Big River Gospel Fest, Gospel Music Concert, Gulf Coast, Florida Panhandle, Outdoor Music Festival

EVENT INFO

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Bowles Field
17174 NW Charlie Johns St. Blountstown, FL 32424

GATES OPEN AT 10aM CST
SHOW BEGINS AT 11am CST
VENDORS OPEN AT 10aM CST

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SEATING

This is an outdoor music event. There will be bleachers/stadium seating. Limited seating will be available on the field. please bring your own personal seating for field seats. lawn chairs, blankets will be permitted. No seating will be provided by the cccf/ BRGF.  Tents, Umbrellas or other obstructing structures are not permitted. 

RESTROOMS

PUBLIC RESTROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONSITE. RESTROOMS WILL BE LOCATED just INSIDE THE MAIN GATE.

PArking

Details coming soon!

Directions and Parking

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FROM PENSACOLA

Take I-10 East to Exit 142 in Marianna. Drive South on HWY 71 approximately 22 miles, turn right onto Charlie Johns St. at the caution light by Ramsey Cash Saver. Follow signs and traffic control for parking.

FROM DOTHAN

Take 231 South to HWY 73. Turn left on 73N and drive to HWY 90 in Marianna. Take a left on HWY 90 and drive thru Marianna to HWY 71S. Turn right on HWY 71 and drive approximately 22 miles, turn right onto Charlie Johns St. at the caution light by Ramsey Cash Saver. 

Follow signs and traffic control for parking.

FROM TALLAHASSEE

Take I-10 West to Exit 142 in Marianna. Drive South on HWY 71 approximately 22 miles,

turn right onto Charlie Johns St. at the caution light by Ramsey Cash Saver. 

Follow signs and traffic control for parking. OR Take HWY 20W until you get to Blountstown. Turn right onto Charlie Johns St. across from Burger King. Follow signs and traffic control for parking.

FROM PANAMA CITY

Take HWY 231 North to HWY 20. Turn right on HWY 20 and drive thru Clarksville until you reach Blountstown. Turn left onto Charlie Johns St. across from Burger King. Follow signs and traffic control for parking.

 GENERAL PARKING

Details coming soon!

ADA PARKING

ADA Parking will be available to those with visible placards. Trolly service may also be available from the parking lot to the main entrance if ADA parking is full. 
 


 

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Weather AND Safety

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EMERGENCY PROCEDUREs

In the event of an emergency, please follow the directions of festival staff and listen for announcements.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

If severe weather is observed in the area we will make the proper announcements via our stage PA systems including the severity of the storm, evacuation instructions, and festival suspension. Safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance to us. in the event of lightening, high winds, severe weather, acts of god, or any other natural disaster beyond our control BRGF can and may be cancelled immediately without refund. 

RAIN OR SHINE

Be prepared with sunscreen, sunglasses, and a raincoat.

Rain or shine except in the case of inclement weather that poses a threat to guest safety. 

SECURITY

Please prepare for heightened security including bag checks upon entering the festival. All attendees are subject to pat downs, bag searches and wanding. Armed security will be on site at all times. The CCCF / BRGF will take all precautions necessary to ensure the safety of event guests, staff, artists, & vendors. 

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!

If you experience unusual behavior or see something you know shouldn’t be there, say something. Please report suspicious behavior to any festival staff member, medical personnel, security or visit our information booth.

MEDICAL

There is a medical tent located inside the main gate. Medical tents can be easily identified on-site. 

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POLICIES

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REFUNDS

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. CCCF IS UNDER CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION TO THE PERFORMING ARTISTS, THEREFORE THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR ANY TICKETS OR MERCHANDISE SOLD BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER BIG RIVER GOSPEL FEST. 

Re-Entry

Armbands will be given at the gate. You may re-enter with an armband. All those not wearing armbands will be required to purchase a ticket for entry and/or re-entry.

FOOD/BEVERAGE

NO OUTSIDE FOOD/BEVERAGE WILL BE PERMITTED. NO COOLERS. NO PERSONAL BEVERAGE CONTAINERS. FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS WILL BE ON SITE FOR PATRONAGE. 

ALCOHOL/TOBACCO

NO ALCOHOL AND/OR TOBACCO ALLOWED ON PREMISES. NO SMOKING. 

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY

NO professional videography, Drones or GoPros are permitted. Cell phone photography is acceptable.