Ultimate guide to Innings Festival 2024 in Tempe: Set times, bag policy, parking and more

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hozier top the bill when Innings Festival returns to Arizona at Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Arts Park for two days of baseball-themed fun in the sun on Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

This is the sixth year Innings Festival has set up camp in Tempe.

Innings Festival will feature 20 artists on multiple stages, including Third Eye Blind, Macklemore, Greta Van Fleet and a hometown performance by Jimmy Eat World. We'll be tracking the biggest highs and lows all weekend.

Additional highlights of the baseball-themed festival include appearances from MLB legends Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Luis Gonzalez, Dave Stewart and more.

Here's your complete guide to Innings Festival 2024 in Tempe.

Innings Festival 2024: Where to park, get an Uber or catch a bus or light rail to Tempe

What is the Innings Festival in Tempe?

Innings Festival is a two-day blowout that combines music and baseball and is timed around Cactus League Spring Training. There are headlining acts and other bands on two stages plus lots of baseball-themed entertainment.

The on-site talk show, "Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster," will return to the Left Field Stage. The 2013 World Series champion and MLB Network analyst will host live interviews and performances from surprise guests including artists from the festival lineup, along with MLB players past and present.

The All-Star Jam hosted by Jake Peavy will also return to the Left Field Stage.

What is Extra Innings Festival 2024?

This year, for the first time, Innings Festival is going into Extra Innings with a second weekend planned for Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, with Chris Stapleton and Dave Matthews Band topping the bill alongside Turnpike Troubadours, Noah Kahan, Sheryl Crow, Elle King, Ryan Bingham with The Texas Gentlemen, and more.

Where is the Innings Festival located?

Innings Festival 2024 is at Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway.

There are two entrances to the festival. The main entrance is at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. The secondary entrance is on Rio Salado Parkway at Lakeside Drive.

Is Innings Festival kid friendly?

Yes. Innings Festival 2024 is an all-ages event. Children 7 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult.

How many stages are there at Innings Festival?

There are three stages at Innings Festival:

  • The Home Plate stage is the main stage, where Red Hot Chili Peppers and Hozier are playing. It's the first stage as you enter the park.

  • The Right Field Stage is where you'll see Macklemore, Jimmy Eat World and more. To get there, hang a left at the Home Plate Stage and walk along the lake.

  • The Left Field Stage is the smallest of the three. It's off to your left as you enter the park, along Rio Salado Parkway. That's where you'll find Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster.

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Innings Festival schedule: Friday set times

Here's who's playing, on what stage and at what time on Feb. 23:

  • Breakup Shoes: 12:50-1:20 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Taipei Houston: 1:20-2:05 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • The Beaches: 2:05-2:50 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Bully: 2:50-3:35 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Matt and Kim: 3:35-4:35 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • 311: 4:40-5:40 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Phantogram: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Greta Van Fleet: 6:50-8:05 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Jimmy Eat World: 8:10-9:10 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers: 9:15-11 p.m. Home Plate Stage

Innings Festival schedule: Saturday set times

Here's who's playing on Feb. 24:

  • Nat & Alex Wolff: 12:55-1:25 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Finish Tickets: 1:25-2:10 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Miya Folick: 2:10-2:55 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • The Criticals: 2:55-3:55 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Cautious Clay: 3:55-4:55 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Young the Giant: 5-6 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Cannons: 6:05-7:05 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Macklemore: 7:10-8:10 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Third Eye Blind: 8:15-9:15 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Hozier: 9:20-11 p.m. Home Plate Stage

MLB players at Innings Festival: Friday

  • Eric Gagne: 1:50-2:50 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Mark Grace: 3-4 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster: 3:35-4:20 p.m. at Left Field Stage

  • Brandon Webb: 3:50-4:50 p.m. at Speech Pitch

  • Matt Kemp: 5:30-6:30 at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster: 5:45-6:30 p.m. at Left Field Stage

MLB players at Innings Festival: Saturday

  • Dontrelle Willis: 2-3 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Dave Stewart: 2-3 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • All-Star Jam hosted by Jake Peavy: 2:30-3:15 p.m. at Left Field Stage

  • Luis Gonzalez: 4-5 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Jake Peavy: 4-5 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster: 4:10-4:55 p.m. at Left Field Stage

  • Bret Saberhagen: 5:45-6:45 at Speed Pitch

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster: 6:05-6:50 p.m. at Left Field Stage

Innings Festival 2024 tickets

Tickets are available at inningsfestival.com/innings/tickets.

