Does food come with my ticket purchase?

Food is NOT included with any ticket. Food will be provided by more than 15 Local and National vendors. There will also be Food Demonstrations with limited tastings. There will be vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options offered by select food vendors.

Will there be a cash bar?

Bars will work on a ticket based system, tickets are $6 each. 1 ticket = 2 water or 1 beer, 2 tickets = wine, shot or mixed drink, 3 tickets = 2 shots

Ticket stations will be placed throughout the BBQ grounds, and tickets can be purchased with cash or card. Each ticket will have a stub as proof of purchase. Bartenders accept cash tips.

What if drink tickets come with my ticket?

If you purchased a ticket for Early Bird Admission, or General Admission you will be provided your drink tickets at check-in.

What is the best way to get to the Gateway Pavillion?

Metro is walkable, and adjacent to Gateway’s St Elizabeth campus. The last train leaves at 12:46am. For non-drivers, ridesharing would be ideal.

Where can I park?

A newly paved 2,000 car parking lot is available adjacent to BBQ grounds. Parking fees are $10 for our fully secure and monitored lot.

What does the VIP ticket include?

VIP tickets include roof deck access, cocktail bars, unlimited drinks, VIP photo booth access, reserved seating at Culture Stage, hookah access, a speedy entrance plus commemorative Midnite BBQ gift.

What items are prohibited?

Bottles, glass, backpacks, outside food or drink, weapons, pens, SLR cameras (unless you are on the approved media list - please request credentials here.)

Is this a 21+ event?

Yes, 21 plus strictly.

What if it rains?

The festival is outside and we’ll be there rain or shine. The Midnite BBQ won’t stop!

If I leave the event, can I come back in?

Once your ticket has been scanned, you will not be permitted to re-enter without purchasing another ticket if you exit the security checkpoint.

What are the set times?

Follow our social media accounts (@themidnitebbq) to see the official set times, which will be posted closer to the festival date.