4 Levels of Access

Multiple stages, ranging from the Main Stage to the intimate Cafe Stritch Stage. Enticing food and drink options. Discover the best way for you to experience Summer Fest with one of four levels of access:

VIP

Our VIP experience allows you to listen to your favorite musicians up close, enjoy great food and drink and mingle with friends and other music lovers.

  • Premium Seating area at the Main Stage (Sat–Sun). We’ve enlarged this area for 2018 by 10%, with comfortable folding chairs available on a first-come basis.
  • VIP Pavilion near the Main Stage, where you can relax and have a drink or a bite. This year, this exclusive area remains in its location in the grove of trees at the south end of Plaza de César Chávez park, with covered tables and casual seating, a complimentary buffet of delicious food and four alcoholic drink tickets per day (unlimited water and soft drinks). We’re retooling the area for an even more casual vibe and better views of the Boom Box Stage.
  • New in  2018! VIP Viewing Deck – VIPs enjoy a comfortable spot adjacent to the Main Stage where you can view and hear your favorite main stage artists from a different vantage point. Feel free to bring in refreshments from the VIP Pavilion or elsewhere. Presented by San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazine.
  • New in 2018! A VIP Lounge at the Hammer Theatre Stage where you can enjoy wine or beer, in between sets at the Music Lounge or Hammer Theatre Stage. Destined to become a new favorite Fest hangout.
  • Special, pared-down sets by top Fest artists at our intimate Music Lounge.
  • Priority, “first-in” access at the Fest’s intimate, indoor stages, 15 minutes before set time. If the venue is full, you’ll be the first to get in when seats are available.
  • Convenient, validated parking (during festival hours), right next door to the festival grounds.

Priority Access

This level allows you to fully explore the Fest and save time skipping the line to enter indoor venues. (Also want access to Main Stage Premium Seating and access to three VIP areas? Upgrade to VIP)

  • Priority, “first-in” access at the Fest’s intimate, indoor stages, 15 minutes before set time. If the venue is full, you’ll be the first to get in when seats are available.
  • $10 in beverage tickets per day on Saturday and Sunday (good at SJZ drink booths).
  • Special, pared-down sets by top Fest artists at our intimate Music Lounge.

All Stages

Enjoy basic access to all outdoor and indoor stages at the Fest, except the exclusive Music Lounge. (Want to pack more into your Fest by skipping the lines at small, indoor stages? Choose Priority Access or above)

General Admission (GA)

You’ll have basic access to the Main Stage and all other outdoor stages

 

Thank you to the sponsors of our VIP areas: