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Your ultimate guide to Extra Innings Festival 2024 in Tempe: Tickets, schedule and more

What's on deck for the second weekend of the baseball-themed music fest in Tempe.
Dave Matthews Band is scheduled to perform at Extra Innings Festival on Saturday.
Dave Matthews Band is scheduled to perform at Extra Innings Festival on Saturday. Sanjay Suchak
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Concertgoers and music festival fans of the Valley, get ready for the second half of a double-header. The first-ever Extra Innings Festival is scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2 at Tempe Beach Park and offer many of the same thrills as its sister event, which occurred last weekend.

The two-day event at Tempe Beach Park will offer the same baseball-inspired activities and appearances by MLB players as Innings Festival, albeit with a completely different roster of bands and musicians.

To wit: Extra Innings Festival will include performances by the Dave Matthews Band, Chris Stapleton, Sherly Crow, Morgan Wade, Gin Blossoms, Elle King, Ryan Bingham, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Donavon Frankenreiter, Larkin Poe and many more.

What else is on deck for the inaugural Extra Innings Festival? Here’s our ultimate guide to the event with plenty of info to know when attending.

When is the Extra Innings Festival 2024?

The Extra Innings Festival 2024 will run on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2.

What are the hours of Extra Innings Festival 2024?

Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and the music goes until 11 p.m. each day.

Where is the Extra Innings Festival located?

The festival will take place at Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.
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Charley Crockett is scheduled to perform at Extra Innings Festival on Friday.
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Where are the Extra Innings Festival entrances?

The main entrance to the Extra Innings Festival is at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. A second entrance is on the west side of Tempe Beach Park at Rio Salado Parkway and Lakeside Drive.

Are there age limits for the Extra Innings Festival?

No. The Extra Innings Festival 2024 is open to all ages, and children 7 and younger will be able to get in free with a paid adult admission.

How much are Extra Innings Festival 2024 tickets?

General admission tickets are $160 per person each day or $209 per person for both days.

How much are VIP tickets for Extra Innings Festival 2024?

General admission plus” is $285 each day, $400 for the weekend and includes entry and access to a full-service bar, a private lounge, air-conditioned restrooms and a dedicated concierge. Basic VIP admission is $575 daily, $855 for the entire festival, and features all of the previous amenities, as well as access to viewing platforms or areas at each stage, complimentary beer, and more.

The “Platinum Experience” package, which includes everything already mentioned, as well as premium viewing areas (including one located on the Home Field stage), unlimited access to the platinum lounge, and a complimentary full-service bar. You can also enjoy complimentary food, free boat rides on Tempe Town Lake, and transportation between stages. The price is $1,025 each day or $1,805 for the weekend.

Where can I purchase Extra Innings Festival tickets or pick up wristbands?

Tickets can be purchased and wristbands can be picked up at the Extra Innings Festival box office.
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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram will perform at Extra Innings Festival on Friday.
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Where is the Extra Innings Festival box office?

The Extra Innings Festival box office is located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. A valid photo ID is required for any transactions.

How to get to Extra Innings Festival in Tempe

Tempe Beach Park is located on the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. There will be rideshare pick-up and drop-off locations at 222 S. Mill Ave. and at Hardy Drive and Rio Salado Parkway.

Your best bet for getting to the festival is Valley Metro Rail. A station is available near Tempe Beach Park at Third Street and Mill Avenue. Light rail fares are $2 per ride or $4 for an all-day pass.

Parking at Extra Innings Festival in Tempe

There’s no parking at Tempe Beach Park or the festival, but several parking structures and surface lots are within walking distance. The following spots will be available during the festival (hourly and daily prices vary):

• Hayden Ferry Lakeside Garage, 68E E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
• 201 S. Ash Garage, 201 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
• Tempe Beach Park Surface Lot, 250 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe
• Marina Heights Garage: 300 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

Valley Metro also offers more than a dozen free park-and-ride lots throughout the Phoenix area if you’d like to take the light rail to downtown Tempe.

If you're riding your bike to Extra Innings Festival, a corral will be available near the main entrance at the intersection of Rio Salado Parkway and Mill Avenue.

Are there lockers at Extra Innings Festival?

Yes. Lockers will be available for rent near the main entrance and inside the VIP and Platinum sections. Each locker will include charging cords for phones and are $25 per day or $48 for the weekend. Reservations and more info is available here.

Extra Innings Festival security and bag policy

Extra Innings Festival attendees will be screened with a full-body pat-down by security personnel upon entry (children will only be screened with the consent of their parent or guardian). All bags will be searched before entry and only clear bags made of plastic, vinyl or PVC that are no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches will be allowed. Anyone who refuses to comply with searches will be denied entry.

Is re-entry allowed at Extra Innings Festival?

Yes. Anyone can leave and re-enter the Extra Innings Festival as many times as they like until 7 p.m. each day. Wristbands must be scanned by security upon exit to re-enter the festival.

Is Extra Innings Festival a cashless event?

