In only it's second year, some music fans may not have heard of the Tailgate Fest yet, but that's likely to change. Merging tailgating and a music festival makes sense on many levels, and the festival slogan of “Pull Up. Park. Party” pretty much nails the vibe, and is enough to buy a ticket alone. In addition to the opportunity to BBQ, play and hang with friends and family, there's a stellar 2019 lineup that includes Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Lee Brice, Clint Black, Tyler Farr, Big Boi, Lindsey Ell, Locash, RaeLynn, Hardy, Craig Campbell and King Calaway. The event takes place on August 17th and 18th and starts at 10am each day at Leal Ranch in Eastvale, California, which is an easy 50 minute drive from Los Angeles.
What may be most impressive about this newcomer is that passes start at $99, which is extremely low, especially given the A-List talent scheduled. Below are all the ways to see what Tailgate fest is all about, and you can also jump to all the options here on their ticketing platform, Frontgate Tickets. There are still tickets available directly from the festival promoter, so there's no need to shop on the secondary ticket market, where tickets can be more expensive.
We grabbed some action shots from their site, and it looks really fun! The only thing you're not allowed to bring in is a Keg, or Drones. That means you'll have to make do with a couple cases for the day, in what looks like a can't miss event for anyone who likes music, drinking, cooking and hanging. Below are all the ticket buying options, along with prices.
General Admission Tailgate and Standing Room Sections: $99 - Designated sections of the grounds reserved for tailgating with vantage point of the stage though some areas may have limited or obstructed vantage points. Visit Frontgate Tickets for GA Passes for the 2019 Tailgate Fest.
VIP Reserved Tailgate Lot: $329 - Designated sections of the grounds reserved for tailgating with closer vantage point of the stage than the GA Tailgate sections. Visit Frontgate Tickets for VIP Reserved Tailgate Lot Passes for 2019 Tailgate Fest.
VIP Pit Area: $329 - This is the section located directly in front of the stage, closest to the performances and is standing room only like a traditional pit. Visit Frontgate Tickets for VIP PIT Passes for 2019 Tailgate Fest.
Super VIP: $529 - Comes VIP access, along with Pool Platform and Country Club Access (details below). Visit Frontgate Tickets for Super VIP Passes for 2019 Tailgate Fest
Pool Platform: An exclusive area on the side of the stage that is an actual swimming pool where ticket holders can cool down with a beverage and watch their favorite performers (limited number available)
Country Club Access: An intimate area with private bars, a second stage with local acts and special events, and area where the artists hang area out
In addition to all of the above, this is also a camping and RV festival, with tent camping from $150 and RV camping from $300 on Frontgate. Whatever package you choose, there are plenty of ways to see this up-and coming festival to enjoy the music but also the time between the music, where you'll be able to enjoy things like the the Jacked Up Truck competition, Two Step Honky-Tonk and Extreme Cornhole Championships.