BIG BRUSH CREEK INFORMATION
Big Brush Creek Farm is a wooded 1,170 acre site with large fields, trails, a small lake, ponds, streams and stone roads. It’s Tennessee at its best, natural and green. This special weekend is about merging the state’s natural beauty and its natural music, roots. Like any civilization, we have rules. Please read them.
Big Brush Creek Farm is our host. Please respect their beautiful land and don’t litter. We hand you garbage bags upon entry, please use them and leave filled bags at your campsite. 50 years beyond Woodstock, we believe in a clean festival, so you’ll notice the clean-up crew workin’ it. Waste bins are located all over the site. If we want to see a 2020 BBC ROOTS Fest, just leave footprints, and help others in need. Be kind.
WHEN DO THE MAIN GATES OPEN?
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9am. The last band ends about 6pm Monday, May 27.
WHEN IS THE LIVE MUSIC HAPPENING?
Fri. May 24 starting at 4pm, Sat. May 25 and Sun. May 26 from noon to 11pm and Mon. May 27 from 11am-6pm. (Possibly gospel music 10:30am Sun. May 26)
I HAVE A QUESTION RELATED TO TICKETS AND NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE.
For ticket questions call (240) 848-0889 from 8am-7pm CST or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS or SHIRTS AND HOODIES?
Only from this website. Nothing else is authorized.
CAN I GO IN AND OUT OF THE FESTIVAL ANYTIME?
Yes. However, if you plan to camp and stay through the weekend, you may leave anytime, however moving through the campground is dangerous and you must drive under 5 mph with one foot on the brake. In a car camping format, mixing moving cars and tents especially at night can be deadly if you are not careful. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE YOUR CAR ONCE YOU ARE PARKED.
HOW MANY STAGES? HOW MANY BANDS?
1 Main Stage: 25 bands plus Bonfire Bluegrass Minstrels
ANYONE IN THE CAMPING AREA MUST WEAR A CAMPING WRISTBAND KINDS OF WRISTBANDS
1-Day festival, weekend festival, camper (sold per person), VIP, Staff, Vendor
WHAT KIND OF VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT OR CAMPING AREA WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL PASS EXCEPT INDIVIDUAL ENTRY OR CAMPING PASSES?
Cars, pickups, SUVs, vans, small campers under 20’ in length do not require any additional pass. RV’S & VEHICLES W/ TRAILERS totaling over 20’ require an RV PASS.
ARRIVAL & ENTRY PROCEDURE
Drivers - please follow the directions given to you by camping directors.
On site speed is 5 mph, slower in the camping lanes, watch out for pedestrians everywhere.
Upon entry, stay in your vehicle. We will scan your tickets at your vehicle.
PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE UNLESS GOING TO WILL CALL OR A PORTA-JOHN.
Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to drive.
All persons entering festival premises must be wearing a colored wristband given to you at entry.
Due to modern security concerns, all vehicles are subject to search before entering the property.
If you refuse to have your vehicle searched, you will be turned away- no exception.
WILL I NEED TO SHOW ID TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL?
Yes, and your ticket.
You will need picture ID if you want to buy beer or alcoholic beverages proving you are 21 yrs. of age or older, allowing you to obtain a drinking wristband. No underage drinking! If you provide alcoholic beverages to a minor, you will be ejected from the festival and not allowed to return. Your ID does not need to be a government issued picture ID.
CAN I JUST PARK FOR THE DAY AND SEE THE SHOWS, THEN LEAVE.
Yes, the one-day parking lot is located on the left after you have entered the site just before you reach the concert area, so it’s easy in, easy out. Parking in the one-day lot is $5.00 per day.
THIS IS A CAR CAMPING FORMAT means you camp right next to your vehicle, so you must not take a double space. So, please set up close as possible to one another. The Camp Directors will help guide you. Utilize space efficiently. You must camp in the spot you are directed to.
on Fri, Sat and Sun nights after 11pm. Camp side bluegrass music.
NO OPEN FIRES – NO CANDLES!
No campfires accept the huge festival bonfire every night featuring campsite bluegrass players.
