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Festival Info

General Rules

  • ATTENTION WEEKEND G.A. TICKET HOLDERS: All weekend G.A. ticket holders must have their ticket(s) available on both Saturday and Sunday for scanning upon entry. Tickets may be in the form of a digital mobile image, printout or hard ticket.
  • All ages welcome.
  • Ages 5 and under are free.
  • Everyone is subject to search upon entry.
  • Re-entry available only to VIP pass holders.
  • No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
  • Rain or shine.
  • Lineup and set times subject to change.
  • Festival ends by at 10:00 pm on both days.
  • Music Tastes Good is not responsible for email notifications that are not received.
  • All passes, including box office purchases, are subject to taxes and/or services charges at checkout.

Code of Conduct

Music Tastes Good is committed to creating a safe and memorable experience. In order to provide an environment where families can enjoy the festival, we have instituted a MUSIC TASTES GOOD CODE OF CONDUCT inside the venue.

The following actions will result in warning and/or ejection:

  • Irresponsible use of alcohol.
  • Public nudity or obscene clothing.
  • Accessing seated/restricted areas without proper passes.
  • Taunting, abusive or disruptive language and obscene or offensive gestures, imagery or symbolism.
  • Urinating in public (anywhere other than a proper restroom).
  • Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
  • Possession/use/sale of illegal drugs and weapons.
  • Engaging in sexual behavior in public.
  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
  • If an individual participating in this behavior is uncooperative or a persistent offender, he/she will be removed from the venue site and festival wristband revoked. In certain situations, the offender may be arrested.

The following items are allowed:

  • Backpacks (medium)
  • Cigarettes (unopened)
  • Digital Cameras (Non-Pro; no detachable lenses)
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Ear Plugs
  • Empty Water Bottles (for water refill stations)
  • Fanny Packs
  • Film Cameras (Non-Pro; no detachable lenses)
  • GoPros (no poles/extenders)
  • Hats
  • Lighters
  • Glow Sticks
  • Single compartment purses
  • Small Bags (20″x 20″ or less)
  • Small Beach Towels
  • Sun Block (non aerosol)

The following items are not allowed:

  • No Audio Recording Devices
  • No Balloons, Balls, Inflatable Balls, Frisbees
  • No Bicycles
  • No Bota Bags
  • No Caution Tape / Rope / Lassos
  • No Chains / Chain Wallets
  • No Coolers
  • No Drugs and /or Drug Paraphernalia
  • No Drones, Remote Control Aircrafts, Toys or Cars
  • No Fireworks / Explosives / Flammable Liquids
  • No First Nations headdresses
  • No Flags
  • No Golf Carts, Dune Buggies, Electronic / Motorized Scooters
  • No Hover Boards, Segways, Self Balance Wheels, Horses
  • No Large Misters
  • No Laser Pointers
  • No Lawn Chairs
  • No Musical Instruments
  • No Outside Food or Beverage
  • No Pets
  • No Professional Cameras / Video Cameras (i.e., no cameras with a detachable lens)
  • No Selfie Sticks
  • No Spray Paint / Giant Markers
  • No Squirt Guns
  • No Tents
  • No Umbrellas (beach, rain, etc.)
  • No Weapons of any Kind (Includes Guns, Ammo, Pocket Knives, Pepper Spray, etc.)
  • No Wagons or Wheeled Carts
  • No Abusive, Foul or Disruptive Language and / or Obscene Gestures
  • No Fighting, Taunting, Threatening Remarks or Gestures
  • No Over Intoxication or Signs of Impairment Related to Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  • No Sitting, Standing or Loitering in Designated Fire Lanes/Pedestrian Pathways
  • No Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed
  • No Unauthorized Solicitations, Flyers, Sampling, Give-Aways, etc.

ATTENTION WEEKEND G.A. TICKET HOLDERS: All weekend G.A. ticket holders must have their ticket(s) available on both Saturday and Sunday for scanning upon entry. Tickets may be in the form of a digital mobile image, printout or hard ticket.

