BIG Something, Possum Holler Productions, Life Is Art Studios and What's Next‽ Concepts are proud to present:
THE BIG WHAT??? (3)
June 26 - 28, 2014
New Location: Mebane, NC
3 Magical Nights of Music, Art, Life, Love and Mystery!
At a NEW LOCATION on a beautiful farm in central NC with 3 stages, an 18 hole disc golf course, woods camping, car camping, live art gallery, vendor village, and outdoor showers!
Featuring performances by:
BIG Something (3 Nights)
The Larry Keel Experience
BIG DADDY LOVE
Big Daddy Something
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Dirty Bourbon River Show
Sol Driven Train
Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band
The Hip Abduction
Tauk (late night stage)
Arpetrio (late night stage)
The Family (late night stage)
Electric Soul Pandemic
People's Blues of Richmond
Moon Water (Widespread Panic Tribute)
Bluegrass for Breakfast w. Coddle Creek
Artist at Large: Marcus Horth
Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for $75
Prices Increase June 1st!
RV Passes and more info available at: www.thebigwhat.com
Tent camping (or hammock camping) is encouraged and included in the ticket price. Please camp in designated areas only. Personal campfires are strictly prohibited. Campsites are claimed on a first-come first-serve basis so come early if you want to ensure a good spot. Please do not occupy more space than necessary with your camp site. We expect the grounds to reach capacity and will need to make room for everyone. Thanks for your help with this. Come fully prepared for an outdoor summer environment with hot days and cool nights. Check below for a list of what to bring.
Parking = $10 Per Car (Cash Only)
There will be an additional $10 parking fee per car, collected at the gate (cash only). Please carpool with as many people as possible to help us make room for everyone and limit our carbon footprint.
General Admission Car Camping
Everyone is welcome to camp next to their car this year for no extra charge! Each camp site in the car camping area comes with 2 parking spaces: 1 for your car, and 1 for your camp site. You also have the option to camp elsewhere on the property – there are many great wooded camp sites available just a short walk from the parking area.
Upgraded Car Camping - (SOLD OUT)
Only 1 pass is needed per car. Upgraded Car Camping passes include access to a more secluded camping area on the property where you can park your car and camp next to it along a shady tree line with more room for a larger camp site setup and a direct path to the concert area just a short distance from your camp site. Please note: this is a pass for your vehicle only and DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR TICKET TO THE EVENT. This pass also waives the $10 general admission parking fee.
RV Camping passes will be available to purchase for $100 in advance (online @ www.thebigwhat.com) or $120 at the gate (cash only). Only 1 pass is needed per RV. Each pass includes access to the RV camping area with room for your vehicle and camp site. Please note: RV camping passes DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR TICKET TO THE EVENT. RV passes also DO NOT include a power or septic hook up of any kind. Small generators will be permitted for use with RVs. Please make sure everyone camping with your RV has purchased a general admission ticket. Anyone planning to arrive with an RV, Camper, or Trailer will have to purchase an RV Camping Pass or pre-arrange it with us. Any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send volunteer submissions to email@example.com
All volunteers will be coordinated in advance. We do NOT accept walk-up volunteers. Even if you have volunteered in the past, please do not show up and assume you will be able to volunteer if you have not already made specific arrangements with our volunteer coordinator. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding with this.
Gate Ticket Sales
Tickets will be available at the gate if the event has not sold out in advance. All gate ticket sales will be CASH ONLY.
Thursday: Noon – 11 pm
Friday: 9 am – Midnight
Saturday: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday: Please vacate festival grounds by Noon.
ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS!!!!!
Anyone found using fireworks – big or small – of any kind will be ask to leave the festival without a refund. This is something we must strictly enforce for a number of different reasons. We can’t stress this enough! PLEASE NO FIREWORKS. DO NOT BRING THEM. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. Don’t make us angry. YOU WOULDN’T LIKE US WHEN WE’RE ANGRY… YARRRRRR
ABSOLUTELY NO PETS!