Yes. Extra Innings Festival is a cashless event. Credit and debit cards and mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Google Pay will be accepted by vendors and the box office.
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Country and Southern rock singer/guitarist Chris Stapleton.
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Extra Innings Festival music lineup and schedule for Friday

Here's the full rundown of who's playing at Extra Innings Festival on March 1:
  • 12:30 p.m., gates open
  • 12:35-1:05 p.m., The Takes, Home Plate Stage
  • 1:05-1:35 p.m., Goodnight Texas, Right Field Stage
  • 1:35-2:20 p.m., Kaitlin Butts, Home Plate Stage
  • 2:20-3:05 p.m., Donavon Frankenreiter, Right Field Stage
  • 3:05-4:05 p.m., Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Home Plate Stage
  • 4:05-5:05 p.m., Shane Smith and the Saints, Right Field Stage
  • 5:10-6:10 p.m., Elle King, Home Plate Stage
  • 6:15-7:15 p.m., Charley Crockett, Right Field Stage
  • 7:20-8:20 p.m., Ryan Bingham, Home Plate Stage
  • 8:25-9:25 p.m., Turnpike Troubadours, Right Field Stage
  • 9:30-11 p.m., Chris Stapleton, Home Plate Stage

Extra Innings Festival music lineup and schedule for Saturday

Here's who will be performing at the Extra Innings Festival on March 2
  • 12:35-1:20 p.m., Ben Goldsmith, Right Field Stage
  • 1:20-2:05 p.m., Jade Bird, Home Plate Stage
  • 2:05-2:50 p.m., Josiah and the Bonnevilles, Right Field Stage
  • 2:50-3:35 p.m., Richy Mitch and the Coalminers, Home Plate Stage
  • 3:35-4:35 p.m., Larkin Poe, Right Field Stage
  • 4:40-5:40 p.m., Sheryl Crow, Home Plate Stage
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m., Gin Blossoms, Right Field Stage
  • 6:50-7:50 p.m., Noah Kahan, Home Plate Stage
  • 7:55-8:55 p.m., Morgan Wade, Right Field Stage
  • 9-11 p.m., Dave Matthews Band, Home Plate Stage
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Baseball-inspired fun awaits at the Extra Innings Festival.
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MLB players at Extra Innings Festival on Friday

Here's the schedule of baseball happenings on March 1, including live episodes of “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster.”
  • 2:05-3:05 p.m., Russ Ortiz, Speed Pitch area
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m., Eric Karros, Batting Cage area
  • 3:50-4:50, Rollie Fingers, Speed Pitch area
  • 4:05-4:50 p.m., “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster,” Left Field Stage
  • 5-6 p.m., Tim Raines, Batting Cage area
  • 6:15-7 p.m., “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster,” Left Field Stage

MLB players at Extra Innings Festival on Saturday

Here are the baseball happenings at the festival on March 2.
  • 2:05-3:05 p.m., Ryan Braun, Batting Cage area
  • 2:20-3:05 p.m., All-Star Jam hosted by Jake Peavy, Left Field Stage
  • 3:45-4:45 p.m., Jake Peavy, Speed Pitch area
  • 3:50-4:35 p.m., “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster,” Left Field Stage
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m., Andre Ethier, Batting Cage area
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m., Bobby Valentine, Speed Pitch area
  • 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mark Mulder, Batting Cage area
  • 6-6:45 p.m., “Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster,” Left Field Stage

Other activities at Extra Innings Festival

Baseball-inspired activities will take place near the Left Field stage. You can test your hitting skills at the batting cage, attempt to make a game-saving catch or see how good your throwing arm is at a speed pitch booth. There will also be giant displays (like an enormous baseball card) around the park where you can pose for selfies. Zia Record Exchange will also have a pop-up store inside a tent near the Left Field stage.
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The Extra Innings Festival will include multiple food and drink vendors.
Extra Innings Festival

Food and drinks at Extra Innings Festival

Vendors will be selling vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at Innings Festival. In addition to soft drinks and water, pop-up bars will sell a mix of beer, wine and spirits. Liquor and beverage companies will have branded booths and bars, each serving their respective libations.

Where is water available at Extra Innings Festival?

Sealed bottles of water can be purchased from vendors. Attendees also can bring in refillable and disposable bottles or CamelBak-style water bladder systems or hydration packs. Each must be empty upon entry and packs can only have two pockets in addition to the space for the water bladder. Free refill stations will also be available.

What can I bring to Extra Innings Festival?

Sun protection like hats and sunglasses, as well as a fully charged phone and comfortable shoes. Blankets, towels and sheets are also allowed into the event if you’d like somewhere to sit while watching performances. You can also bring in baby strollers, Frisbees, binoculars, consumer-grade cameras without detachable lenses and accessories, personal-size hand sanitizer and factory-sealed Naloxone/Narcan kits.

What isn’t allowed at Extra Innings Festival?

Drugs or paraphernalia of any kind, weapons (including baseball bats), fireworks, coolers, flags, banners, festival totems, chairs, inflatables, large backpacks or non-clear bags, hammocks, tents and umbrellas. Beyond that, drones are forbidden, as are chairs, hammocks, outside food or beverages, pets, selfie sticks, recording equipment or professional cameras, tents or shade structures and large chains or spiked jewelry.
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