Single-day general admission, general admission-plus, Centerfield Deck, VIP and Platinum tickets for Friday are sold out.

Two-Day Left Field Bleachers are sold out.

Single-day general admission tickets on Saturday are $160; two-day general admission tickets are $310.

General admission-plus single-day tickets for Saturday are $285; GA-plus two-day tickets are $400. These include unlimited access to a lounge with seating, air-conditioned restrooms and a private bar with drinks for purchase and a concierge.

Single-day Left Field Bleachers for Saturday are $345. These tickets include guaranteed seating in the Left Field Bleachers with elevated viewing of the Home Plate Stage, plus access to the GA-plus lounge.

Single-day Centerfield Deck tickets for Saturday are $405; two-day Centerfield Desks are $590. These include access to upper or lower viewing decks with prime views of the Home Plate Stage, a private bar with drinks for purchase and air-conditioned restrooms.

Single-day VIP tickets for Saturday are $575; two-day VIP tickets are $855.

VIP tickets include a viewing platform with premium view of Home Plate stage plus dedicated on-field viewing areas at Home Plate and Right Field stages; unlimited access to VIP lounge with food for purchase and air-conditioned restrooms; private bar with drinks for purchase; complimentary beer; concierge; premium entrance to the festival; lockers and mobile charging units for rent in VIP lounge; express lane at the Innings Festival Store.

Single-day Platinum tickets for Saturday start at $1,025; two-day Platinum tickets start at $1,805.

Platinum tickets include all the amenities of VIP as well as front-of-stage viewing at Home Plate and Right Field stages, on-stage viewing at Home Plate Stage, unlimited access to Platinum Lounge with air-conditioned restrooms, complimentary dining and full-service bar; golf cart transportation between Home Plate and Right Field stages; concierge; complimentary Tempe Town Lake boat rides on the Platinum Clubhouse Cruiser; complimentary lockers with mobile charging units (available first come, first served); dedicated entrance to the festival; and a gift.

Located at Home Plate Stage, cabanas include all the amenities of VIP plus:

  • Cabana for 10 guests (upper deck) or 30 guests (lower deck) at Home Plate Stage.

  • Elevated views of the Home Plate Stage.

  • Complimentary snacks and dinner buffet.

  • Private bar with complimentary beverages.

Upper deck cabanas for both days start at $17,000. Lower deck cabanas for both days for $50,000.

Innings Festival Tempe box office and will call

Tickets are available at inningsfestival.com/tickets or at the box office on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

If you purchased your ticket within seven days of the festival, didn't receive your wristband or live outside the U.S., you will pick up your wristbands at will call located at the box office. Have your order confirmation and government-issued ID ready.

Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24.

How to get to Innings Festival in Tempe

Rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations are at 222 S. Mill Ave. and on Hardy Drive near the intersection with Rio Salado Parkway.

Valley Metro light rail riders can use the Mill Avenue/Third Street station to get to Tempe Beach Park. There are 13 free park-and-rides lots in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Overnight parking is not allowed at the park-and-rides. Visit valleymetro.org for more information.

Valley Metro bus service has stops near Tempe Beach Park. Route 48 serves Tempe Beach Park with the nearest stop at Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. For route and schedule information, visit valleymetro.org.

Light rail and local bus fare is $2 for one ride or $4 for a one-day pass. Purchase at vending machines at rail stations, on board the bus or at a retail location. For more information, visit valleymetro.org/fares.

Innings Festival parking

Driving? There is no parking at Innings Festival. However, there are many parking lots in downtown Tempe, including Hayden Ferry Lakeside Parking Garage and 201 S. Ash St. Parking Garage. See all the options at downtowntempe.com.