We love our animal friends, but we ask that you please leave them at home for this event. Really, please do not bring your dog or squirrel on a leash or snake or ferret or any other pet. We know we have hosted events with pets in the past, but we cannot make any exceptions this year. Pets and their owners will not be allowed to enter the festival. Please make other arrangements for your animals while you are gone for the weekend.
Also Available on Site:
- An 18 Hole Disc Golf Course!
- Outdoor Showers (new this year!)
- Delicious Food Vendors, Frozen Drinks, Bagged ICE, and Water for sale (No alcohol sales – BYOB)
- Arts and Crafts Vendors
- Homegrown Music Network Artist Merch w. official BIG What T-shirts!
- Art Gallery, Live Painters, & Free Expression Bus
- Performers, Visuals, and Light Show!
- Contests, Theme Nights, and an abundance of other nonsense and surprises. Decorations, Costumes and things that GLOW are highly encouraged!
THE WHAT AWARDS! – THEME NIGHTS & CONTESTS
Plan a costume or bring props to complement your favorite theme and you could win a What Award?! Mystery Box containing special gifts and amazing prizes.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Please help us keep the festival grounds clean and beautiful. We’ll need your help with this! Several hundred people camping, partying, eating, driving, sitting, peeing and doing all the things we do makes for a real impact on our physical environment. Our goal is to minimize that impact in all the ways we can. First we ask that you CARPOOL! CARPOOL! CARPOOL! We can’t emphasize this enough. The less cars, the better!
Next make sure to Plan Ahead and Prepare! Pack it in, and pack it out – just like any camper on the Appalachian Trail is required to do. Be responsible for your materials and limit the packaging and trash you bring. Please also be conscious of your cigarette BUTTS – get creative and make a decorative container to store your butts in rather than toss them on the ground. We’ll have trash cans and recycling bins set up, but we want to see if you can leave no trace without using them!
What does your footprint look like? Are you planning decorations for your camp or theme that could blow away or come apart? Keep the LNT philosophy in the back of your mind as you plan. We have faith in you! Lets work together to leave our land better off than we found it!
NO ATM ON SITE
NOTE: We will NOT have an ATM Machine on site so bring some extra cash just in case you need it. There is also a general store and gas station close by in case you need supplies or an ATM.
CELL PHONE SERVICE
ALSO NOTE: Cell Phone Service is not great at the venue but can be accessed in certain areas.
Photography is encouraged. On behalf of the artists please refrain from using flash photography near the stage.
HAVE FUN! But please respect the following rules:
- Participate at your own risk (you will be required to sign a liability waiver at the gate before you enter)
- Underage drinking is illegal and will not be tolerated
- Drinking and Driving will not be tolerated
- All firearms and weapons are strictly prohibited
- No Fireworks
- No illegal substances
- No glass
- No campfires
- No charcoal grills
- No pets
- No tents in the concert area(s)
- Respect your fellow campers, BIG What Staff, the Land and our Neighbors
- Festival staff reserves the right to remove anyone displaying inappropriate or disrespectful behavior from the festival grounds.
NO Golf Carts or ATVs
No unauthorized use of golf carts or ATVs are allowed on the festival grounds.
WHAT? … to bring
- Your Ticket Receipt (if purchased in advance), or cash for a ticket (no credit cards or ATMs on site)
- Valid Photo ID
- A friend … (or two!)
- Directions and address to The BIG What?
- Water! / Drinks
- Food / Snacks
- Camping Gear / Sleeping Bag or Hammock
- Hammer for Tent Stakes
- Toilet Paper
- Extra Cash for Food, Water, ICE, Merch, or just in case you need it
- Reusable Plates and Utensils
- Camping Stove – propane only (NO Charcoal!)
- Spray Fan / Small Water Gun
- Flash Light / Headlamp
- BUG Spray
- Bathing Suit
- Bar Soap / Toothbrush etc.
- Something Warm to wear at night
- Extra pair of shoes and socks
- Umbrella or Poncho (just in case)
- Glow Things / Light Up Toys
- Costumes / Fashionable theme wear
- Body Paint
- Pen and Paper
- A Question mark on a stick or Funny Sign
- Crazy Hat
- Fake Mustache
- Giant Sunglasses
- An open mind and positive attitude