Cities97 Basilica Block Party FAQ's

DAY OF TICKET INFORMATION:

Starting at 12:01am each day of the event, people will be able to buy tickets online to print at home at the gate ticket price of $75. All types of tickets will be available at the gate, subject to availability, beginning at noon on Friday & Saturday. Sales at the gate are cash and credit card only. There are no fees if the tickets are bought at the gate. They will be sold at the face ticket value. Tickets will be $75 for a single night, $125 for a 2-night pass and $20 for a child ticket. Children must be present when purchasing a child ticket. The gate tent will also be selling Friday & Saturday BlockStar, BlockLegend, Hall-of-Fame, and FanZone tickets and upgrades, subject to availability.

WHAT ITEMS CAN I BRING INTO THE GROUNDS?
  • Small or disposable cameras, GoPros (without accessories)
  • Small bag or purse, 12″ x 12″ x 6″ only!
  • Binoculars
  • Empty water bottle (non-glass)
  • Strollers

If you don’t bring a bag at all, go through the express check-in “no bag” lines.

WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE GROUNDS?
  • Backpacks
  • Large Bags (Again, size limit above)
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms, Knives, Weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • Recording devices
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • “Selfie sticks”
  • Umbrellas
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Wagons
  • Kites
  • Frisbees
WHAT TIME DO THE GROUNDS OPEN?

The party starts at 5 pm sharp.

IF I LEAVE, CAN I RE-ENTER?

Nope, sorry, once you leave the grounds, there is no readmission.

WILL I BE ABLE TO SAVE MY TICKET TO MY PHONE TO SCAN FOR ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT?

Yes, look for the mobile compatible download when purchasing your ticket.

WHY ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES IF I BUY ONLINE OR BY PHONE

The fee is made up of multiple components: fee to use the Etix ticketing platform, cost to build the BBP tickets on the Etix platform, cost to recover chargebacks from fraudulent ticket purchases, and credit card fees, among others.

CAN I USE CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS ON-SITE?

Credit cards can be used to purchase admission tickets, merchandise, and food and beverage tickets.

ARE THERE ATMS ON-SITE?

Yep, there are ATMs outside the gate, and in three locations on the grounds.

IF I PURCHASE FOOD & BEVERAGE TICKETS ON FRIDAY, CAN I USE THEM ON SATURDAY?

Yes. You sure can.

IF I BRING A CHILD, DO I NEED TO BUY THEM A TICKET TO ENTER THE GROUNDS?

That depends! Children under 5 are free. General admission tickets for children ages 5-12 may be purchased for $20 at the front gate. The child must be with you to purchase the ticket. Children cannot enter any VIP area with a $20 child ticket, a VIP ticket for that area must be purchased for any child over 5.

IS BBP MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

BBP merchandise, along with band merchandise, will be available on site in 3 different merchandise tents. BBP merchandise is not available prior to the event.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

The show will go on, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, information and instructions will be posted on our website, and through our social media accounts.

WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PARK?

See the Directions section of our website. All the info you need will be right there.

IS THERE BIKE PARKING?

Of course! There are bike racks available in the parking lot under the freeway, on 17th Street in front of the Basilica. They are first-come, first-served. No reserved spots here.

IS THE SITE ACCESSIBLE?

We have seating areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of both the PreferredOne Stage and the Great Clips Stage. Temporary pedestrian ramps are installed to make it easier to navigate the curb at the Great Clips Stage. There is also parking in the MCTC ramp for those that need accessible parking. There will also be ADA portable restrooms around the grounds. These areas are marked on the map hand out you can get at the food and beverage ticket tents. If you need assistance on the grounds find a volunteer wearing a t-shirt that says “Safety”. It is their job to assist you.

IS THERE A SPOT WHERE MOTHERS CAN NURSE?

Of course, we have an area where a mother can nurse their child, or pump. It is located in the Basilica School on 16th & Laurel in the lower level ADA restroom.

ARE TICKETS TO THE EVENT TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

No, general admission tickets are not tax deductible. However, a portion of the price of VIP Packages is tax deductible. See more information on these type of tickets in the Tickets section of our website.

IS THERE A GOOD HOTEL NEARBY?

Yes! One of our great sponsors, the Hilton Minneapolis or several other options in downtown Minneapolis. There is a link to special pricing underneath the ticket area of this site.

WHAT’S THE BEST OPTION FOR TRANSPORTATION?

Rides are free on Metro Transit with a special code located in the directions section of this website. Ride your bike! We will have bike racks available in the parking lot under the freeway, on 17th Street in front of the Basilica.

There are plenty more questions and answers available at BasilicaBlockParty.org »

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