Jack Johnson, the Roots and a wide variety of other renowned artists are about to descend on the Canton area.
The event kicks off this Saturday and resumes Sunday. Attendees should beef up on their knowledge about the festival's logistics and other information by checking the Life is Good Festival FAQ page.
Here are five things you need to know about the festival:
1. General Information and Entry to Event
The Life is Good Festival is held at Prowse Farm in Canton. Gates for the festival will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and close at about 9:30 p.m.
Parking lots are located near Prowse Farm. Attendees are encouraged to take the MBTA Commuter Rail to the event. Bus shuttles to and from the Rte 128/University Ave train station will run all day. For those that do choose to drive, the following parking is available, according to the festival's directions page:
- If driving from the north via Rte. 95 South/Rte. 128 South, take Exit 13 "University Ave, Railroad Station". Take a left off the exit onto Blue Hill Drive and proceed straight to the MBTA Parking garage.
- If driving from the north via Rte. 93 South - at the Braintree split, merge right, continuing on Rte. 93 South and connecting to Rte. 128 North. Take Exit 2B "Milton, Rte 138N" and proceed straight to the lights, then take a left onto Royall Street. You will be guided by our staff to parking lots on Royall Street.
- If driving from the south via Rte. 3 North or coming from the south via Rte. 24 North, connect onto Rte. 93 South/Rte. 128 North. Take Exit 2B "Milton, Rte 138N" and proceed straight to the lights, then take a left onto Royall Street. You will be guided by our staff to parking lots on Royall Street.
- If driving from the south via Rte. 95 North, continue on Rte. 95 to Rte. 128 North, then take Exit 13 "University Ave, Railroad Station". Continue off of the exit onto and proceed straight to the MBTA Parking garage on your left.
There is accessible parking for those who have a valid, state-issued, accessible parking tag, at both off-site parking areas, which include the Royall Street Offices located off I-93 Exit 2B and the University Ave/MBTA rail station located off I-95 Exit 13. Accessible shuttle vans will be provided. Parking lots will be distinguished by color, so remember the color when you park.
2. Two-Day Passes and Sunday Tickets are Still Available
According to the Life is Good Festival ticket page Thursday, tickets for the festival are still available. The Early Bird and Free Kids tickets are sold out.
3. You Will be Allowed to Leave and Re-enter the Festival
Attendees of the festival will be allowed to enter and leave the festival as they wish, so long as they have tickets on hand each time they enter the festival gates.
4. What You CAN and CAN'T Bring to the Festival
What is allowed ?
- Strollers and small wagons
- Blankets (may not exceed 6'x8') Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape etc. to reserve space is prohibited
- Soft-sided coolers
- Denim jackets
- Combs and other personal hygiene support products
- Regular-size/unframed backpacks
- Two factory-sealed water bottles up to 1 liter each
- Imaginary friends (please note real friends will be required to present a ticket for entry)
- Empty Camelback, Nalgene or other empty clear plastic container
- Small digital cameras or point-and-click 35mm cameras
- A good attitude
What is NOT allowed ?
- Weapons and illegal substances of any kind (this includes but is not limited to tazers, phazers, lasers and any other dangerous futuristic devices that have yet to be invented)
- Alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the festival)
- Chairs (including soft sided collapsible)
- Bad Attitudes
- Framed or large backpacks
- Glass containers of ANY kind
- Skateboards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
- Bicycles inside the festival grounds (bike racks are available onsite next to the church entrance)
- Fireworks and explosives
- Jetpacks or hoverboards
- Instruments and laser pointers (these are super annoying)
- Picnic baskets
- Lawn furniture
- Large or hard-sided coolers (including thermoses)
- Pets or live animals (except service dogs) of any kind, even friendly ones
- Cyborgs and robots (particularly evil ones) and any other type of artificial intelligence
- Video or Audio recording equipment â€" no video recording will be allowed
- Professional still camera equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms, or commercial use rigs)
- No illegal vending is permitted - no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
- No tailgating!
- No camping!
- Bad Magic tricks
5. The Full Schedule
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21
· Yo Gabba Gabba- 11:55 a.m.
· Gentlemen Hall- 1 p.m.
· Quinn Sullivan - 1:45 p.m.
· Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - 2:30 p.m.
· Trampled By Turtles - 3:15 p.m.
· Lake Street Dive- 4:15 p.m.
· The Roots - 5:15 p.m.
· Dawes - 6:15 p.m.
· Daryl Hall & John Oates - 7:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22
· Yo Gabba Gabba- 11:55 a.m.
· Josh Panda & The Hot Damned - 1 p.m.
· Jesse Dee - 1:45 p.m.
· Bahamas - 2:30 p.m.
· Preservation Hall Jazz Band – 3:15 p.m.
· Delta Rae - 4:15 p.m.
· Amos Lee - 5:15 p.m.
· Good Old War - 6:15 p.m.
· Jack Johnson - 7:15 p.m.RELATED PATCH LINKS:
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Life is Good Festival 2013: Full Schedule
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