FAQs - Basilica Block Party 2021

Basilica Block Party


Q: Is it safe to buy tickets from a source other than Etix?

We strongly recommend against purchasing tickets from unauthorized third party sellers. Ticket selling scams on social media have increased over the past several years within the event industry, and when you purchase from a seller other than Etix, you run the risk that your ticket will not be valid when scanned at the entrance. Please be aware that we are not responsible for counterfeit tickets and if your ticket is not valid, you will not be permitted to enter the festival.

All 2020 tickets were refunded. There are no 2020 tickets that are valid for entry to the 2021 event.

Q: Will tickets be available at the gate?

Yes, all types of tickets will be available at the gate beginning at noon on Friday + Saturday, subject to availability. Gate ticket prices are $80 for single-night and $140 for two-day passes. Gate sales are cash and credit card only, and there are no fees for tickets bought at the gate.

Q: Does everyone need a ticket to enter the grounds?

Everyone over 4 must have a ticket to enter the grounds. A children's ticket may be purchased by phone or at the gate for children 5-12. These tickets are only valid for general admission areas and will not allow the child access to the FanZone, VIP area or Skybox. A ticket of that type must be purchased for a child to enter the area. Children's tickets will be available at the gate even if adult tickets are sold out.

Getting There

Q: What's the best option for transportation?

Paid parking is available in the Minneapolis Community and Technical College parking garage, located at 1420 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55403. We also encourage you to ride your bike! We will have bike valet available on 16th Street and Hennepin by The Basilica.

Q: Is there a good hotel nearby?

Yes! One of our great sponsors, The Hilton Minneapolis, or several other options in downtown Minneapolis.


Q: What accessibility options are available?

We have seating areas for individuals who require accommodation and a clear view of both the AHA Sparkling Water Stage and the Great Clips Stage. Temporary pedestrian ramps are installed to make it easier to navigate the curb at the Great Clips Stage. There is parking in the MCTC ramp for those that need accessible parking. There will also be ADA portable restrooms around the grounds. These areas are marked on the map located at the food and beverage ticket tents. If you need assistance on the grounds, find a volunteer wearing a t-shirt that says "Safety". It is their job to assist you.

We encourage guests needing accommodation to purchase an ADA designated ticket to help us plan for the capacity needed.

Entering the Grounds

Q: What items are allowed into the grounds?

Items Allowed into Grounds

  • Small or disposable cameras, GoPros (without accessories)
  • Small bag or purse, 12” x 12” x 6” only
  • Binoculars
  • Empty water bottle (non-glass)

Items Not Allowed into Grounds

  • Backpacks
  • Large bags
  • Camelback style hydration packs
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Cans or glass bottles
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Firearms, knives, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Professional grade cameras or video equipment
  • Recording devices
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Banners or flags on poles
  • Laser pointers
  • Lawn chairs
  • Skateboards or skates
  • Wagons
  • Kites
  • Frisbees

Q: Can I get in quicker if I don't bring a bag?

If you don't bring a bag at all, go through the express check-in "no bag" lines.


Q: Are there ATMs on-site?

Yep, there are ATMs outside the gate, and in three locations on the grounds.

Q: Is there a spot where mothers can nurse?

Of course, we have an area where a mother can nurse her child, or pump. It is located in the Basilica School on 16th Street + and Laurel Avenue in the lower-level ADA restroom.

Q: If I leave, can I re-enter?

No, there is no readmission once you leave the grounds.

Q: What happens if it rains?

The show will go on, rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, information and instructions will be posted on our website, and through our social media accounts.

Q: How do I stay hydrated?

There will be free water refill stations located throughout the festival grounds. Bring a water bottle (non-glass) to fill up and stay hydrated.