Fool’s Paradise FAQ’s

What airport is closest to the venue?
Jacksonville is 1 hour north.
Gainesville is 1.5 hours west.
Orlando is 2 hours south.

What if I need a ride to/from the airport?
Call (904) 824-9400 AT LEAST 24 hours in advance to reserve a ride from the Airport Express of St. Augustine. We recommend giving them as much of a heads up as possible.

Is the venue GA?
Yes, the venue is all GA, despite what Ticketmaster reflects. The only section that is not GA is a section of seats in front of the soundboard, reserved for VIP ticket-holders.

Does the GA ticket grant admission the late night concert series?
No, late night tickets are separate from the Fool’s Paradise event. Limited tickets for all late-night shows remain.

Is there re-entry to the venue?
Yes, you can come and go to the event as you please, as long as it’s during the duration of the ticket day/s you have purchased.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child?
Most shows do not require parents to purchase tickets for children under the age of two. Please bear in mind the child will not have a seat and must remain on the parent’s lap throughout the show. If a seat is desired for the child an additional ticket must be purchased at the regular price.

What else does VIP entail?
VIP tickets grant you priority access to the pit, reserved seating area in front of the soundboard, discounted alcoholic beverages, artist happy hour, and AJ Masthay design poster and t-shirt.

Is VIP worth it?
Depends. Are you funky or are you fresh?

Is the camping ticket separate from the event ticket?
Yes, the camping pass is separate from the event and includes a spot for camping and transportation to and from the event.

Does everyone need their own camping ticket?
Yes, one camping pass per person.

What if it’s just me and one other person sharing a tent?
See above.

Who gets transportation?
All campers and VIP hotel package ticketholders will have wristbands that grant access to transportation to/from the event. This includes rides home from late night shows. Transportation will be going back and forth every 30 minutes.

Is there parking?
There is limited parking in the venue lot. We recommend keeping the roads safe and taking taxis when needed.

Who do I call for a ride?
Here are some local taxi numbers:
• First Coast Taxi: (904) 825-9999
• Abraxi Taxi: 904-599-6666
• Eco-Ride: (904) 827-7206
• SaxTaxi 904-800-6000
• Uber & Lyft are also available in the area.

How will parking work?
There will be event parking, but space is limited. We don’t recommend driving your car.

What events will there be aside from music?
There’s more to look forward to than just the music, as Fool’s Paradise is also offering exciting Florida excursions with your favorite artists! Whether it’s mini-golf with Lettuce’s Adam Deitch and Jesus Coomes, a crocodile crossing and zip-lining adventure with Break Science’s Borahm Lee, or a sailing escapade with Ryan Zoidis, Eric “Benny” Bloom, and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, you’ll be rocking your Saturday alongside the best.  More information here.

When does the music go until?
The St. Augustine Amphitheatre shuts down music at 10:30pm.

What can I do after that?
When the music ends at the Amphitheatre, some late night ragers are going down across the street at the Elk’s Lodge. The full late night lineup includes Vulfpeck and Break Science on Friday, as well as Goldfish and The Fools of Funk supergroup on Saturday. More information and a very limited supply of tickets can be found here.

Also happening less than two miles down the road is “Fool Moon,” a late-night offering at St. Augustine music scene staple (and grilled cheese emporium), Planet Sarbez. Both nights will feature blowout sets by Jacksonville powerhouse Herd of Watts; on Friday they’ll be joined by Gainesville reggae-funk monsters Morning Fatty, and on Saturday MANẎFEST will kickstart the night, with Orlando’s rock machine The Groove Orient shutting it down. More information can be found here.

What items are allowed/prohibited for venue?
What to bring when you come to a concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

  • Your funkiest self
  • Seat Cushions
  • Poncho or Jacket
  • Blankets
  • Palm-size Point & Shoot Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

What NEVER to bring to a concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

  • Backpacks
  • Hula hoops
  • Outside Food or Drinks
  • Umbrellas
  • Large Cameras with Detachable Lenses
  • Strollers
  • Weapons or items construed as weapons (e.g. guns, knives, sticks, fireworks)
  • Video Cameras
  • Audio Recorders
  • Musical Instruments
  • Gifts for the band
  • Chairs
  • Alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Skateboards or inline skates
  • Personal property that is a potential hazard to others (e.g. chains, wallet chains or jewelry with spiked edges)

Will there be food?
Yes, several food trucks will be there catering to all dietary needs. That means you, vegans.

There will be: The Muncher (New Orleans Style), SPORKS (delicious grub), Pele’s Pizza  brick oven digs), Vegan Hotdog cart, Wingin It, Ticos Tacos (Chef style tacos, burritos, nachos), Kenyan coffee and pastries, Big Island Bowl (Acai bowls), and Hyppo (Local Organic frozen popsicles).

Will Lettuce and GRiZ really be playing together?
Yes. For the first time ever, renowned electronic pioneer GRiZ and funk powerhouse Lettuce will join forces! The exciting full-band collaboration will take place during the second half of GRiZ‘s Friday evening set on 4/1. Lettuce will help GRiZ close out the headlining set on the first night of the two-day event.

What is a Vulfpeck?
Vulfpeck is a half-Jewish German-American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart have released five albums under Vulfpeck. If more information is needed, come see them perform twice at Fool’s Paradise.

Which day should I go?

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