Great South Bay Music Festival
About The Festival

So, why aurora music festival?

(noun: 1. first light of day    2.  goddess of the dawn)

The aurora music fest represents the first light after a somewhat dark period.

It’s the welcoming of the new dawn that our community will celebrate.

I have no words to describe the disappointment that we felt, having to move the Great South Bay Music Festival, not once, but three times over the past 16 months.

So, with a light starting to appear, people are emerging from their homes ready to return to being the social beings that we are wired to be.

And that’s what the aurora music festival is… It’s Long Islands “First Light” celebration and party!

We can’t wait to be walking through the crowd, hearing the music and seeing the smiles on all of our friends faces again, with the cool breeze and backdrop of the magnificent Great South Bay.

Jim, Jamie & Larry

Where Can I Park?

For VIP ticket holders, parking is included, and is conveniently located right on festival grounds.

For GA ticket holders, multiple parking options are available (free & paid). See our Directions & Parking page.

Bike racks will be available on Smith St. and and Rider Ave.

For Uber, Lyft and Taxi drop-off use the corner of Rider Ave. & Smith St., going south on the right hand side.


When And Where Is The Festival Being Held?

The festival will be held on Friday, October 1, thru Sunday October 3, 2021.

99 Smith St, Shorefront Park, Patchogue, NY.


What Are The Hours Of Operation?
Friday: Box Office: 1pm
Doors: 3pm – 11pm
Saturday: Box Office: 11am
Doors: 1pm – 11pm
Box Office: 11am
Doors: 1pm – 11pm

There is No Re-Entry

How & Where Can I Purchase Tickets?

Tickets are available:

~ Online – Click Here for our ticket page.

~ Hard tickets are available at the following locations:
554 Route 112, N. Patchogue, NY
Monday to Saturday 11AM – 9PM, and Sunday 11AM – 6PM 

Looney Tunes
31 Brookvale Ave W., Babylon, NY

~ On the day of the event, at the Festival Box Office only.

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Does The Fest Welcome All Ages?

Yes. Ages 10 & under are free.

Due to limited seating, for VIP only, any age using a seat will be charged full price.

Wristbands / Passes:

Anyone caught sharing wristbands will be ejected without refund.

Passes can only be used in the areas where they are designated. Anyone found in private areas without proper credentials will be ejected without refund.

In the interest of safety for all patrons, there is no re–admittance.

Not Permitted On Festival Grounds:

Outside alcoholic beverages, flasks, glass bottles, ice or ice packs, lasers or pointers, coolers, outside food and beverages, empty containers, cans, metal aerosol cans, bicycles, carts, skateboards or any size motorized vehicle, chairs (except for light lawn chairs), scooters, pets (except for service animals, please contact ahead), glassware, personal tents, umbrellas, unauthorized soliciting or vending (violators will be ejected without a refund, and items confiscated), fireworks, campfires or grills, chains, weapons, slingshots, knives, eye drops, illicit drugs and other contraband are strictly prohibited.

No Frisbee throwing in front of the Main Stage area.

No unauthorized remote control aerial devices, drones, toys, or cameras.

Video and cameras with a removable lens or lenses over 2-3 inches allowed.

Aurora Music Festival reserves the right to deny entry or remove anyone from the grounds in violation of these rules and regulations.

Rules and regulations may change at any time.

What You Can, Or May Want To Bring To The Festival

As we are just emerging from this nightmare pandemic, bring a mask, and hand sanitizer.

More on “Covid Compliance” to be announced later.

A Lawn Chair (unless you have V.I.P. Tickets)

We highly recommend bringing sun block, a hat, sunglasses, unrestricted clothing, and non- aerosol bug spray. As the festival is being held on the water, and in the fall, a sweatshirt is advised. Comfortable shoes are always a plus. The terrain is mostly grass and some sand, with a few concrete walkways.

Audience taping is subject to artist approval. Must position equipment in designated “taper section,” adjacent to the soundboard. Microphone heights/stands limited to 7’.

Hoopers are allowed, but please be mindful of people around you. Stay out of others space or vicinity.

Cell phone chargers, GoPros, selfie sticks, strollers (subject to search), cigarettes and e-cigarettes are allowed.

Medical Support:

Medical professionals are on site in convenient and key locations, during all hours of the festival. Elevated Red Cross signage marks our EMT locations, or you can also check our map. Additionally, festival staff (including ushers, and security personnel) are always nearby to help.

Covid Compliance:

All patrons are required to be temperature checked at the gate.

If you are not feeling well, or think you may be coming down with something, DO NOT COME!

Anyone running a fever will be escorted out of the fest site, and no refund will be given.

We will be monitoring the CDC, State and local safety guidelines daily.

It is our advice to get vaccinated and be ready to mask up at the festival if guidelines demand.

 We will have a full staff dedicated to Covid Compliance. They will be repeatedly cleaning and sanitizing all restrooms, counters, and other surfaces and locations that patrons are apt to touch. We will do our best, but please know that you are expected to work with us to mitigate the potential spread of this disease.

Hand sanitizers and masks will be available for any attendees that request them.

How Do I Get To The Festival Grounds?

Are There ATMs At The Festival?

There are ATM machines conveniently located throughout the festival site.
Are There Food Vendors? And What Kind?

We offer a diverse food court featuring healthy and funky fare, as well as multiple beer, and wine gardens situated conveniently throughout the fest site.

A complete list of food brands and beverage offerings will be posted as we get closer to the date.

Will Adult Beverages Be Served?

Oh Yeah!

A Main “Brews Tent” brought to you by our good friends at Blue Point Brewery as well as smaller tents are conveniently located throughout the venue, serving a diverse selection of award winning craft brews, as well as national favorites. 

Lost & Found

There will be a lost & found located at the box office.

Miscellaneous Stuff

For the safety of our patrons, everyone is subject to be searched at the gate.

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