Blue Ridge Rock Festival is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the event amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. Please read this informational guide thoroughly before sending an inquiry email.
For any accessibility-related questions not answered in the guide, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to assist you and address your accessibility needs.
If you plan on staying in ADA Camping, please fill out our ADA Camping Registration Form HERE. Our ADA Camping will once again be placed in incredibly close proximity to the Main Festival Entrance in 2023. For more information and to determine eligibility, read below.
The venue is navigable for people with mobility disabilities. The event is held on grassy terrain with some hills and slopes. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances, stages, ADA viewing areas, vendors, and other activity areas. We encourage all guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. Crutches, walkers and canes are permitted as well to be brought in to the event. If you need to recharge your motorized mobility device, you may do so at the Accessibility Services Hub. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.
We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.
ADA Parking is free-of-charge and will be located on-site, near the Main Festival Entrance. There will be a limited amount of ADA Parking spots for guests with disabilities available on a first-come first-served basis. You will need a verified handicap placard, permit, or license plate to enter this parking lot. The person to whom the placard, permit, or license plate is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger.
To access ADA Parking, please follow signs for the Campground Entrance.
There will be an ADA lane located at the Main Festival entrance. Disabled guests may use this [lane/entrance] to safely enter the venue. After using the ADA entry, please visit the Accessibility Services Hub immediately after so that you can keep using the ADA entry for the following show days.
ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES HUB
Please Note: You must stop here to get your ADA wristband credential. There is no ADA pre-registration before the event – this is all done onsite at the event.
The main Accessibility Hub will be located in ADA Camping, next to ADA Parking and will be open during all hours of event programming. A secondary Accessibility Hub will be located inside the festival arena entrance and will operate during peak hours of the event. At these locations, you can:
ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREAS
There will be accessible viewing areas made available to ADA patrons at designated stages. To gain access to these areas, please visit us at the Accessibility Services Hub.
Accessible Viewing Area Policies:
Accessible camping locations are available for those with accessibility needs. Campsites include close access to paths, entrances, exits, shuttles, accessible restrooms, and accessible showers.
Accessible camping spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Registering helps us prepare for your group and plan our accessible camping area. Limited spots may be available to unregistered guests onsite but are not guaranteed. You will need a verified handicap placard or license plate to enter the accessible camping area. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger. As part of gaining access to accessible camping, identification will be checked to ensure legitimate use.
If you plan on staying in ADA Camping, please fill out our ADA Camping Registration Form HERE
Service animals are permitted throughout the venue. However, this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Any animal whose task is to provide protection, emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship is not considered a service animal and will not be allowed into the venue. Only service animals that have been individually trained and are under the proper care of their owners will be allowed within the premises.
The following guidelines must be followed:
We ask that you do not leave your animal in your car while you’re inside the event, as vehicles without air conditioning on may become too hot and unsafe for any animal.
We also ask that you do not leave your animal in your RV UNLESS there is air conditioning consistently on for them.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUESTS
We accept requests for any of the following services:
Requests for these services must be emailed to us at least 30 days prior to the event to allow for sufficient preparation. The deadline for this event is Thursday, August 18th. To submit a request, email us at email@example.com with the subject line “Blue Ridge Rock Fest Request”. Please note, all Interpreter requests will not be guaranteed, and are subject to change.
COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS
Blue Ridge Rock Festival will consider any request by a guest with disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices or procedures or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the event. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.
In continually trying to make our event more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We hope you find this guide informative, we look forward to seeing you at Blue Ridge Rock Festival!