Located at The Bridge near Three Forks (if you don’t know what we’re talking about, you’ll just have to head to the festival grounds to see the unusual backdrop), Rockin’ the Rivers really is rockin’. The lineup keeps things pumping well into the night, and you’ll love the headliners this year—everyone from Cheap Trick to Dead Fervor will be coming out to play. But there’s more to an event than just the music. Here’s the rundown of everything you need to know about the festival and how to prepare.
The box office is in Three Forks, making it an easy stop from the Sacajawea, and you can also buy online through the festival website. This year, Rockin’ the Rivers will be held from August 8th to the 10th. You’ll find plenty of ticket options, with everything from a one-day pass to a three-day VIP package. Just be sure to get an option that includes parking if you’re driving yourself over to the festival grounds. The music is thumping, rain or shine, so get ready to rock. At the gate, you’ll trade your tickets for wristbands, and you’ll be good to go.
Where to Stay
If crowded festival grounds filled as far as the eye can see with campers and trailers don’t sound like your idea of luxury, it’s easy to stay in Three Forks and head over each day for the festival. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and book a room at the Sacajawea as soon as you’re sure of your schedule since it’s a busy weekend for the area. The best part of staying in town is being able to splurge on fine dining and other activities during your stay, making an adventurous trip out of it.
The Bridge is located off of Highway 2, about 20 minutes from downtown Three Forks and just four miles east of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. The venue is perfectly positioned in the surrounding hills for the ultimate acoustic experience. This is more than just a concert; it’s a scenic soundscape with panoramic views.
What to Bring
You’ll want to come prepared with chairs or a blanket to lay out in the grass, plus sunscreen or shade to keep the bright August sun from ruining the weekend with a bad burn. You can bring one sealed bottle of water in with you, but after that, there’s potable water available to refill on site. No outside food or drink is allowed beyond that one water bottle, so make sure you’re prepared to purchase from the vendors.
Less than 30 minutes from Three Forks, this venue is automatically convenient to get to. Onsite, there are food and drink available for purchase, along with a small shop for camping gear and other necessities. You can buy a parking pass separately, or include it with your ticket purchase when you reserve to get parking on site.
You’ll find food and booze for sale at the venue, along with festival gear and other goodies. Don’t worry, there’s always plenty to choose from. So kick back and start headbanging or take a stroll and get some goodies.
Those are the details. For more information about Rockin' the Rivers, click here and go to their official website.
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