Q: Who's playing Music Tastes Good 2018?

Q: Where can I buy passes?

A) You can purchase tickets here!

Q: What kind of tickets are available?

A) We only have 2 ticket types this year, General Admission & VIP Passes. General Admission grants access to all music & taste components this year, for a break down of what General Admission & VIP Passes are, head here.

Q: Can I buy tickets the day of the festival?

A) Yes, however prices will go up day of show. General Admission prices increase to $100/Day and $170/Weekend, while VIP Pass prices increase to $200/Day and $325/Weekend.

Q: What is included in the VIP ticket?

A) View all of what’s included in a VIP Ticket here.

Q: Do I need to buy a ticket for the Taste Tent?

A) Nope! This year, we decided to open up the Taste Tent so everyone can enjoy the experience! Delicious bites and premium drinks will be available for purchase within the Taste Tent, and there will be plenty of shade and room for you to lounge for a bit while watching demos from our talented chefs.

Q: How much will the upgrade for VIP be?

A) The cost of upgrades will vary based on when you choose to upgrade. Since prices will go up as the fest gets closer, it’s best to upgrade sooner rather than later.

Q: Can I upgrade before the festival; let’s say a week before?

A) Yes! (Subject to availability)

Q: If I buy a day pass, can I leave and re-enter?

A) With a GA ticket, there is no re-entry. However VIP ticket holders will be able to leave and re-enter the fest, though everyone will be subject to search upon each entry.

Q: When will I get my wristband?

A) This year, we will not be using the RFID wristbands. When you buy your tickets, all you’ll need to do is print out your order and take it with you to the festival or, better yet, use your Eventbrite app to keep your e-ticket on your smartphone for an easy and paperless scan at the gates of MTG.

Q: Will payments at the festival be cashless again?

Nope! Payments will be done the good old fashioned way with cash or card.

Q: How can I submit my band for MTG?

A) Music Tastes Good does not currently take submissions, however, we sometimes hold contests during the booking stage. If you follow Music Tastes Good, you can keep in the loop about those opportunities: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Q: How can I become a vendor?

A) The submission deadline has passed for 2018’s Music Tastes Good (as of July 6, 2018). For those who have submitted, you will be receiving a status update by July 13th, 2018.

Q: How do you choose vendors?

A) When coordinating which businesses to choose for the limited space within the festival, we try our best to make sure that no category is over-saturated. We also research each business to account for its authenticity.

Q: How can I Volunteer?

A) Please read through all the information found here, then click on the link provided on that page to complete and submit your form. Please keep in mind, filling out the form does not guarantee you will be chosen to volunteer at this year’s MTG.

Q: How can I get a media pass?

A) For press inquiries and media pass requests, please email [email protected]. All requests will be vetted for authenticity and those chosen for media passes will be contacted by a representative of Music Tastes Good no later than September 1st, 2018.

Q: Which Band/Artists will be playing each day?

Q: Is MTG all ages?

A) Yup!

Q: What time does the Festival start?

A) The gates will open at 11:00 A.M. and music will begin at noon.

Q: What time does the Festival end?

A) Both days will end by 10:00 P.M.

Q: How many stages will there be?

A) There are technically three stages: two for music (one being a rotating stage where sets will be mostly back-to-back) and one in the Taste Tent for demonstrations and DJ sets.

Q: Are there ins and outs?

A) Only for those with VIP passes.

Q: Where is the festival located?

A) 2018’s Music Tastes Good will be at the same location as last year’s event: Marina Green in Downtown Long Beach located at 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Q: What will parking be like?

A) There are several paid parking lots around the event space, however we do encourage using rideshare options, metro, and bikes.

Q: How can I get there?

A) Marina Green is located at 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Blue Line is a great option for those coming from the Los Angeles area. You can find routes and timetables here.

