All bags will be searched before entry.

Bags will be restricted to small purses, fanny packs, and single pocket drawstring bags only. Bags may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” and must have only one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.

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  • Bags that do no comply with the bag policy listed above - you will be asked to take your bag back to your vehicle if it does not comply!

  • Oversized umbrellas (golf umbrellas) or umbrellas with a pointed and/or metal tip

  • Outside food or beverages

  • Cans or glass bottles

  • Alcohol, Contraband

  • Pets (except service animals)

  • Selfie/GoPro sticks

  • Video equipment / recording devices

  • Professional cameras that are not approved through the media credential process

  • Laser pointers

  • Skateboards / Inline Skates / Bicycles

  • Coaster wagons

  • Kites, Frisbees

  • Picnic baskets

  • Weapons of any kind

Common Ground Music Festival reserves the right to alter carry-in policies at any time.

Common Ground works closely with local authorities to ensure the safest possible experience. You will notice uniformed and plain-clothed security throughout our festival. They are there to keep you safe, do not hesitate to ask them for help if you need immediate assistance.

For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all fans are subject to a full and complete airport-style search prior to entry. This may include a full body pat-down and magnetometer screening before entry. If you would like to be screened by security personnel of your same gender, please let security personnel know prior to the search process. Screening of children will always take place with the consent of a parent or guardian.

Security will confiscate items if they are illegal. They will not hold any items until the festival is over. If you’re bringing prescription medication, make sure the name on the label matches the name on your ID, and our medical team will clear it at the entry gate.

If you see something suspicious, say something!

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Please review the emergency exit and shelter map to the right.

Q: Where are the evacuation shelters located?

Q: If the park has to be evacuated, is the festival cancelled?
A: Not necessarily! In case of evacuation, check back on this page for updates, OR follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @cgmusicfest.

Q: When an evacuation ends and fans are allowed to re-enter the site, how do I find out if any set times have been adjusted?
A: Updated set times will be available on the lineup page of the website, and will be sent out on social media.



Common Ground does not tolerate any harassment based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, body size, appearance, age or national origin. If you feel like you’re being harassed, are the victim of nonconsensual touching, or otherwise feel unsafe, please report it to the nearest staff member.

    If you or a friend need emergency assistance at the festival, go to our medical tent (red & white strip tent next to the Merchandise). Be honest with emergency personnel – they are here to help you, NOT get you in trouble. If you see someone who looks like they need help, look for one of our staff members wearing a Common Ground shirt or anyone with a radio.

    If you think you’ve been the victim of sexual violence or harassment, please report it to the nearest staff member or go to a Medical Tent for help.

    Remember: NO MEANS NO. No matter the situation, it is never ok without consent.