and Rice Guys, Flatbread Pizza and much more. Sam Adams will be featured in all beer vending areas as well as in the VIP section. All VIP catering will be handled by the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston. Beer and wine will be available to those who are 21+. Please make sure to bring proper ID and grab a wrist band from the ID Check tent by the main entrance.

What about vegetarian items?

Many food vendors will feature a vegetarian option.

Will you have merch for sale?

Festival t-shirts for men and women, a limited edition festival poster, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merch will also be available there. Limited event merchandise is available before the festival so check by clicking the Shop link above.

How can I apply for a food booth?

We generally will not be accepting food vendor applications for the event, as we are seeking out specific food vendors, food trucks, and other purveyors in the food scene, but if you are interested in being considered, please email us with your company/business name, full contact and company information, and detailed information on the food items and dishes you would like to sell. Also include a resume on other events you have been a food vendor at. Someone will be in touch soon after!

How can I apply for press credentials?

Email us with your full info and someone from our team will be in touch soon after!

How can my company become a Sponsor?

Sponsors are cool, and if your company would like to be a festival sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after!

What happens if the event is cancelled

In the event a single day or multiple days of the festival are cancelled, ticket holders will be notified of cancellation and refund policy.