Now in its 3rd year, Tailgate Fest is back with a new location at the Auto Club Speedway. For a festival that allows fans to enjoy music without leaving the comfort of their own cars, it's the perfect location. As Tailgatefest says on their site, they're "the first country music festival that caters to the fans who show up hours before the concert to pop a top, drop a tailgate and turn the parking lot…or in their case, hundreds of acres of lush green grass… into the party."
For the third edition, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Dierks Bentley are headlining the two-day festival. While Bentley is launching a tour with his fictitious ’90s band, Hot Country Knights, at Tailgate Fest he'll be performing as himself.
While you don't have to tailgate to attend, for anyone planning to tailgate, make sure you're aware that Tailgate spots for your car are only included with a minimum of "two wristbands per spot" purchase. "Single wristbands" are available for festival attendees who want to access the tailgate lots but are not bringing their own vehicle. For fans that just want to see the music without access to the tailgate lots, those options are included below as well.
How Much Are Tailgate Fest 2020 Passes and Tickets:
Options that include a Tailgate spot for your vehicle + festival wristbands:
GA Tailgating + 2 Wristbands, $199: Includes Two (2) Festival Wristband and allows back and forth access to GA Tailgate Lot
VIP Tailgate Spot + Two VIP Wristbands, $599: Includes One (1) VIP Parking Spot in Row 2 -Row 5 (stageview) Two (2) Stagefront VIP Festival Wristbands and allows back and forth access to GA Tailgate Lot + Access To Boots & Bikinis Sidestage MEGA POOL PARTY VIP CLUB w/Private Bars & Bathrooms 1-hour Early Access to Gates (9am for VIP) Priority VIP line for all Concessions & Merch.
ULTIMATE VIP Tailgate Spot + Two UVIP Wristbands, $1,199: Inlcudes One (1) Ultimate VIP Front Row Tailgate Parking Spot (closest stageview), Two (2) Front Row Festival Wristbands and allows back and forth access to GA Tailgate Lot + Boots & Bikinis Sidestage MEGA POOL PARTY VIP CLUB w/Private Bars & Bathrooms Priority Meet & Greet Sign Ups Backstage Artist Lounge Access Private Performance Stageside Exclusive Viewing Area Priority Sign Up for Brunch, BBQ’s, Pool Cabanas 1-hour Early Access to Gates (9am for UVIP) Priority VIP line for all Concessions & Merch
Hicksville Trailer Park USA, $9,999: Includes Private Airstream Fully Stocked, Catered BBQ Lunch, Snacks, Beer, Ten Ultimate VIP Passes, Boots & Bikinis Mega Pool Party and Private Viewing Area + Trailer Concierge, Commemorative Cornhole Set To Take Home, Personalized Merch For Your Group, Collectors Edition Lawn Flamingo, Backstage/On-Stage Viewing, Private Performance, Meet & Greet w/ Artist Of Choices
Options that do not include a Tailgate spot for vehicle, but provide access to Tailgate Lot:
GA Single Wristband, $99: Includes One (1) Festival Wristband Allows back and forth access to GA Tailgate Lot.
VIP Single Wristband, $299: Includes One Stagefront VIP Festival Wristband, Boots & Bikinis Sidestage MEGA POOL PARTY, VIP CLUB w/Private Bars & Bathrooms, 1-hour Early Access to Gates and Priority VIP line for all Concessions & Merch
Ultimate VIP Single Wristband, $599: - Comes with One Front Row Festival Wristbands, Boots & Bikinis Sidestage MEGA POOL PARTY, VIP CLUB w/Private Bars & Bathrooms, Priority Meet & Greet Sign Ups + Backstage Artist Lounge Access, Private Performance, Stageside Exclusive Viewing Area, Priority Sign Up for Brunch, BBQ’s, Pool Cabanas, 1-hour Early Access to Gates, Priority VIP line for all Concessions & Merch
Options that do not include a Tailgate spot or access to Tailgate Lot:
GA Wristband Non-Tailgating, $89: - Same as GA Wristband, but without access to Tailgate Lot.
VIP Wristband Non-Tailgating, $249: Same as VIP Wristband, but without access to Tailgate Lot.
Ultimate VIP Wristband Non-Tailgating, $549: Same as VIP Wristband, but without access to Tailgate Lot.
Where Does Tailgate Fest 2020 Take Place
For it's 3rd year, Tailgate Fest moves to the Auto Club Speedway, formerly California Speedway, which is a two-mile, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California. The AutoClub Speedway is located about 90 minutes from Los Angeles. The speedway is served by the nearby Interstate 10 and Interstate 15 freeways as well as a Metrolink station located behind the backstretch.
What Is Tailgate Fest 2020 Lineup
Saturday, Aug. 15: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Currington, Carly Pearce, A Thousand Horses and Logan Mize.
Sunday, Aug. 16: Dierks Bentley, Justin Moore, TLC, Ross Ellis and Alex Hall.
DJ Bad Ash, who warmed up the crowd between sets last August, will return for both days.
What Are Best Hotel and Airbnb Options For TailgateFest 2020
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2019 Tailgate Fest Summary:
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.
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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.