2021 MOKB Summer Concerts at Garfield Park

General Information, Rules & FAQs

Please be advised of recent updates to our show policies, permitted items and general guidance as the Covid-19 positivity rate continues to increase in Marion County. We realize that some of these changes may be an inconvenience; however, we are solely focused on ensuring the safety of our guests, employees and artists. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through updates and changes that are rapidly evolving.

Soon, many shows and concerts will require proof of vaccination and/or a negative Covid-19 test for admission. For MOKB Presents concerts, these new safety measures will go into effect for all shows on or after September 3, 2021 unless directed by an artist or local official to begin sooner.

As both shows will take place prior to our September 3 start date, we ask you to be cautious and responsible as you attend these events. If you are ill or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, please stay home. We’ve provided an update to our safety policy below.

We hope you enjoy the shows.  Please be respectful of our park.  We are very protective of this fantastic Indianapolis treasure.  Please do your part to pick up your trash and help us leave the park in the same condition as it was before the show. 


COVID-19 Safety Message

For the remaining two shows at Garfield Park, which includes Billy Strings on 8/21 and Soul Asylum on 8/22, safety protocols will follow CDC guidance as outlined below. Verification of vaccination and / or negative test verification will begin on all shows on or after September 3, 2021 and continue indefinitely.

• If you are feeling sick, experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive or is suspected to have contracted COVID-19 – please stay at home.
• In areas with high COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask at crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated
• People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider
• If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial high transmission
• If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask at indoor public places

All of our safety precautions are subject to change at any time and are always based on the safety of our performing artists, employees and fans. Please do your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you are able, make plans to be vaccinated immediately.

Box Office, Will Call & Onsite Ticket Sales

Box Office & Will Call are located at the top of the MacAllister Amphitheater, near the Southern Avenue entrance, and is accessible by trail from anywhere in the park.

Billy Strings 8/21: Sold Out – No tickets available for purchase
Will Call Opens at 4:30 p.m, Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Soul Asylum 8/22: Tickets available online and at the box office on day of the show
Box Office & Will Call open at 5:00 p.m. Cash and credit cards are accepted for onsite ticket purchases.

Security Screening

For the safety of all guests, fans and performers; ALL attendees and their belongings are subject to search, metal detector screening, pat-down and/or wanding prior to entering the venue. All security precautions are conducted to ensure the safety of the event.


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.  

Lawn/Folding Chairs

Billy Strings 8/21
Update: Due to space constraints, and to ensure guests have proper space to safely enjoy the performance, lawn chairs and blankets will NOT be permitted.  Guests are permitted to bring one “beach-style” towel to use in the lawn area.  

Soul Asylum 8/22 
Personal lawn/folding chairs are permitted in designated areas only.  Guests are allowed 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. 

Permitted Items

• For lawn chairs & blanket questions, please see section above
• “Beach-style” towels or smaller
• 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)

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. If your event features reserved and lawn seating, you must purchase a reserved ticket for them to accompany you in the Reserved Seating area. Children must be supervised at all times.

Parking & 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 in designated areas only.  Look for parking attendants to help you.
• Do not park on ANY grassy area if it has been raining

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.

Any guests found to be offering or purchasing alcoholic beverages for a minor will be removed from the event without a refund

Ticket Brokers, Re-Sellers & Counterfeit Tickets

Buyers Beware: Only purchase tickets from authorized outlets. Our official ticketing partner is See Tickets and will be the only tickets accepted at events. 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 (For shows with reserved ticket options)

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.


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

Will proof of COVID-19 vaccination and / or negative COVID-19 test be required for entry?

At this time, guests are asked to use the honor system for admission to the event.  While we encourage everyone that is able to get vaccinated, our procedures for vaccination proof will not go into effect until September 3.  Please review to our Covid Safety Update at the top of this page for guidance. Face coverings are strongly encouraged for all attendees.  If you are feeling sick or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay at home. 

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, and for safety reasons, we do not allow passouts for normal concerts. 

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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