- When is the festival and where is it located?
- What is the schedule for entertainment?
- Are food and beverages available at the festival?
- Are there arts and crafts for sale at the festival?
- Are there children's activities at the festival?
- May I get into the festival if I am under the age of 18?
- What time and day does the Main Gate open?
- When can cars start lining up on Thursday?
- How do I purchase tickets for the festival and what are the ticket prices?
- What is your refund policy?
- I no longer need my tickets. How can I sell or transfer them to someone else?
- What forms of payment do you accept for ticket payment?
- What does a Full Festival Pass include?
- What does a Single Day Pass include?
- May I purchase a ticket for only one or two days of camping?
- Are there discounts for groups?
- What is the cost of parking for the entire festival?
- How do I get my "Live Oak Buck" if I return my car to long-term parking?
- What is the cost of single day parking?
- What is the RV Corral?
- May I park in Campo Bajo?
- What is the cost of handicap parking?
- Is there a cost for motorcycle parking?
Rules regarding use of alcohol
- What are the rules for drinking alcohol at the festival?
- May I purchase alcohol at the festival?
- If I purchase beer or wine may I take it out of the tent?
- Are RV hookups and generators allowed?
- May I reserve a camping space when I purchase my ticket?
- May I camp in Campo Bajo for free?
- May I set up a tent to reserve space for friends?
- Are camp fires allowed?
- May I bring my pet?
- May I jam at night in my tent?
- If full festival passes sell out, is there anywhere nearby to camp?
- I have a disability. Where may I camp?
- What do I do if I have a problem?
- How can I become a volunteer for Live Oak?
- Are returning volunteers guaranteed a job on the same crew as the prior year?
- When can I expect to hear if I've been chosen as a volunteer?
- What if I have applied to be a volunteer and haven't heard anything back? Should I purchase a festival ticket anyway?
- How old do I have to be to be a security volunteer?
- What if I want to be a volunteer and I am under the age of 18?
A. Date: Father's Day Weekend, Fri-Sun
Location: Live Oak Camp, Highway 154: five miles south of Lake Cachuma; about 15 miles from Santa Barbara.
Directions: Live Oak is on Highway 154, 5.2 miles south of the Cachuma Lake campground and 1.8 miles north of Paradise Road. Traveling north, Live Oak Camp is on the right; traveling south, Live Oak Camp is on the left. There is limited signage on Hwy 154. Brown/white LIVE OAK CAMP State Highway signs are placed 1000 feet before the turnoff from each direction.
A. The entertainment schedule can be found here
A. Yes. There are both food and beverage booths where you can purchase beer, wine, soda, coffee, juices, ice and a variety of food. These selections change from year to year.
A. Yes. There are many vendors who sell art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, handbags, T-shirts, toys, musical instruments, photography, ceramics, sculpture and folk art.
A. Yes. Live Oak is a family event. There is an area of the camp which is designated for children. For the activities schedule please see Kid's Activities.
A. If you are under the age of 18 you must be accompanied by and camp with a parent or legal guardian.
A. The main gate opens on Friday at 8:00am.
A. Cars may line up at the ticket gate starting on Thursday at 3pm; it is okay to park/camp in line. Any vehicle attempting to line-up prior to 3pm on Thursday will be asked to turn around and return at 3pm.
Non-emergency parking along Hwy 154 is prohibited; violators may be cited.
No parking is allowed on golf course property.
A. Day and full festival tickets are primarily sold online on this site, click on Tickets above. You can also order tickets by phone by calling KCBX at 805-781-3030.
Please note: There is a $2 per ticket, non-refundable, processing fee for all tickets, except parking passes.
A. There are no refunds.
A. All tickets are transferable. You might use the Live Oak official Facebook page to connect with others wanting a ticket. Please do not sell for more than face value.
A. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express prior to the festival, but only cash and credit cards for on-site ticket purchases.
A. A Full Festival Pass includes camping Friday through Sunday nights and admission to all musical performances and jamming workshops throughout the festival. The Full Festival Pass does not include parking, which must be purchased separately.
