Frequently asked questions

General Information

The entertainment schedule can be found here

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.

Yes. There are many vendors who sell art, jewelry, pottery, clothing, handbags, toys, musical instruments, photography, sculpture and folk art.

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 our Family Fun page.
+ May I get into the festival if I am under the age of 18?

If you are under the age of 18 you must be accompanied by and camp with a parent or legal guardian.

Ticket Gate Hours

Thursday 3 PM (For those who purchase Thursday early-entry passes only.)
Friday 8 AM - 10 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 8 AM - 7 PM

Ticketing Information

A. Day and full festival tickets are primarily sold online on this site. Go to the Tickets page. You can also order tickets by phone by calling KCBX at 805-781-3030.

A. There are no refunds. No exceptions

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. 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. There are no group discounts.

Parking Information

A. Parking Pass refunds will be given in the form of Live Oak Bucks. If your vehicle is moved to long-term parking within 1 hour 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. Reserved parking for disabled persons is available for a reduced fee with an official disabled license plate or placard. Please refer to the Tickets page for pricing.

A. No. Motorcycles and mopeds are excluded from any parking fees.

Information for Families

See our Family FAQ.

Rules regarding 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.

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 a reusable container.

Camping Information

A. The purchase of a full festival ticket entitles you to camp overnight. Except for the RV reserved areas, there are no defined camping spaces. The open camping area is available on a first-come first-serve basis.

A.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. (Early entry volunteers are not allowed to reserve spaces for friends before Friday.)


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.There is a designated area set aside for those with disabilities that allows easier access to services. More information for 2019 will be available soon.

A. Call dispatch at the number provided in your printed program.

Volunteer Information

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 volunteer coordinator.


Live Oak hotline/onsite emergency telephone: 805-781-3030
Live Oak fax: 805-781-3025
Website address:

The Live Oak Music Festival is a fundraiser for Public Radio KCBX.