Rock The Island Festival opens at 10 a.m., bands begin performing at 12 p.m.  Entrance is only available from Ezra Rust Drive.  The foot bridge entrance from Holland Street will be blocked off.


Tickets will go on sale in March.  Ages 10 and under are free; ages 11 – 18 are $5 and $10 at the gate; ages 19 and up are $10 online and $20 at the gate.  Everyone needs a ticket to get in.  Even though kids are free, we would appreciate you ordering the free ticket online to help us with our count.

Refund Policy

Rock the Island is a rain or shine event.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Your ticket is for the Rock the Island Festival, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedule are subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for a refund.


All seating is first come/first serve. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. Tents, umbrellas, awnings or anything else that would block the sight of those behind you are allowed, but they must be set up behind the crosses where they will not obstruct the view of others.


Parking passes are available at the gate and online through the purchase tickets link on a first come, first serve basis.  Parking on the island is $10.  There are also many options within walking distance to the island to park for free.

Boat Docking

Limited boat docking available at no charge.


Coolers of food and drinks are allowed but are subject to random inspection. Food and drinks are available for purchase at Rock The Island Festival. All types of grills for cooking are NOT permitted.  Please refrain from bringing glass containers and be respective of our environment by using recyclable products when possible.


Bathroom and baby changing facilities are available on the island. Our ministry partner Diaper Alliance is hosting the Diaper Changing area.
Lost & Found is located at the Volunteer Check In Station by the parking entrance.

Recording Devices

Unauthorized video cameras, tape recorders and professional camera equipment are strictly prohibited unless pre-arranged and Event Media credentials have been issued.

Special Needs Guest

Handicap Parking – If your vehicle has a valid state-issued Handicap plate or pass, you are eligible to park in Handicap Parking on the island.

Personal Motorized Carts and Scooters

Only personal golf carts registered and approved with Rock The Island Festival for the purpose of RTIF staff will be allowed on the grounds. Motorized scooters and mopeds (except those needed for medical assistance) are not allowed on the festival grounds. Rock The Island Festival reserves the right to confiscate the above vehicles until the end of the festival. Unauthorized quad runners / four wheelers are strictly prohibited on the grounds.

Prohibited Items

No alcohol, tobacco products, illegal drugs, firearms, weapons, or any item that resembles a weapon or firearm (including personal paint ball guns), fireworks, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards or pets (except registered service / guide dogs) are allowed at Rock The Island Festival. Laser pointers are also prohibited. Items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Violators may be removed from the festival grounds. Any illegal activity will be reported to the proper authorities.

Selling of Products / Distribution of Information

No selling of products, services, tickets, or the distribution of any information will be allowed on the festival grounds without prior written approval from Rock The Island Festival. If you would like information on becoming a vendor or ministry partner, please contact us.


Local law enforcement will be present to maintain honorable behavior. Medical staff is also present on festival grounds.

Looking for Lodging?

Visit our Accomodations page for great options that offer special pricing for Rock the Island Festival attendees. You may also visit the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau website for hotel and lodging information. There is no camping on Ojibway Island.

Admission Disclaimer

Any person who enters Rock The Island Festival assumes all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to property. The management reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. Management is not responsible for any lost or stolen property or any vehicle at Rock The Island Festival. Commercial photography and filming activities are conducted on the festival grounds, and a festival attendee or personal property may appear in resulting photographic pictures or films, which may be used in connection with advertising, news, reporting, entertainment, or other commercial or non-commercial activities. Entry into Rock The Island Festival constitutes permission and consent for Rock The Island Festival and it’s sponsors to use the resulting photographs and films for any purpose whatsoever without payment.