Meadow Lark Festival Information



General Festival Info

Accessibility: Meadow Lark is a musical experience for ALL to enjoy! The festival grounds are accessible, and accessible parking is available in the main Visitor Center lot. Festival staff will be happy to accommodate specific accessibility requests.

Alcohol: Refreshing adult beverages will be available for our 21 and over guests to (responsibly!) enjoy. In order to purchase beer, you must present your valid photo ID at the gate and receive a 21+ wristband. Absolutely no outside alcohol will be allowed in the festival grounds! Non-alcoholic beverages, including water and soda, will be available for purchase to help you stay hydrated.

Food: We’ve gathered together some of the best food trucks and vendors that Knoxville has to offer, so come hungry! Food will be available for purchase in the festival plaza all day long. Special food needs? Many of our vendors offer vegetarian and vegan food options. Please be aware that some of our vendors may not accept debit/credit cards.

Gate: The festival gates will open at 12:00 pm. Festivalgoers must have a physical, electronic, or will call ticket in order to enter. Please have a valid photo ID ready to pick up will call tickets or to get a 21+ wristband. All guests will receive a wristband which will allow for re-entry throughout the day.

Parking: Parking is available at the Visitor Center and Mead’s Quarry and at Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD). To park at TSD, you will need to go through the main visitor entrance where there will be a security guard. They will tell you which lots are available for parking. Once parked, look for the “Shuttle Stop” tent.

Pets: We know that your pooch loves great music as much as you do, but pets are not allowed in the festival grounds. Please leave your four-legged friends at home.

Seating: All of this year’s acts will perform on our Outdoor Stage which has lawn seating, so bring a camp chair or blanket to kick back and enjoy the music. Dancing, clapping,  and general merriment are highly encouraged.

Weather: Meadow Lark will take place rain or shine, so come prepared with sunscreen, hat, poncho, or scuba gear! No ticket refunds will be offered.

Prohibited Items:

  • No outside food or drink
  • No pets
  • No coolers
  • No weapons
  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No pop-up tents or large umbrellas
  • No professional cameras or recording devices
  • No skateboards, scooters, or bike inside the gates (bike parking will be available)


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