Your guide to Railbird Music Festival

You have your Railbird festival tickets — now, read up and prepare for two days of music, food, and fun.

People laying and standing on a lawn in front of a stage.

This marks the return of Railbird after it took a break in 2022. | Photo courtesy of Charles Reagan

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Tomorrow is the day Railbird returns. If you’re heading to the Infield at Red Mile (1200 Red Mile Rd.) tomorrow + Sunday, good news — we’ll be there with you.

Follow along on Instagram for live coverage of the festival. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to ensure you have a groovin’ good weekend.

Before you get there

Festival season is fun, but with temperatures expected to reach the 90s, it’s essential to prepare. Consider increasing your water intake the day prior, wearing loose + airy clothing, and slathering on the sunscreen.

You should also double-check that any personal belongings you plan to bring (think: medication, handbags, etc.) are permitted on festival grounds. Pro tip: You can bring one unopened factory-sealed water bottle + a refillable one.

Getting there

We won’t sugarcoat it — traffic will be a doozy this weekend. If you managed to grab shuttle transportation passes before they sold out, you can safely park your car at Kroger Field and take a shuttle to Red Mile.

If you’re up to adding some extra steps into your day, KSBar & Grill is also selling parking passes, which will include a $20 gift card to Tilted Kilt, KSBar, Jalapeños, and Sumo Sushi.

For those who don’t have those passes, your best option is to use a ride-sharing service, such as Lyft or Uber, or have a brave acquaintance drop your off + pick you up.

A map detailing the layout of Railbird at Red Mile, including where stages and water stations are located.

Map out your day before heading into the Infield at Red Mile. | Map courtesy of VisitLEX + Railbird


Have your wristband in hand? You can activate it, then register for cashless options by linking your preferred payment. Pro tip: Don’t put your wristband on too early and tighten it, because once they’re on, they’re on.

If you’re a pre-planner, you can also take a look at the festival map + schedule to figure out what your day will look like.