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It's the 10th anniversary of Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival, presented by Patterson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hyundai VW, on May 4 in Downtown Tyler! Be sure to read everything on this page, because it has the answers to pretty much any question you might have regarding this year's festival.

NEW THIS YEAR! There will be two GA entrances! One will be at the corner of Erwin & College, and you'll enter Erwin off of S Bois D Arc Ave. The other GA entrance will be located at West Ferguson and College, and you'll enter College off of S Bois D Arc Ave.

Please have your tickets out and ready to be scanned. Your tickets can be digital or printed. We also have a dedicated VIP entrance. No need to wait in those long GA lines (you can if you really want to!). Head over to North Spring Ave behind the Courthouse for quick and easy access to the VIP area.

Regular purses, backpacks, cooler-bags, fanny packs or anything larger than a phone case that is not clear will not be admitted into the festival.

What's the Gate Schedule?

** REMEMBER there is a dedicated VIP GATE and 2 GA Entrances this year!

What's the Music Schedule on the Optimum Stage?

3:40 p.m. - Pony Bradshaw
4:30 p.m. - Treaty Oak Revival
5:40 p.m. - Mark Chesnutt
6:50 p.m. - Kolby Cooper
8:15 p.m. - Casey Donahew
9:45 p.m. - Randy Rogers Band

What If It Rains?

Red Dirt is a rain or shine event, as printed when you bought your tickets and on our website. Even if it's raining, we party. HOWEVER, lightning is NOT rain. If there is lightning and/or severe weather in the vicinity of the festival, everyone will be evacuated from the event to their vehicles or to other shelter. In the case of consistent severe weather, festival officials will meet with public safety officials and the bands to determine the best course of action. Also as printed on our Festival Policies, no refunds will be given.

You are welcome to bring a collapsible umbrella, but no larger umbrellas (patio, golf, etc.) or umbrellas with a metal tip will be permitted inside.

Where Do We Park?

Parking is free, unless certain businesses wish to charge at their lots at their own discretion. We recommend getting downtown early. There is a free parking garage one block from the gate at the corner of College and Elm Street, and lots of parking all around downtown.

Can We Bring Chairs, Blankets, etc.?

Yes. Keep in mind that we will have a designated area in the general admission part of the Square where chairs will not be allowed to offer more people the opportunity to stand and be close to the stage. This will be in addition to chairs not being allowed in the VIP area directly in front of the stage. There will be plenty of room for VIP and non-VIPs to have chairs with great views of the stage.

How Will Alcohol Sales Work?

Drink tickets must be purchased for all alcoholic beverages. There will be two bars; one on the corner of Broadway & Ferguson and one in the middle of the park near the water feature. Drink tickets can be purchased on Ferguson near Regions Bank. For VIPs, there will be a separate VIP bar and location to purchase drink tickets in the VIP area.

Can We Come and Go from the Festival?

Yep. You will receive a wristband when you first enter the festival, which will allow you to leave and return as you please, as long as you have the wristband on, so don't take it off! No wristband = no re-entry. Tailgating is strictly prohibited, and Tyler Police Department will be patrolling parking lots throughout the day.

Will There Be Food Available After the BBQ Part of the Festival is Over?

Every barbecue restaurant participating in the festival is allowed to bring extra food to sell to concert-goers if they wish after 4:00 PM. We will have select food trucks on-site as well.

Where are the Restrooms?

Restrooms will be on Ferguson in the Courthouse parking lot. The VIP section will also have restrooms.

Will There Be Tickets Sold at the Gate?

No, tickets must be purchased online.