2019 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.


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. 

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 General Admission/Lawn Area. Due to the limited quantity of reserved seats, your child must be able to sit on your lap for the duration of the show or you must purchase a reserved ticket for them. 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.  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 partner is Eventbrite. In the event that a show sells out, we support and recommend the LYTE Exchange as our only approved reseller. 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 represented 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. It’s a reality and we see it every day.

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.

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 is now available for Greensky Bluegrass & Holler on the Hill

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 bottles 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. Reserved ticket holders with children under 5, kids must be restricted to your seat (in your lap) or they will need to have a paid ticket. 

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?

We do not have public water station at normal concerts. Bottled water is sold for $3 at all events with the proceed directly benefiting future shows at the park.

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, using rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft or take advantage of our Pedal & Park location for free bike parking. Please pay close attention to the areas marked No Parking.

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