June 19, 2017
Here it is, straight from the organizers’ desks. Their Top Ten Tips, suggestions and veteran moves to make your Mamby weekend as breezy as the shores of Oakwood Beach. Read below and prepare yourself to Mamby as one.
1. Getting There!
There’s a beautiful bike path that leads from downtown to our beloved Oakwood Beach. Take advantage of it while saving the planet and your health! Or save your energy for the dance floor and take the CTA to the Cermak/Chinatown Red Line stop or Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line stop where Free Shuttles await to whisk you away to Mamby. Yet another option is taking an Uber/Taxi to our designated pick-up drop-off location just steps from the fest gates. Lastly you can drive to our parking lot, located just off Lake Shore Dr. South and 31st St., in the McCormick Marshalling Yard Lot, for just $15/day. Our Getting Here page has a lot more details for ya.
2. Ticketing Details: Don’t get Scammed and Early Will Call!
There are no wristbands that have been sent out and no credentials for media, artist, all access, press or other wise available anywhere. So if someone is advertising they have some for sale, IT’S A SCAM! All Brand Ambassador sales have stopped, so the only legit tickets for sale right now are available through our official ticketing partner, Ticketfly. Will Call will be open at 11am each day and we will have an Early Will Call available at Concord Music Hall prior to the fest. Stop by Early Will call to avoid lines at the fest. If you purchase a 2-day ticket, you will use that same ticket to get into the festival each day. So hang on to your ticket! The barcode will reset and will scan as new and valid each day. If you lose your ticket after the first day, we will simply cancel your lost ticket and you will go to Will Call to get a new ticket. If you purchase a VIP ticket, be sure to enter through the designated express VIP lane at the gates each day and you will receive your wristband for entry into the VIP areas after your ticket scans as valid. You will still need your VIP ticket to scan at the gates each day.
3. No Fest Booklets Will Be Printed So Download the App for Set Times!
In an effort to reduce waste, we’re not printing any fest guide booklets this year. So the official app, now available free for download on iPhone or Android, will be your #1 resource for Set Times while at the festival. It’s an indispensable direct line to the organizers for announcements, news and up-to-the-minute schedule changes.
4. New to Mamby 2017: Cabanas for Rent!
Private Cabanas are available for rental this year! You’ll have your choice of a view of the Beach Stage or Mixmag Tent with amenities including custom packages of beer, liquor and water with personal hosts and busboys to serve your group.
5. Prepare for Weather + Beach / Stay Hydrated!
The music gods have blessed us with a beautiful forecast but this weather is unpredictable as you know. Bring Sunscreen, a floppy hat for shade, and take advantage of our Free Water Refill station located with a happy water drop on the MAP! It’s happy because it’s hydrated ; )
6. VIP Upgrades in the Info Booth
Tiki Bars. So hot right now. And the Tiki Lounge at Mamby is no exception. It’s just one of many advantages to going VIP at Mamby including preferred viewing decks of each stage, private premium bars and perhaps the biggest perk…access to take a dip in Lake Michigan! Mamby is the only festival in Chicago where VIP attendees are allowed to swim while listening to their favorite bands. Full story HERE. If you get jelly, VIP Upgrades will be available at the Info Booth at the fest.
The fest ends at 10pm, but that doesn’t mean your night has to! We have everything from intimate club nights to rooftop parties to rock shows in concert halls. Get your tickets and secure the perfect late night adventure to your weekend! For those waiting to go with the friend flow, we’ll be selling afterparty tickets at the Info Booth at the fest as well.
8. More than Music
Water balloon fights, Yoga Sessions, Palm Readings, Body Tattoos, Volleyball games, Health and Wellness workshops, live fire performances, Poetry Readings, and lots more. Take a break from dancing (gasp!) and check out all the different things going on. Because there’s More than Music at Mamby.
9 Lockers + Cell Phone Chargers
The perfect beach outing involves bringing a few things: Sunglasses, keys, money, layers of clothing, a towel, sunscreen and phone are just the basics. At Mamby you can rent a Locker and keep your stuff sand-free and dancing hands-free! Lockers also include complimentary cell phone charging! For more info and to reserve your locker click here.
10. Mamby Together
We feel humbled and thankful to be able to throw such a special event for our friends and family. It takes a lot of hard work and the support of you, the fans, to make this to happen. So let’s keep the energy positive and high this weekend and party with a responsible conscious. We’re all in this together. If you see someone that needs help, please don’t hesitate to contact a staff member. No one will get in trouble for raising concerns about another’s health. See you on the beach!