2020 MOKB Summer Concerts at Garfield Park

General Information, Rules & FAQs

Before you head to the park, be sure to check our list of permitted and non-permitted items, as well as some of our most frequently asked questions.  We are the process of updating Covid-19 protocols pending an update from Marion County Board of Health. Any restrictions are subject to change based on direction from state and local officials.  


Box Office, Will Call & Onsite Ticket Sales

Our Box Office & Will Call open 1 hour prior to the published door time of the event. Box Office is located at the top of the MacAllister Amphitheater hill, near the south entrance to the park, and is accessible by trail from anywhere in the park.  Cash and credit cards are accepted for onsite ticket purchases. We encourage you to purchase tickets prior to the event. In the event tickets are available on the day of show, they can be purchased at the Box Office. 

Covid-19 Public Health Protocols

We’ll update this section with detailed information regarding masks, distancing and other public safety messaging once we have received the most current update from the Marion County Board of Health.

Security Screening

For the safety of all guests, fans and performers; ALL attendees and their belongings are subject to search, metal detector screening and/or wanding prior to entering the venue.


Garfield Park and MacAllister Amphitheater are ADA accessible. 
For accessibility questions/requests please contact boxoffice@mokbpresents.com.


Once your ticket has been scanned, and you have entered the event grounds, re-entry is NOT be permitted.  

All Ages & Children

Children 5 years old or under will be admitted at no charge with a paid adult ticket to the Lawn General Admission area. Due to the limited quantity of reserved seats, you must purchase a reserved ticket for them to accompany you in the Reserved Pit area. Children must be supervised at all times.

ID Check & Adult Beverages

In order to consume alcohol you must be 21 years of age with a valid state or government issued ID. Unfortunately we are not able to accept paper, temporary or expired ID’s. An ID check station will be located near the main entrance. Present your ID for age verification to obtain your 21+ wristband.

Lawn/Folding Chairs

Personal lawn/folding chairs are permitted in designated areas only.  Guests are allow one lawn chair per person and are restricted to lawn area only. Please be mindful of the limited amount of space we have and keep your footprint to a minimum. Chairs must be personal lawn/folding chairs. Do not bring your patio furniture. (Yes, this has happened!) 

Ticket Brokers, Re-Sellers & Counterfeit Tickets

Buyers Beware: Only purchase tickets from authorized outlets. Our official ticketing partners are See Tickets and Eventbrite. In the event that a show sells out, we will enable the waitlist feature.  We strongly caution against purchasing tickets from third parties and individuals on Craigslist, Facebook and StubHub. It is the buyers responsibility to verify the validity of the tickets. When presented with counterfeit tickets at the gate, our only option is deny entry. It pains us to do this, after you spent your hard earned money, but it’s our only course of action.  

Reserved Seating

Reserved seating is available in the lower level of the main amphitheatre. These are the best seats in the house. The middle seating section is bleacher seating and is part of our general admission area. Bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. When purchasing tickets, you will be able to pick your exact seat location for most shows. Please refer to the seating map when purchasing tickets. For shows that are entirely general admission seating, the front section (seated area) is available on a first come, first served basis.

Parking Lots

• No alcoholic beverages – city park rules.
• Pick up your trash, please
• Leave the park the same you found it
• Be courteous when parking, one space per vehicle
• Parking map will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to events and will be serviced to ticket buyers

Permitted Items

• Small Lawn Chairs, 1 per person
• Small blankets, towels
• Inflatable/Wind Couch or chair, 1 per person
• Small purse and personal bags will be allowed (no larger than 12″x 12″ / No Backpacks)
• All bags are subject to inspection
• Umbrellas (only small hand-held)
• Strollers
• Binoculars
• Personal use cameras, no professional equipment

Non-Permitted Items

• No pass-outs or re-entry
• No outside food or beverages, unless it’s for your baby
• No water containers or camelbacks, empty or sealed – Bottled water is $3 per bottle on site and helps support the event.
• No backpacks
• No glass of any kind
• No firearms or weapons – no exceptions
• No illegal substances
• No smoking or vaping (in compliance with city ordinance & park rules)
• No recording equipment (personal or professional)
• Pets (pets are OK inside the park, but not inside the amphitheater)


If you still have questions, after reading through this information, complete the submission form on our Contact page. This will help us route your question to the proper person for a speedy response.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket for my kids?

Kids 5 and under may enter the general admission area of the event free of charge with a paid adult ticket holder. For shows with reserved seating, children under 5 will need to have a paid reserved ticket in order to sit in the Reserved Pit area. 

When does the box office open?

Box Office & Will Call will open 1 hour before the published door times. Box Office is located at the top of the MacAllister Amphitheater hill, near the Southern Ave entrance to the park.

Do you allow pass outs?

Since the duration of most events is 4 hours, we do not allow passouts for normal concerts. 

Is there a water station available to the to the public?

For one-off events, we do not have a water refill station. You will be allowed to bring one factory sealed water bottle, per person into the event. We will also have water available for purchase at each of the beverage stations.  The purchase of beverages at our events goes directly back into the event which allows us to expand programming at the park, as well as support our non-profit partners.  

Where do I park?

Parking locations for all shows can be found on our parking page (coming soon.) Garfield Park is one of the largest city parks and with plenty of onsite parking. We always recommend carpooling, taking the IndyGo Red Line, using rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. Please pay close attention to the areas marked No Parking.

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