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General Information

The 2024 Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival is a memorable experience where attendees can explore the waterfront, promenade and historic coal sheds while listening to the headline bands on the main stage and enjoy acoustic music in the Chef de Cuisine Food Court. While enjoying the music guests can take in the amazing views of the Vallejo Marina and the Napa River.

Festival Details

Name: 4th Annual Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival
Date: Saturday, September 7th, 2024
Doors: 12:30PM
Music: 1:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: 860 Nimitz Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
Single Day Price: GA $120 / VIP $187 / Premium VIP $265 (fees included in price)
Parking: Included with ticket purchase

Band Schedule

Saturday, September 7th, 2024
1:00PM - 1:45PM - Chef De Cuisine Stage
Joyce Grant
2:00PM - 3:00PM – Main Stage
3:00PM - 3:45PM - Chef De Cuisine Stage
West Coast Blues Society
4:00PM - 5:00PM – Main Stage
Lenny Williams
5:00PM - 5:45PM - Chef De Cuisine Stage
Second Planet
6:00PM - 7:00PM – Main Stage
The Commodores
7:00PM - 7:45PM - Chef De Cuisine Stage
8:00PM - 9:30PM – Main Stage
Average White Band
Curfew 10:00PM

Tickets and Wristbands

All Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival tickets are sold via the website. Do not purchase from any other third-party website, Facebook, or reseller. Only tickets purchased via the website will be accepted at the entrance to the festival. You will receive a digital ticket via email with a QR code embedded on the ticket. Each ticket is unique and tracked both with a ticket ID and Order ID. We will accept printed tickets as long as they are legible and the QR code can be scanned at the entrance to the festival. As a back-up you should have access to your digital ticket(s) that was emailed to you after your purchase. For extra convenience everyone who purchases a ticket from creates a user account the first time they purchase a ticket. This account makes it much faster to buy future tickets and also creates a “My Tickets” account that can be accessed from any web browser on any device, so even if you lose your ticket, or can’t find the email, you will have access to retrieve your ticket(s) via the “My Tickets” link on the homepage at

Once we scan your printed or digital ticket at the entrance it will check you in to the festival. If anyone tries to give or print multiple copies of their ticket it will show that someone already checked in using that ticket number. So be aware that these are one time use tickets and cannot be duplicated. This is another reason why you should not buy a Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival ticket from any 3rd party seller to protect yourself from fraud. Once your ticket is scanned you are checked-in we will do an Age Verification ID check and give a special single use wristband for all age verified attendees. Be sure to have a valid ID on hand if you plan to drink beer or wine in the festival.

General Admission Tickets

A general admission ticket price includes parking in the GA parking lots. There will be parking attendants with bright yellow vests to direct people to the GA festival parking. As the GA lots fill up attendants will put up cones and lot full signs and direct attendees to the next available lot. GA attendee’s will be directed by festival staff to the GA entrance that will have barricades along the front of the coal sheds to the festival entrance. GA attendee’s will be met by security and staff at the entrance. ID checks and AGE VERIFIED wristbands will be put on each guest that is over 21. All bags and purses will be searched. No outside alcohol, beverages, or food items are allowed in. You can bring backpacks with warm clothing, blankets, and portable chairs. An empty water bottle is also allowed as we will have refilling stations available at the festival. All areas of the festival will be open to GA attendees except the VIP Lounge, VIP Waterfront Seating, and VIP Bathrooms. There will be tables and chairs along the waterfront around the Food Court area. This seating is shared seating, so everyone has a chance to eat, rest, and enjoy the view.

Vip Tickets

Premium benefits will include all VIP Benefits below, plus the closest seating to the stage, a special gift bag with sponsor merch, a free drink ticket to get the party started. All Premium VIP ticket holders will automatically be entered into our AWB Farewell Raffle. The winner will receive a 4 Album Greatest Hits Collection of Gold Vinyl Records and a special backstage meet and greet with the band to have them sign your gold collection albums! The winner can bring up to 10 people backstage with them for the meet and greet. Must have Premium VIP Tickets to qualify.
VIP Ticket Includes: (limited quantities available). As a VIP ticket holder, you'll enjoy exclusive access to a range of exciting perks and amenities:

* VIP FREE parking: Exclusive parking in the main parking lot closest to the entrance through the glass doors
* VIP entrance: VIP attendees will have a separate entrance that allows them to bypass long lines and enter the festival quickly and easily
* VIP-only viewing area (shaded viewing area with view of stage, and close to indoor restrooms)
* VIP lounge with special VIP cocktails, professional bartenders, fine wines, micro brews, and premium spirits
* VIP only food service - More food choices (meat, fish, vegetarian), private food service, and VIP dessert options

Will there be access to ATM’s?

There are no ATM’s at the festival. Debit and Credit cards will be accepted by our food and beverage booths. Some arts and crafts vendors may require cash, so if you want to have cash on hand, please get it before you come onto the Island.

Is there a Lost and Found location?

In the Will Call desk outside the front of the entrance will also be an information booth and a lost and found for any items that are retrieved or dropped off as lost. The lost and found will be staffed all day long during the festival and items will be held for up to 30 days after the festival is over. Email [email protected] for any item you may have lost at the festival.

Health and Safety Information

Health & Safety of the Mare Island and Vallejo communities is a top priority for us. We are in close contact with local and state officials, working together to create the safest possible environment. Our festival team continues will monitor and learn from best practices as they are implemented across the events industry to provide the best and safest experience possible. We will support all pandemic related requirements and best practices at the time of the festival. We are hopeful that September will have most event venues operating close to normal. The Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival is an outdoor event along the waterfront and has a full capacity of 5000 attendees. We have capped our first year at 2500 to be sure safety can be enforced.

Can I leave the festival and return the same day?

There will be no in and out passes for this event given the location is on an island with no business services or stores nearby and all amenities are being offered inside the festival for food and drinks. We will also have a medical tent with sunscreen, bottled water, and plenty of shaded areas for anyone needing to get out of the sun. Special circumstances and emergencies will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

ADA Accessible

We are striving to make the Mare Island Dock of Bay Festival as ADA-friendly as possible, including handicap parking, and wheelchair-friendly walkways into the venue. This is a waterfront festival and some of the promenade has railroad tracks and uneven pavement. We have done our best to make it as safe as possible but as always please be aware of your environment when moving around inside the festival. There will be ADA Porta Potties for GA guests, and ADA approved inside bathrooms for VIP guests. For more information or special requests, please email [email protected].

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