Moondance Events


Concert Area Gate Hours

  • Thursday: 3:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday: 2:00 PM
  • If you are coming in with a party bus or limo for the night, please call 218-836-1055 to make arrangements so we can make your entrance into Moondance go smoothly.
  • Parking & Shuttles

Campground Check-In

  • Thursday: Noon - 9:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Camping gates close at 9:00 PM each night (Gate #1). Camping vehicles need to be off of the highway and heading towards the gates by 9:00 PM to assure check-in.

Will Call

  • Hours: Check-in until 9:00 PM
  • Location: At Gate 1 [view map].

Campground Facilities

Camping is a major part of the Moondance experience. All campgrounds are clean and well lit with twenty-four hour security provided by the Cass County Sheriff and Moondance security staff. Moondance also provides twenty-four hour medical service, daily trash and recycling collection are supplied by City Sanitary, portable restroom facilities are cleaned daily by Port-able John Rental & Service, Inc., Northwoods Ice vendors are in the campgrounds, freshwater service, RV water filling and pumping services and shower services for all campers.

More Camping Information

  • Showers are located in North & South Reserved and General campgrounds.
  • Ice is available at the southeast corner of the concert area outside of the backstage fence. Ice vendors also travel around the campgrounds.
  • Freshwater is available at locations around the grounds (see map) and freshwater service, RV water filling and pumping services travel around the campgrounds.
  • Port-able John Rental: Rent your own personal Port-able John for your campsite! Go to the Port-able John Rental & Service, Inc. website for contact information and pricing.
Lawnchair seating

Concert Area, Gates & Lawn Chair Seating

Your ticket is exchanged for a wristband when you arrive, which allows you in and out of the concert grounds whenever you like. Have an I. D. ready. No bottles, cans, coolers, video cameras, beverages of any kind, blankets or umbrellas may be brought into the concert area. You will be asked to open bags for inspection.

General Admission

Moondance has open festival seating, so general admission ticket holders can roam the entire concert area up to the front of the stage. The Lazy Moon Bar & Grill is also open to everyone and quickest way to the front of the stage is through the Lazy Moon Bar & Grill boardwalk to the left of the main stage. General Admission ticket holders may not enter the VIP area or the Backstage Bar. [See Maps]

Lawn Chair Seating

You may bring lawn chairs. Seating is on a daily first-come-first-served basis (so get into the concert area early to pick your favorite spot). Chairs must be taken with you nightly after the show. The lawn chair seating area is cleared nightly. All general admission fans can stroll through the lawn chair seating area even if they do not have a chair and are able to sit on the hillside where there are no chairs. Umbrellas and view obstructing seat markers are not allowed in the lawn chair seating area. [See Maps]

Parking & Shuttle Buses


Moondance has a ten-acre parking lot on site, a VIP parking lot and a special needs accessible parking lot. Daily parking is at the Moondance parking lot next to the highway for $15/day (let them know at the gate if you plan to park overnight). Motorcycle Parking is located at the East Gate. Only one motorized vehicle is allowed per campsite.

Tailgating is NOT allowed in any Moondance parking lots.

Casino Parking & Shuttle Busses

  • Thursday: 3:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Friday - Saturday: 2:00 PM - 1:30 AM

Northern Lights Casino has designated FREE Moondance parking 2.5 miles west of Moondance at the intersection of HWY 200 and 371 (look for the signs or see the local area map). They will have shuttle buses to bring you to Moondance and back. Drop off and pick up is on the west side of the Moondance concert area at the "Shuttles Only" Gate 3.



Day parking is available on the South Side of the concert area in the VIP Parking area. You must have a state-issued ACCESSIBLE permit to park. From the parking lot, use the South Gate entrance to access the concert area. There is no charge for parking.


If you or an escort need assistance, security persons and gate personnel are on-hand to help you.


A blacktopped accessible seating area is available in front of the sound stage. Security persons and gate personnel are on-hand for assistance if needed.


Accessible camping is available. You must have a state-issued ACCESSIBLE permit to camp. Every effort will be made to provide specific camping for people with special needs on a case-by-case basis. Please purchase your camping in advance and let us know in advance of any special requirements that you may need.

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Camping rules are on the camping page.

  1. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED anywhere at Moondance in the concert area or in the campgrounds.
  2. Food, beverages, coolers, glass, blankets and/or umbrellas are NOT allowed in the concert area.
  3. Professional photography, video and/or audio equipment is NOT allowed in the concert area without written approval and the appropriate credentials. This includes any video cameras, DSLR cameras and/or cameras with a large lens.
  4. No drones or any other aerial vehicles are allowed in the camping or concert area.
  5. Tailgating is NOT allowed in ANY parking lots.
  6. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CAN CONSUME ALCOHOL ANYWHERE ON THE MOONDANCE SITE, INCLUDING THE CAMPGROUNDS. ZERO TOLERANCE ON UNDERAGE DRINKING. In order to purchase alcohol at Moondance you must show a photo identification to get an "over 21" wristband, which must be worn at all times. You must produce identification if anyone on the Moondance staff requests to see it during the weekend, and will forfeit your "over 21" wristband and be removed from the premises if you cannot do so.
  7. Anyone who enters the concert area must have a wristband.
  8. To enter the campgrounds, you must have a camping wristband. There are no exceptions. To camp, you must be at least 18 years old, or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Have a photo ID on you at all times.
  9. No kegs, beer bongs, drugs, weapons or fireworks allowed in campgrounds or concert area.
  10. No golf carts, boats, powered scooters or all terrain vehicles (ATV's) are allowed on the site. No cruising on motorcycles or in vehicles in the campgrounds. Pedal bicycles are allowed.
  11. Moondance Events is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets, wristbands, personal injury, theft, loss, or damage to personal property.
  12. Persons engaging in violent, obscene or unruly behavior will be immediately ejected from the concert site, campgrounds, or parking lots, and may be subject to arrest.
  13. No refunds will be given for tickets or camping permits.
  14. Security provided by Moondance and Cass County Law Enforcement Officers. Please treat them with respect.
  15. No seat markers like flags, balloons or similar that may obstruct the view of the crowd sitting behind you.
  16. Absolutely NO GUNS allowed on the property with or without a permit.
  17. Moondance is not designed for young children to attend. Parents are discouraged from bringing young children to this event.
  18. Moondance requires that you have a lot of fun and good times with your Moondance family and friends.


Smoking Law

The Minnesota smoking ban applies to all enclosed buildings and tents, including buildings like the Moondance Saloon (with or without the garage doors open) and in the VIP tent. The "theater" loophole does not apply - even if you are already in costume.

The Lazy Moon screened in deck will be the only place connected to a building where it will be allowed. Even in those areas where smoking is allowed, please be respectful to the people around you and discard your cigarette butts in the appropriate places, not on the ground.

No Refunds

We do not issue refunds for lost or stolen tickets and camping. Tickets and camping are sold on a "rain or shine" basis, and no refunds will be given for delays or cancellations due to bad weather. In the event of inclement weather the show will be interrupted, and resume again as soon as weather permits.


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