Festival FAQs

Guidelines

We want everyone to enjoy the music, beach and fun. In order to ensure a safe and fun festival for everyone, please remember these guidelines:

  • No animals inside the festival area, except qualified service animals.
  • Tents, umbrellas, backpacks and coolers are not allowed.
  • No outside beverages or food are allowed into the festival.
  • No bicycles or skateboards within the festival area
  • Due to space limitations, no ground coverings greater than 4’x6’ ft are allowed.
  • No “saving seats” or reserving ground spaces are allowed at any time.
  • Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated and persons subject to arrest.
  • All packages, purses, bags and persons are subject to search at any time.

Parking

Public parking in Jacksonville Beach is available, but it’s limited. Plan to arrive early if you drive. Another option is the Beaches Trolley. You’ll shorten your stay in traffic and won’t have to search for parking. Check with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority for the schedule and cost.

Lodging

Coming from out of town for the festival? You can see plenty of hotel and lodging options here.

Is the festival free? What is VIP/Premium seating?

Springing the Blues has always been a free event. But we also offer VIP/premium seating that gives you an enhanced experience for just a few bucks.  With VIP/premium seating, you have stage-front seating with armchairs, drink service (yes, they bring it to you!), private air-conditioned restrooms (no long lines), and beverage and dining area catered by Mojo BBQ. You can purchase VIP/premium seating passes here.

Where can I send a performer package?

Performer packages MUST include recent video clip of a live performance in front of an audience. Please also include bio information, photos and CD or tape and send to jaxbeachfestivals@gmail.com (attn: Terry Dixon) or mail to:
Jax Beach Festivals, Inc.
P. O. Box 51348
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240

We DO NOT return ANY submission materials. All materials submitted become the property of Springing the Blues.

How can I buy the Springing the Blues poster?

Award-winning artist, David Lee, never ceases to amaze us with his ability to capture the festival experience through his annual poster — and he’s been doing it for more than 15 years! His 2017 creation (as well as past years’ posters) will be available for purchase at the festival’s on-site merchandise tent.

How can I apply to be a concessionaire?

Include photos of your operation and description of your business and send to jaxbeachfestivalsvendors@gmail.com or mail to:
Jax Beach Festivals, Inc.
209 S. Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

How can I become a sponsor?

We’d love to have you as a sponsor! We customize sponsorship opportunities for every size company. Email your request to jaxbeachfestivals@gmail.com or call Sam Veal at (904)270-9301.