As we know, METRO Light Rail has extended their operating hours on April 3 and 4 so fans can ride to and from the Tempe Music Festival. The Light Rail will be available until 12:30 a.m. both nights with the last trip east or westbound from the Mill Ave./3rd St. station in Tempe at 12:30 a.m. The Tempe Music Festival is expected to close at or near midnight on both nights so this should give everyone enough time to enjoy all of the great entertainment! It really does make a lot of sense to avoid traffic and parking hassles by riding the rail to the Mill Ave./3rd Street stop in downtown Tempe!
The â€œsmart moneyâ€ saysâ€¦ Get your tickets NOW! General admission tickets are $35.00 until MARCH 30th! After March 30, GA tickets will be $45.00. VIP tickets are available for $100.00, see their ticket page for more details and for information on how to get discounts via Circle K.
The lineup for the music fest is AWESOME with some amazing artists performing at this yearâ€™s event. But, the festival is about a lot of other really cool things to do, as well. You gotta check out the Red Bull Wake Lab which is a massive floating skate park at Tempe Town Lake, allowing riders to perform amazing tricks, raising the sport to never-before-seen levels. A ton of great general information about all of the festivities is available on the Tempe Music Fest web site.
Donâ€™t forget, Budweiser will be distributing free taxi coupons to festival goers on both days of the event, and Jose Cuervo and The Edge 103.9 will be giving out 1,000 free METRO Light Rail passes as well. (might have to contact the Edge for the scoop on those tickets)
More than 40 food, beverage and retail vendors will also be on-site offering product samplings, giveaways and other promotions all weekend long. Other fun sports related and kid friendly activities will include:
The Red Bull Air Force, a 12-man team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers, BASE jumpers and Para gliders on the planet. The team combines for over 130,000 skydives and 5,000 BASE jumps. Throughout the year, they perform more than 60 demos including air shows, NFL football games, NASCAR races, motocross races as well as skydiving and BASE jumping competitions. These all-out wild men have kayaked out of airplanes, ski BASE jumped off a 30-story casino and developed a form of â€œfree flyingâ€ that allows the skydiver to fly at speeds close to 340 miles an hour and will do doing demos all weekend long;
A fully-operational Circle K store on-site, with all proceeds from the store going to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation;
The SRP Lilâ€™ Rockers Area with hands-on interactive instruments and music-related arts and crafts;
The SRP Music Shack Stage & Garage Band Competition where the SRP Garage Band Competition finalists will battle it out to see who will open for major 3 Doors Down and All American Rejects at the festival;
Corona Cove, a traditional beach-themed area between the Historic Mill Avenue Bridges at the waterfront that will have sand volleyball, and Tempeâ€™s own Big Bang dueling pianos as well. The area, presented by Corona, will also allow event-goers a close-up view of the Red Bull Wake Lab Competition;
B Lounge presented by the Budweiser Family of Beers, which will act as the official VIP area of the event and will include free food and drink and giveaways from Budweiser;
TMF TV, an all-access â€œbehind the scenesâ€ interview program occurring live during the festival;
Bud Light Sports Lounge, which will have plenty of flat screen televisions so festival attendees wonâ€™t miss a minute of NCAA March Madness action.