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California Roots: The Carolina Sessions

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Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

California Roots: The Carolina Sessions

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
DAY OF General
Day Of General pass for the Carolina Sessions.
Ended $60.00 $6.69
Advance General   more info Ended $50.00 $5.74
Cali Carolina Shuttle Pass
THIS IS NOT A FESTIVAL PASS and YOU NEED 1 SHUTTLE PASS PER PERSON. SATELLITE PARKING-- We will have shuttles from the satellite parking lots directly to the venue. It is safe and secure and will be your easiest way in an out of the venue. Shuttle Hours: 10AM to 2AM Oleander Drive/Independence Mall 3500 Oleander Dr Wilmington, NC 28403 / Area of parking lot behind Starbucks near entrance to Belk. Look for the Cali Roots signs and other like minded folk. SHUTTLE PICK UP AND DROP OFF We are offering a shuttle pass for $5. This will be a round trip pass that will get you from one of our satellite parking lots listed above the venue and back to your car at the end of the night. Shuttle hours 10AM to 2AM (Gates at 11AM and the music starts at 11:25) Last shuttle leaves Battleship at 1AM.
Ended $5.00 $1.47

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PLEASE review the parking and transportation page on our website to be 100% aware of road closures, satalite parking and shuttles. Reading this page will help you with your plans.



What can I bring?


Smiles and good vibes!  You’re at the California Roots Festival The Carolina Sessions!


One empty water bottle or camel bag up to 1 liter. Camel packs are welcome but must be empty for entry. There will be free water filling stations inside.


Sunscreen for the afternoon and blankets for the evening. Blankets limited to 4’x4’, space will be limited.


Dancing shoes!  Hula Hoops!


One medium sized backpack.  No large or framed backpacks.


Strollers or wagons to carry the little ones.


Non-Professional cameras still and video (no cameras with detachable lenses).


What is not allowed?


No frowns and bad vibes!


No weapons of any kind.


No fireworks or explosives.


No outside food.


No squirt guns.


No glass containers.


No outside drinks. (the exception is baby bottles)


No alcohol.

No Illegal Drugs.


No coolers of any size.


No  tents, pop-ups, canopies or umbrellas.  These block the view for others.


No chairs.


No large or framed backpacks.


No tailgating in parking lots.


No refunds, exchanges or cancellations.


No pets (except service animals with required credentials).


No unauthorized vendors allowed!!


* List subject to change.

The Basics…


What time do the festival grounds open?

Gates open at 11:00AM

What time does the music start?



What if it rains can I get my money back?

Nope, this festival is rain or shine! No refunds.


Can I go in and out of the festival grounds throughout the day?



Will the festival sell out?

Possibly.  Have you seen the line up??  Make sure to get your tickets now!


What’s up with parking?

Official Festival Parking Passes can be purchased in advance on our website.  Parking is extremely limited and you will not be allowed to enter the battleship grounds without the correct parking pass.

Then how will i get to the show?

Taxi's. walking in, being dropped off by a friend. We will be announcing a satalite parking lot and shuttle soon.

I wanna know when my favorite bands are playing.  Can I find that info anywhere?

Yes.  A few weeks before the festival we will post the stage schedules on our website and our Facebook page.  



It sucks when I go to a festival and there’s trash all over the place.  How is the California Root Festival Carolina Sessions going to deal with all that trash?

We agree.  It’s totally gross when that happens.  We need your help in keeping the venue clean by placing all of your trash, recycling and compost in the proper receptacles found throughout the festival grounds.  Leave the Scene Clean!


Can I bring my….


Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely!  We welcome families of all ages.  Kids 10 and under are free.  Strollers and wagon for carrying the kiddies are permitted.


Can I bring my pop-up tent and canopy and umbrellas and chairs and set up camp in the festival grounds?

Unfortunately, no due to safety concerns, we are asking you to leave the tents, canopies, chairs and umbrellas at home & bring blankets to sit on instead.


Wait, I can’t bring my chair?



Can I bring my water bottle or camel bag?

Sure, as long as when you enter the festival it is empty.  Once inside, you can refill at one our free water filling stations.


Will there be…


Will there be food and beer at the festival?

Yep!  There will be a bunch of delicious food vendors plus a number of beer and wine booths.


I’m vegan. Will there be something for me to eat at the festival?

Yes, there will be yummy vegetarian and vegan options from our food vendors.


Will there be First Aid on site?

Of course.  We will have the EMT’s on site.

Will there be ATMs?

Yes, the will be a number of ATMs inside the festival grounds but we encourage you to bring plenty of cash in advance.


Will there be ADA accommodations at the Carolina Sessions. YES. We will have ADA bathrooms as well as a section roped off.


Will I be able to find Security if needed?

Absolutely.  Security will be at the front gate, near the stages and roaming throughout the festival grounds.  They will all be wearing YELLOW colored shirts.  They are happy to help!

I’m a …


I’m a professional photographer.  Can I come take pictures?

To submit a photographer pass request, email pr@californiarootscarolina.com


Dude, I’m in a band that rocks!  How can we play at the Carolina Sessions?

We are sure you rock.  Sadly, we are booked for the 2013 festival.


I’m a kick-ass volunteer.  How can I help?

We couldn’t do all of this without volunteers. If you want to volunteer at the festival please email



I’m super pumped about the festival and want to tell the world!

Awesome!  We would love your help in spreading the word!  To join the Roots Crew send a email to promoter@californiarootscarolina.com

Ticket Info

Q: How long will Early Bird Tickets be available?

A: All tickets are available on a first come first serve basis and only available while supplies last.  Different price tiers can be seen here.  We will let you know via our website & Facebook page when we are about to run out of Early Bird tickets.  

Q: I’m broke but I want to see the show!

A: Lucky for you, we have Early Bird tickets.  Get your tickets now for crazy good deals!

Q: I’m having technical difficulties buying my tickets…

A: Contact our fantastic ticket provider, EventBrite for all of your ticket purchasing questions.  1-888-810-2063 or http://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us/


Q: Will you be selling tickets at the gate?

A: If passes are still available, we will be selling them at the Front Gate for Day-Of prices. But, I’d get my tickets now if I were you!


Q: I ordered my tickets on EventBrite and now I want to know when I’m going to get them.

A: Please contact our fantastic ticket provider, EventBrite for all of your ticket purchasing questions.  1-888-810-2063 or http://www.eventbrite.com/contact-us/


Q: Can I get a refund for my ticket?

A: There are no refunds, no cancellations or exchanges.


Q: What happens if I lose or damage my festival wristband?

A:  You must buy a new wristband to re-enter the festival grounds.


Q: But that sucks because I was just dancing really hard and all of the sudden my wristband was gone.

A: We know. That sucks. You must buy a new wristband to re-enter the festival grounds.


Q: I saw some guy on the street corner that’s selling Carolina Sessions  tickets.  I think they are $5 cheaper than the ones you are selling.  Should I buy my tickets from him?

A: Please don’t. Only tickets bought from the California Roots: Carolina Sessons Festival website, at the Official Carolina Sessions Ticket Outlets, or through EventBrite.com are guaranteed to be authentic.  We therefore recommend that you do not buy tickets from a secondary ticket vendor not listed above.  Fake tickets and wristbands may appear to appear to look like the real thing but they will not pass the California Roots Festival security measures.  Fake tickets will be turned away.  The California Roots Festival is not responsible for any counterfeit tickets.



Have questions about California Roots: The Carolina Sessions? Contact California Roots Events.

When & Where

Battleship Park
1 Battleship Road Northeast
Wilmington, NC 28401

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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