Safe camping stoves are permitted. Cook with gas or coal. Have a container of water sitting nearby to put out coals or cinders falling on the ground, the fire dept. is nearby.
Wood cooking must use an enclosed grill or cooker. If you don’t want to cook at all, plenty of good food and beverage will be available for sale. Delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack foods are available.
Potable water is free. 16.9 oz. bottles of drinking water are $1.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL?
The closest hospital is: 17 mi. South on SR 111, Erlanger Sequatchie Valley Emergency Department, Dunlap, TN (423) 949-2000 It’s best if you are on site, that you first come to First Aid in the vendor area or contact a festival worker or just look for the Red Cross compound in the concert area.
WHERE IS The CLOSEST GAS STATION?
Local gas in Cagle: About 5 mi. south on SR111.
Cagle Mountain Trading Post, good restaurant-cheap gas.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST POLICE STATION?
Here on-site. Contact security. Emergency services are also onsite. Please notify any event staff member to report any medical or security issues. The Security HQ is located at the concert area.
MY WALLET IS MISSING, WHAT DO I DO?
Come to the Festival Office located behind the stage. Open 24 hrs. Bring a friend with ID.
I NEED TO RECHARGE MY ELECTRONIC DEVICE.
Come to the recharge tent in the concert area. See the site map.
WILL MY PHONE WORK AT THE SITE?
We’ll try to have a portable cell tower, but don’t count on it, the signal presently starts at the intersection of White Oak Swamp Rd. and SR 111 about 2.5 miles away from the site. Recharge tent is $1 per device. Bring your power cord. Wi-Fi may or may not be available at the event, we are not sure yet. Stay tuned. Land phone lines are in the festival office for your use.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL, CAN I BRING MY OWN?
In your campsite, you are welcome to bring whatever food you want. You just can’t bring it into the concert area. The festival will feature many delicious foods incl. BBQ from professional, licensed food vendors. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or munchies are available in the concert and beer.
WHAT KIND OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE FOR SALE?
Cold beer at $5 per 16oz. can, for the camping area 6 packs and cases.
You cannot bring in your own.
A drinking wristband is required.
CAN I BUY ICE, WATER AND WHAT ABOUT POTABLE WATER FOR CLEANING AND COOKING?
Ice is available for $3/ 10 lb. bag. 16.9 oz. (handheld) bottles of water are $1.00 each. Stay hydrated! Potable water is available outside the camping area for free. Bring a couple plastic gallon jugs to fill.
CAN I BRING A COOLER?
In your vehicle to the campsite, YES. Into the concert area, NO.
WHERE CAN I WASH MYSELF?
Bring a towel, soap, shampoo and other toiletries. Potable water for your campsite is available for free. Bring a carry container.
IS SWIMMING ALLOWED IN THE LAKE?
Fishing is ok, but swimming in the lake is not recommended, a snapping turtle was spotted in there the other day. We will probably have wading and swimming in the concert area pond.
IS THERE A GENERAL STORE ONSITE?
Yes for general needs; camping items, hygiene items (toothbrush, deodorant, soap, tampons, combs etc.), hats, sunglasses, hardware, flashlights, batteries, paper goods, aluminum foil, coolers, bungies, tarps, tent stakes, duct tape, water containers, festival merchandise, etc.
WHAT TO BRING?
Either an RV or a tent, cash, ID for drinking, sleeping bags and ground pad, towels, toiletries, plastic water jugs, towels, prescription meds., itch cream or Neosporin, second key to your car, poncho, clothing for the number of days you are there, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, cooler, no glass, soap, travel size shampoo, walking shoes, sandals, recharge or car charge cable for your device, check your vehicle oil and radiator water level beforehand, etc. Carry and use a flashlight at night in your campsite. Bring extra batteries. Using your phone light will use up the battery.
NOT ALLOWED ONSITE
NO weapons except a small camping knife or utensils to eat with, NO fireworks, axes, machetes, hatchets, glass containers, bottles or drinking glasses, motor scooters, mini-bikes, ATV’s, motorized bikes, (bicycles are ok- bring a lock), in the concert area- no backpacks, cameras (phone is ok) or recording equipment. No illicit hard drugs. SECURITY WARNING: RENTED BOX VANS & LARGE TRUCKS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.
