Where is the festival held?
Summer Sundown Music Festival is being held at Larson's Landing, 8724 E Marine Rd, Effingham, IL. 62401. For a map and/or directions to the venue, click here.
What happens if it rains?
We get wet! Summer Sundown is a rain or shine event. We will take all precautions to ensure the safety of our guests. In the event of extreme weather, the event will be delayed. Please keep an eye on the weather conditions and dress appropriately. For the local forecast, click here.
Will I be allowed to re-enter?
Paid attendees will be allowed to come and go from the festival grounds as they please with the help of a handy-dandy Summer Sundown wristband.
Is the festival open to all ages?
Yes! Kids 15 and under get in to the Festival free with a paid adult - maximum (2) kids per adult, please.
Are there hotel rooms and other accommodations available?
We are located just a few miles from Effingham, Illinois – the home of dozens and dozens of hotels. For a list of hotels/motels, click here.
What is the parking situation?
Parking is easy – there’s plenty of space in the fields across the street from our venue to accommodate vehicles large and small. Parking is free and within 100 yards. Handicapped parking will also be available.
What if I want to be a Vendor or Volunteer?
Merchandise, food, & drinks can be sold on the festival grounds by registered vendors only. To apply to be a Vendor, fill out the form here.
To apply as a Volunteer, click here. We only have a limited amount of volunteer spaces. We’ll be calling you in July to confirm if you’d like to volunteer.
Can I bring my own food and/or drinks?
Sorry, not inside Festival grounds. We will not allow you to bring your own alcoholic beverages within the concert area. There will be a variety of great food and beverages including water, soda, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase.
What are the Festival hours?
We are tentatively scheduled from 11:00 A.M. through 10:30-ish P.M. both days. However, we will have some fun stuff to do in the morning if you are so inclined (beach yoga, for instance) and LOTS to do after the Festival "closes." We will host late night acoustic campfire jams, and likely be having a blast into the wee hours.
What should I bring?
An appetite for an eclectic mix of artists from across Illinois and beyond. An insatiable thirst for great beer and a hunger for freshly-prepared Farm to Fest meals. Sunscreen, bug spray, camping gear, yoga mat, swimming attire, a fun-loving attitude, and plenty of good vibes to spread around to your fellow festival-goers. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or folding chairs of some sort. The venue has a limited amount of seating, but plenty of room for everyone to stake a claim and unfold a few chairs! Please, no high-back chairs or chair toppers/umbrellas - the people behind you want to see!
What should I NOT bring?
Bringing your own food and drinks into the festival area is a No-No. There will be a variety of great food and beverages including water, soda, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase. Audio and video recording on anything other than smartphones will not be allowed. Flash photography is also not allowed. Golf carts and similar personal motorized vehicles will not be allowed on the festival grounds. This should go without being said, but weapons of any kind will not be allowed into the festival.
I have a dog. He's a very good boy – yes him is, yes him is. Can I bring him?
We're working on this. More info will be available really soon on how to best handle the pooches of SSMF.