Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a wristband?
The wristband is your “ticket” to the Apex Jazz Festival. It allows you access to any of the 10 pub venues/performances and access to the beer & wine garden – main stage.
Where can I park during the Apex Jazz Festival?
The streets of Downtown Apex will be open as usual during the festival, so there are no parking restrictions. Free parking is available along the streets and in the public parking lot off Saunders Street (across from the Apex Police Station). Additional free parking is available at the Apex Town Hall and Community Center complex on Hunter Street. CLICK HERE for a parking map of Downtown Apex.
Can I bring children to the festival?
All ages are welcome in the 10 pub venues and the food court area at the Apex Jazz Festival, but no one under 21 years of age will be admitted into the fenced-off beer & wine garden – main stage area.
Can I bring a stroller into the beer & wine garden – main stage?
No, strollers are not permitted in the beer garden/main stage area. This area is 21 and over only.
What Special Rules Apply to the Beer & Wine Garden – Main Stage?
- No person under 21 is allowed inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
- No strollers will be permitted inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
- All person(s) picking up wristbands or entering the beer & wine garden – main stage must have a valid photo ID and be 21 years or older.
- Apex Jazz Festival staff reserves the right to card any beer & wine garden – main stage patron at any time.
- No smoking is allowed inside the beer & wine garden – main stage.
- Apex Jazz Festival staff reserves the right to refuse service to any person who is visibly intoxicated.
Is the beer & wine garden – main stage cash only?
You will need drink tickets to get beer or wine in the beer & wine garden – main stage. Drink tickets will be for sale at both the ticket sales booth and inside the beer & wine garden – main stage. Drink tickets can be purchased with either cash or credit card. Drink tickets are non-refundable.
What time does the beer & wine garden – main stage open?
3:00 pm on the day of the festival. Last call in the beer garden is 11:30 pm.
Can I bring food and drink to the festival?
Outside food and drink is not allowed in any of the pub venues, as most of them are the restaurants and pubs in Downtown Apex. Outside alcohol is prohibited in the beer & wine garden – main stage, as a variety of beer and wine will be available for sale there. In addition to the great restaurants and pubs along Salem Street, there will be outdoor vendors serving food and beverages during the festival, including a tent-covered dining area with tables and chairs open to all ages.
Can I bring lawn chairs to the festival?
Lawn chairs are not allowed inside any of the pub venues. Lawn chairs are not allowed on the sidewalks outside any of the pub venues. Inside the beer & wine garden – main stage there will be a number of tables set up. While lawn chairs are not restricted in the beer garden/outdoor stage area, due to safety and fire codes, if the amount of lawn chairs becomes a safety hazard, they will have to be removed.
What about tickets?
All tickets include a wristband that grants you access to all venues including the headliner performance at the beer & wine garden – main stage. This includes all pub venues as well. Please note that the beer & wine garden – main stage area is restricted to persons 21 and older.
How will I know where the pub venues are?
All pub venues will be marked with flags during the festival, and signs will be posted in front of them with the names and times of the performers. Additionally, festival maps will be available at the will-call/information tent.
I won/purchased tickets prior to the event, where do I pick them up?
The festival will-call and ticket sales booth will be set up in a prominent location along Salem Street.
Can I buy tickets the day of the festival?
Yes, tickets will be available the day of the festival at the ticket sales booth on Salem Street.
What time does the will-call/ticket sales booth open?
12:00 noon on the day of the festival.
What method of payment can I use to buy tickets?
Cash, credit card, or PayPal (online only).
What if it rains?
The Apex Jazz Festival is a rain or shine event. Both the beer & wine garden – main stage will be fully covered. All of the pub bands will perform indoors.
Is there wheelchair access for the festival?
The beer & wine garden – main stage is wheel chair accessible. Most of the pub venues are Downtown Apex restaurants, which are also wheelchair accessible. However, in two of the festival venues, Rock Harbor Grill and Anna’s Pizza, music will be performed on the second floor, which is only accessible by stairs in both venues. Handicapped parking is available throughout Downtown Apex.