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Early Bird Houston International Festival 2013

Houston International Festival

Early Bird Houston International Festival 2013

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
THE GOOD LIFE   more info $150.00 $3.99
PREFLIGHT PASSPORT   more info $50.00 $1.99
FRIEND   more info $18.00 $1.35

Event Details

Ticket InformationFast Facts | Dates & Hours | Directions | Parking | Map | 

Rules Schmules | Transportation | Where to Stay

FAQ

Performance Lineup

April 20
Bootsy Collins/Diogo Nogueira (Brazil) - Carnaval Brasiliero - Stooges Brass Band - Forro In the Dark (Brazil) - David Grissom - Flow Tribe - Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers - Crying Monkeys - Paula Maya (Brazil) - Luther and the Healers - Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil) - Austin Samba School - Carnaval Parades - International Dancers - Street Performances - Capoiera Luanda - Cooking Demonstrations - Bombon Sound System - Samba Lessons - and much more

April 21
The Wailers (Jamaica) - Diogo Nogueira (Brazil) - Carnaval Brasiliero - Leftover Salmon - Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) - Forro In the Dark (Brazil) - James Hunter - Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys - Brazilian Arts Foundation Band and Dancers - Morena Soul (Brazil) - Alex Garibay & What Is Hip - Austin Samba School - Carnaval Parades - International Dancers - Street Theater - Capoeira Luanda - Cooking Demonstrations - Gospel Brunch - and much more

April 27
Los Lobos - Casa Samba Brazilian Extravaganza - Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe) - SambaDa (Brazil) - Rob Curto & Forro Matuto - Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil) with Kellye Gray/Texas Brass Band - Seu Jacinto (Brazil) - Bombasta - Jose Miguel Yamal Latin Jazz Conjunto - Carnaval Parades - International Dancers - Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico - Street Theater - Capoeira Luanda - Cooking Demonstrations - Flutes of the Amazon - Samba Lessons - and much more

April 28
Aaron Neville - Casa Samba Brazilian Extravaganza - Sergent Garcia (France) - SambaDa (Brazil) - Rob Curto & Forro Matuto - Grupo Fantasma - Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic - Jovino Santos Neto (Brazil) - Suns of Orpheus - Samba Soul (Brazil) - Morena Flor Dancers (Brazil) - Carnaval Parades - International Dancers - Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico - Street Performances - Capoeira Luanda - Gospel Brunch - Bombon Sound System - Samba Lessons - and much more

Ticket Information
NO REFUNDS ALL SALES FINAL.

THE GOOD LIFE $150 ($300 value)

 available online only

One Admission for all four days of the Festival

Parking pass

$20 worth of food and beverage coupons

Access to the Passport Lounge which includes:

  • Shade, seating, and a great view of the Bud Light World Music Stage
  • Private cash bar serving beer, wine and spirits
  • Luxury Restrooms

Invitation for one to:

  • Festival opening ceremony on the steps of City Hall
  • Festival thank you party

PREFLIGHT PASSPORT $50 ($75 value)

available online only

One Admission to the festival on the day of your choice

Parking pass

$10 worth of food and beverage coupons

Access to the Passport Lounge which includes:

  • Shade, seating, and a great view of the Bud Light World Music Stage
  • Private cash bar serving beer, wine and spirits
  • Luxury Restrooms

 

FRIEND $18 ($25 value)

available online only

One Admission to the festival on the day of your choice

$10 worth of food and beverage coupons

GROUPS and EMPLOYEE CLUBS
  • If you have a corporate group or a group of more than 50 people - let's talk - send us an email at tickets@ifest.org
 

Fast Facts

  • Children under 3 years of age are free.
  • Everyone above 3 years old must have a Passport Lounge ticket to enter
  • Sorry, no refunds or cancellations. The Festival will take place rain or shine.

  • ATMs are available onsite. Schedule will be available at ticket and coupon booths throughout the Festival - schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Food and beverage booths and game vendors accept coupons only
  • Credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover) can be used to purchase coupons at coupon booths throughout the site.
  • Bicycle racks available at entrance located at Smith & McKinney.
  • For the safety and security of all our festival peeps, security will be performing bag checks at each gate entrance.

Dates & Hours 

April 20 - 21 and 27 - 28
Admission ticket required per day

HOURS:
Saturdays 11am to 8pm
Sundays 11am to 8pm


Directions
  • I-45 North: Exit Dallas/Pierce
  • I-45 South: Exit Downtown
  • I-10 East: Exit San Jacinto/Main
  • I-10 West: Exit Downtown Smith
  • US-59 South: Exit Louisiana


Road Closures

  • Walker - between Smith and Bagby

  • Bagby – between Walker and Dallas

  • McKinney – between I-45 off-ramp and Smith

  • Lamar – between Smith and Bagby

  • Outbound Allen Parkway – between Bagby and I-45 overpass just west of Sam Houston Park

  • Inbound Allen Parkway – between I-45 / Clay St. split and Bagby


Where to Park

Brookfield Parking Garage
Brookfield Parking Garage

340 W. Dallas at Clay
 
Surface lot parking is also available at W. Dallas & Clay (401 W. Dallas) and available for in the Heritage Clay Parking Garage at 1200 Bagby at Clay.
 
On-street parking is available and free on Saturdays after 6 pm and all day Sunday. Visit an interactive map to see other parking options that are convenient to your destination, a list of other major garages that support downtown events and also tips for making parking hassle-free.
 
If you wanna ride your bike, we've got bike racks available at our entrance at Smith & McKinney.
 

Rules Shmules

In the interest of public safety (and so everyone can enjoy iFest), please forget you have these items or that they exist in your world. Items to be left at home include:

  • Pets - dogs, amphibians, reptiles, snakes, birds, etc.  We love 'em but Houston City Ordinance does not allow pets of any kind 
  • Alcohol and other beverages including bottled water
  • Coolers
  • Food
  • In-line skates
  • Laser pointers
  • Boom Boxes
  • Skateboards
  • Fireworks
  • Weapons
  • Apologies, but due to performer's contracts no recording devices are allowed during live performances. Any person found in possession of such equipment - audio recording devices, video recording equipment, professional camera equipment - will be asked to leave the venue and all film and tape will be confiscated.

Please note that for the safety and security of all our festival peeps, security will be performing bag checks at each gate entrance. Lawn chairs are ok to bring but they will also be checked at the gate.


How to Get Here

Easy access by way of METRO. Call 713-635-4000 or visit METRO for information on routes and schedules and all METRO services.

Where to Stay 

Where to Stay for iFest
Houston iFest Hotels
Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown
400 Dallas Street, Houston, Texas, United States 77002
Telephone: 713-759-0202   Fax: 713-759-1166
 
 
 
 Houston Downtown Hotels Hotels Downtown Houston
Hyatt Regency Houston
1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002 USA 
Reservation Line: 
888-421-1442 or 402-592-6464
 
 
 
 
 

TICKETING FAQ

I ordered my ticket online, how will I RECEIVE my ticket?
All tickets are e-tickets. Check your email inbox for your Order Confirmation from Eventbrite. Your e-tickets will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. Or go green and download the Eventbrite app on your smart phone! IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.

Do I need to PRINT out my tickets?
Not necessarily. Feel free to print out your tickets and bring them to the event entrance. Or go green and download the Eventbrite app on your smart phone!

I bought two tickets, and they both have my name on them. Will this be a problem?
No. The name on your ticket does not matter. Just make sure the bar code on your ticket(s) are not damaged when you print them out. If you want to change the name on your order, click here.

 

 




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