The AquaBus should also be running their weekend service if you feel like floating around Downtown. You can find a map and times here. (Just make sure that you are looking at the timetable for the applicable dates!)

Ride or rent a Bike! There will be a Bike Valet at the festival and Marina Green is conveniently located right along the beach bike path! Learn more about Long Beach Bike Share and stations here.

Q: I’m coming in from out of town; where should I stay? Are there any hotel discount codes?

A) Yup! The Courtyard by Marriott in Downtown Long Beach is offering a rate of $159 per night for Music Tastes Good attendees. Space is limited, so book soon! Click here to book your room today.

Q: The regulations state that cameras (non pro) are allowed. What does that entail?

A) If it has a detachable lens, it’s not allowed. It’s just our festival policy that allows us to have quality control over the photography of our festival, and is also compliant with some of our performance contracts. Thanks for understanding!

Q: Will there be lockers inside the venue?

A) Yes, there will be lockers for rent.

Q: Will there be shade?

A) Of course! Trees and tents will help ease the sun’s rays.

Q: Can I bring a chair?

A) Due to capacity and safety concerns, we cannot allow outside chairs in.

Q: Will there be First Aid on site?

A) Yes, medical stations will be clearly marked on the festival map.

Q: Can I bring my medical prescriptions (asthma, insulin, etc.)?

A) As long as all medications are properly labeled with your name, phone number, and emergency contact. Names on prescriptions must match the person’s I.D.

Q: Can I pass out flyers inside or outside?

A) Sorry, but no. Being so close to the water, we don’t want flyers flying into the ocean!

Q: Can I bring water into the festival?

A) Outside food and beverage will not be permitted, however you can bring empty containers to refill at our free refillable water stations 🙂

Q: Will there be water?

A) Yup! There will be refillable water stations throughout the fest.

Q: Will there be food and beverages?

A) Of course! There will be plenty of vendors throughout the fest.

Q: Will there be vegetarian options?

A) Absolutely!

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A) Unfortunately, no. With so many festival-goers milling about, we want to make sure everyone (including your pup) stays safe. Plus, it’s going to get pretty loud.

Q: Can I bring my Service Animal?

A) Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Access Center immediately upon entry to the site. Your service animal will be permitted into the event so long as they remain on a leash or held, and are wearing the appropriate vest or paraphernalia marking them as working or service.

Q: Will there be ATM’s?

A) Yup!

Q: Can we roller skate/skateboard at the festival?

A) Roller skates and skateboards are not permitted. The event will take place at Marina Green Park where it is all grass and you’d get some pretty funky stains & burns and that isn’t a party.

Americans With Disabilities Information

Music Tastes Good is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions and/or needs please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The venue is fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances, stages, vendors and all other activity areas.

Parking: A separate ADA lot will be available for patrons with valid handicap placards, plates and/or permits, as well as the applicable proof that it belongs to them. Please follow signage or ask staff upon entering the festival how to access this lot.

*Please note that it is against the law to park in an accessible parking space without the required ADA credentials or to fraudulently use someone else’s in order to gain access to ADA parking spots.*

Access Center: All accessibility-related inquires can be answered at our Info Tent, which will be located inside the venue. Additionally this is the location to recharge wheelchair batteries and/or the other assistive technology requiring electrical recharging, as well as storing equipment.

Accessible Viewing Areas: There will be accessible viewing areas made available to ADA patrons who may need to see above the crowd on a number of MTG’s stages. For entrance to the platforms please visit the Info Tent to gain access to these areas.

Getting Around: There are accessible pathways and routes throughout the venue. We encourage all patrons to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Info Tent. 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

Service Animals: Persons with disabilities and their service dogs or miniature horses that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for those persons with disabilities are welcome at MTG, as are those training service animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Due to large-scale animal service fraud, and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Box Office immediately upon entry to the site. Any service 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.

All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.

Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.

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