A. A Single Day Pass allows you full access to the festival from 8:00AM to 12:30AM for the purchased day. It does not include camping or overnight privileges. We recommend that you purchase single day passes in advance of the event in case of a sellout, but they are usually available for purchase at the gate during the festival.
A. No. One or two day camping passes are not available. Based on finite camp resources, the Live Oak Music Festival is limited as to the number of people who can be on site at any given time.
A. There are no group discounts.
A. Please refer to the Tickets page for ticket pricing.
A. Parking Pass refunds will be given in the form of Live Oak Bucks. If your vehicle is moved to long-term parking within 4 hours of entry to the festival, you will receive Live Oak Bucks which may be redeemed in the KCBX Tent (Mercantile) for cash or merchandise.
A. Please refer to the Tickets page for ticket pricing.
A. You may reserve a spot in the RV Corral for an additional fee and request to be adjacent to friends who are doing the same. Please refer to the Tickets page for ticket pricing. Spaces are limited, so reserve early.
A. Yes. Parking in Campo Bajo (the area outside the main gate) is permitted and is the same price as all other camp parking.
A. Reserved handicap parking is available for a reduced fee with proof of handicap license or placard. Please refer to the Tickets page for ticket pricing.
A. No. Motorcycles and mopeds are excluded from any parking fees.
Rules regarding the use of alcohol
A. No one under the age of 21 may drink on the premises. Underage drinking is not tolerated.
A. If you are 21 and over, yes. Beer and wine may be purchased at the Beer Garden near the main stage.
A. Yes, personal alcohol is allowed in the camping area and the main stage area. No glass in main stage area. Please bring cans, plastic or reusable container.
A. The purchase of a full festival ticket entitles you to camp overnight. Except for the RV Corral, there are no defined camping spaces. The open camping area is available on a first-come first-serve basis.
A. No. Campers must purchase full festival passes to camp and must purchase the same camp parking passes as everyone else. Space is limited and is first-come, first-serve.
A. Unless you are an early entry volunteer, you may set up a tent to reserve space for friends. Roping or tarping off campsites for friends is not allowed. Please do not reserve more space than you need.
A. NO. CHARCOAL BBQ OR CAMP FIRES ARE NOT ALLOWED DUE TO THE EXTREMELY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS YEAR.
A. No pets are allowed at Live Oak Camp, even if they are kept in RVs.
A. Jamming is encouraged, but no amplifiers or late night drumming. Earplugs are available at security or in the Mercantile. Due to sound conflicts with the Main and Hot Licks stages, there is no longer a drumming circle. Please respect the 2:00am curfew for late night jamming; it will be enforced.
A. Nearby camping is available at Cachuma Lake Campground (805-688-4658).
A. Reserved parking and camp sites are located on Live Oak Way at Camp Alto Lane (click here) in close proximity to showers, bathrooms, and phones. An area for wheelchairs in the audience is near the sound board.
A. Call dispatch.
A. All potential volunteers must fill out the online application. If necessary, volunteer applications may be faxed or mailed to prospective volunteers and then returned to KCBX.
A. Generally speaking, no, but returning volunteers have precedence over new volunteers. Each Live Oak Coordinator, however, manages their volunteer selection differently and independently.
A. No later than the end of May. Live Oak typically cannot accommodate all volunteer applicants. For more information, click here.
A. Yes. The cost of your ticket will be refunded if you are selected to be a volunteer.
A. Security volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
A. Any volunteer under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must submit a signed parental consent form, which will be provided by your committee head.
Live Oak hotline/onsite emergency telephone: 805-781-3030
Live Oak fax: 805-781-3025
Website address: www.liveoakfest.org
Chambers of Commerce: Solvang, 805-688-0701, firstname.lastname@example.org; Santa Barbara, 805-965-3023; Goleta, 805-967-4618
The Live Oak Music Festival is a fundraiser for Public Radio KCBX.
All activities that take place at Live Oak Camp are subject to state laws and Santa Barbara County ordinances.