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The Triangle Review’s Guide to Moogfest 2016


Here’s a quick and dirty rundown of some of the most important questions you might have as you’re getting ready for the festival. We’ve got you covered.

Are tickets still available? Yup. Day passes range from $69-$129 and festival passes are $249. They are still available here:

But I’m poor and/or have more important things to spend my money on…Can I do anything for free though? Yes!! Which is great because who doesn’t love free? There is SO much you can do including virtual reality demos, soundsystem and record store parties, workshops where you get to make beats, see comedian Reggie Watts, and more. You can check out all the free stuff here:

Are there things to do with my kids? Yes! There are some pretty cool workshops for kids, but keep in mind that it’s best to come early because they are first come first serve until the venue is at capacity. These workshops repeat throughout the weekend and you can find dates/times here: and descriptions of workshops below.

  • KidCoolThereminSchool: Youth Workshop that integrates movement and music. Suitable for ages 6-14. Free.
  • Musical Rube Goldberg Workshop involves sequencing and mechanics. They will have activities ranging from domino runs to more complex mechanisms. Suitable for all ages. Free.
  • Electronic Music for Children and Adults with DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba. Suitable for all ages. Free.
  • Beats and Star Wars Demo where kids get to learn how to make beats through a new app. Free.
  • Aloft Hotel Musical Playground: an immersive installation incorporating analog and digital instruments where anyone can play, record, and share music.

Alright, you sold me. I purchased my ticket on Eventbrite. What do I do next? You are required to bring a digital or printed ticket confirmation and a photo ID to a designated Check In location. You will be given a physical wristband that corresponds to your ticket type. 

Where are the Check In locations and what are the hours of operation?

  • Bull McCabe’s – The Official Pub of Moogfest (427 W Main St, Wednesday, 11am-9pm. Come a day early and pick up your wristband in advance)
  • The Cage @ The American Tobacco Campus (318 Blackwell St, Thursday – Saturday, 9am-9pm; Sunday 9am-3pm)
  • The Trotter Building (410 W Geer St, Thursday – Saturday, 10am-1am; Sunday 10am-4pm)
  • VIP-only Check In @ The Durham Hotel; Mezzanine- 2nd Floor, (315 E Chapel Hill St, Thursday, 10am-9pm; Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-7pm)
What’s the best way to stay connected? Is there a Moogfest app?

Yes. The Moogfest 2016 app is the best place to keep track of your schedule, and see what’s happening around the festival. Get it in the iOS app store and on Google Play.

What are the venues?

Moogfest takes place in 20+ venues in a one-mile radius across Downtown Durham. It’s about a 15-minute walk from one side of the festival to the other. All are listed on the Moogfest Map.

Getting Around

  • Car Service: Taxis, Uber and Lyft all operate in Durham. Uber is offering a $20 credit for first time users with the code MOOGFEST16.
  • Walk: Moogfest takes place in 20+ venues in a one-mile radius across Downtown Durham. Once you are downtown, everything is within walking distance.
  • Bike: Leave your car at home. Join our Bike to Moogfest Campaign. We also have bike parking! Bike parking locations are listed on our
  • RideShare: See who is driving, who needs a ride and carpool. Check out the Moogfest Board on Open Ride here.
  • Parking: If you must drive, please carpool! Parking in Downtown Durham is very limited and there are a few other events happening during the weekend of Moogfest. We suggest arriving as early as possible (before 11am). All available parking lots, addresses, hours of operation and fees are listed on our festival map. Check it out at
  • Bus: Greyhound and Megabus both have routes to Durham. Both drop off in Downtown Durham, less than a ten-minute walk from Moogfest venues. There are several local bus lines (GoDurhamGoTriangleBull City Connector – free) that pass by hotels and through Durham neighborhoods.

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