Innings Festival is cashless

Innings Festival is a cashless event. Credit cards, debit cards and mobile payment methods are accepted.

Innings Festival wristbands

Wristbands must be worn securely on wrist for entry into the festival. Do not remove, stretch or tamper with your wristband or you will not be allowed in. Wristbands are nontransferable and nonexchangeable.

You can link your wristband with PayPal, Venmo or a credit card to buy food, drinks and merchandise. You can also add emergency contact information.

If your wristband is lost, stolen or damaged, visit the box office or Wristband Assistance Tent. There is a $20 replacement fee.

If your wristband is removed by festival security/event staff for any reason, it will not be replaced.

Innings Festival re-entry policy

Patrons can leave and re-enter as often as they like until 7 p.m. Patrons will scan their wristband and pass through security each time they re-enter.

Wristbands must be scanned upon exit in order to re-enter that same day.

Lost & found and locker rentals

To search or submit a claim for an item visit the Innings Festival Lost & Found services page.

Keep your items safe throughout the weekend — and your phone fully charged — by renting a locker at entertainmentlockers.com.

Innings Festival bag policy

All bags will be searched before entry.

Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 6 inches by 9 inches or smaller do not need to be clear, but can have no more than one pocket.

All other bags must be clear and no larger than 12 by 12 by 6 inches.

Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be clear, but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.

What items are permitted in Tempe Beach Park?

The following items are allowed at Innings Festival:

  • Baby strollers.

  • Frisbees.

  • Binoculars.

  • Blankets, sheets, towels.

  • Cameras (basic point-and-shoot consumer-grade cameras) without detachable lenses and other accessories.

  • Empty reusable water bottles and hydration packs, and plastic or aluminum water bottles.

  • Sunscreen in nonaerosol containers of 3.4 ounces or less.

  • Personal-size hand sanitizer.

  • Factory sealed Naloxone/Narcan kit.

Anyone with prescription medicine must present the pharmacy-labeled container stating the prescription, dosage and patient name to medical staff at each entrance gate. Patrons are only allowed a sufficient supply of the prescribed medication for that day.

Medicines needing to be inhaled or smoked are prohibited unless in a prescribed inhaler.

Over-the-counter medications are allowed in a sufficient supply for the day. Bottle contents will be verified by medical personnel at the entry gates.

What items are prohibited at Innings Festival 2024?

The following items are prohibited:

  • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products.

  • Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use.)

  • Framed backpacks, multiple pocket backpacks and any pack that is not aligned with the bag policy.

  • Professional photo, video and audio equipment — detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks or other commercial equipment.

  • Drones or any other remote flying devices.

  • Hammocks.

  • Glass containers.

  • Illegal and illicit substances.

  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol).

  • Umbrellas.

  • Pets (except service animals).

  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles

  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind.

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

  • Weapons or explosives of any kind.

  • Fireworks.

  • Large chains or spiked jewelry.

  • Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance).

  • Carts of any kind (including wagons).

  • Chairs of any kind.

ADA and accessibility accommodations at Innings Fest

An accessible pick-up and drop-off location is at 222 S. Mill Ave. The accessible location and route to the main festival entrance will be marked with the international symbol of access. There are designated entrance lanes for patrons with disabilities.

Patrons with mobility impairments and deaf or hard of hearing patrons can request an accessibility wristband at the access center. The access center is inside the guest services tent by the main entrance gate. Look for the guest services signs.

The accessibility wristband allows the patron plus one companion to enter the accessible viewing areas or the deaf and hard of hearing areas. The accessibility wristband is nontransferable.

The wristband does not guarantee a spot in these areas. Both viewing areas have a limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible portable toilets are available at the ends of each bank of portable toilets.

Pets are not allowed. Miniature horses and dogs that have been trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability are welcome.

If accompanied by a service animal, you will be provided a Patron Notice of Responsibility for a Service Animal or you can request the form in advance from access-arizona@inningsfestival.com.

Reach the reporter at ed.masley@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-4495. Follow him on Twitter @EdMasley.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Innings Festival 2024 in Tempe: Parking, set times, bag policy