ALSO NOT ALLOWED ONSITE:
All vehicles entering the site are subject to search for weapons. We live in modern times. We will look inside vans and RVs.
NOT ALLOWED IN THE CONCERT AREA
CAN I CAMP FOR LESS THAN 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS?
Yes, but we only sell weekend camping passes.
HOW MANY NIGHTS CAN I CAMP?
The camping pass is for 3 nights and 4 days. However, if you feel you need to stay over Mon. night, May 27, you may sleep it off and depart Tue., May 28. Checkout by 9am.
WHAT ABOUT HOTELS/ MOTELS?
Traveling back and forth from Hotels is not suggested. You are contributing to traffic congestion. However, there is one motel in Dunlap, several in McMinnville, three in Sparta, Dayton has five, and others further away. Plan to camp or pile all of your friends into a motorhome and share the cost. No hookups, no dumping. If you do decide to stay in a hotel, you only need the weekend festival passes cause you are not camping. Daily parking is $5.00 per vehicle per day.
2 Local gas stations in Cagle: Savage Gulf Market, located on SR 111, 2 mi. S of White Oak Swamp Rd.
OR Cagle Mountain Trading Post, SR 111 about 5 mi. South, the restaurant has good food, cheap gas.
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RV REPAIR?
Dan's Mobile RV Repair Service Pikeville, TN (423) 554-2136 Closes 7PM
Camper Johns RV Service and Repairs, McMinnville, TN (615) 489-9065 Closes 7PM
Dunlap Family RV Repair Shop Lebanon, TN (615) 444-6161
WHAT DO I DO IF I LOCK MY KEYS IN MY CAR OR NEED A JUMP OR CAR REPAIR ON SITE?
J&J Complete Car, contact Joey: Fri 7am-11am (423) 949-4025 Sat, Sun, Mon: (423) 827-5779
NEED AUTO PARTS
AutoZone Auto Parts, Dunlap, TN (423) 949-4025 Open 7- 9PM, Sun 8AM-8PM
Black Cat Tire Exchange Tire Shop Dunlap, TN (423) 949-2153 Closes 5PM
Coming from the NE (Knoxville): SPARTA
Coming from the NW: (Nashville) MCMINNVILLE
Coming from the S: (Chattanooga) DUNLAP
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, also known as Lovell Field, is located 5 mi. east of the central business district of Chattanooga. They do have rental car agencies. Address: 1001 Airport Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
LOST & FOUND
Lost items turned in can be found at the Festival Office located in the back-left corner of the backstage area which can be easily accessed by ticket holders.
Are welcome. Bikers yes, biker gangs NO, NO colors. Be aware, we have police on site… modern times.
USE THE TRAILS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
ABSOLUTELY NO DOGS ALLOWED!
No dogs in either the camping area or concert site. If you have a sight guide dog, let us know at the front gate upon entry.
We have wheelchair friendly porta-johns throughout the site. You can camp near one. Be aware that this is a farm so the land features may or may not be easy to negotiate in a wheelchair. You should contact us ahead of time to make arrangements for your particular needs.
Everyone will be required to leave by 9am Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Please take some time to help clean the property.
WANT TO HELP?
If you wish to help wok on the event as a paid worker or as a volunteer, click on the link at the bottom of the home page.
OVERVIEW THE GOLDEN RULE…. Be respectful to your neighbors, and their campsite, property. Be kind to each other, share space, and help those in need.
These rules are for your health, safety and happiness. THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE.
Ticket bearer assumes all risk of inclement weather and land/ water hazards.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Anyone entering the festival must be 18 yrs. of age or be accompanied with an adult at all times. BREAKING ANY OF THE RULES ON THIS PAGE MAY RESULT IN YOUR WRISTBAND BEING CUT AND YOU BEING ESCORTED OFF THE PROPERTY OR WORSE. PLEASE COOPERATE FOR A BETTER EVENT :o)
These rules can be amended / changed at the discretion of the Producer for the benefit of everyone. Have a good time and travel safe. Always wear your seatbelt.