Innings Festival 2022 survival guide: Everything you need to know before you go

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Foo Fighters and Tame Impala top the bill when Innings Festival returns to Arizona’s Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park on Saturday, Feb. 26, for two days of baseball-themed fun in the sun.

This is the fourth year for the festival, which features 20 artists on two stages, from the War on Drugs and St. Vincent to Billy Strings, Black Pumas, Caamp, Fitz and The Tantrums, Dashboard Confessional, local rocker Sydney Sprague and more.

Foo Fighters' headlining set is a day after their feature film debut, a darkly comic gore-fest called "Studio 666" hits theaters.

The festival will also offer curated food from Southwest vendors and baseball-related activities.

Fans can look forward to numerous appearances by Major League Baseball greats including Roger Clemens, Jake Peavy, Dave Stewart and Rick Sutcliffe, as well as the return of Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster, an on-site talk show featuring MLB players and musicians.

And there's plenty of action in Left Field, a portion of the park set aside for baseball-themed activity, where you can test your skills at Speed Pitch, Game Saving Catch and the Batting Cage.

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Where is Innings Festival?

Innings Festival is located at Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.

The entry gate is at the northeast corner of E. Rio Salado Pkwy. and N. Mill Ave.

Saturday music lineup and schedule

  • Foo Fighters 8:45-11 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Billy String 7:30-8:40 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • St. Vincent 6:15-7:25 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Caamp 5:10-6:10 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Dashboard Confessional 4:05-5:05 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • The Dip 3-4 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Black Pistol Fire 2:15-3 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Del Water Gap 1:35-2:15 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • girlhouse 1-1:40 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Almost Monday 12:30-1 p.m. Right Field Stage

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Sunday music lineup and schedule

  • Tame Impala 9:30-11 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Black Pumas 8:25-9:25 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • The War on Drugs 7:15-8:20 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Matt and Kim 6:10-7:10 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Fitz and The Tantrums 5:05-6:05 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Jade Bird 4-5 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Petey 3-4 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Low Cut Connie 2:15-3 p.m. Right Field Stage

  • Briscoe 1:30-2:15 p.m. Home Plate Stage

  • Sydney Sprague 12:45-1:30 p.m. Right Field Stage

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Saturday MLB player appearances

  • Dontrelle Willis 2-3 p.m. at Speed Pitch #1

  • Roger Clemens 4-5 p.m. at Speed Pitch #1

  • Dave Stewart 4-5 p.m. at Speed Pitch #2

  • Kenny Lofton 4-5 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster 5:10-6:10 p.m. in Left Field

  • Eric Gagne 6-7 p.m. at Speed Pitch #1

  • Jim Abbott 6-7 p.m. at Speed Pitch #2

  • Sean Casey 6-7 p.m. at Batting Cage

Sunday MLB player appearances

  • Rick Sutcliffe 3-4 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Tim Raines 3-4 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster 4-4:30 p.m. in Left Field

  • Keith Foulke 5-6 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Johnny Gomes 5-6 p.m. at Batting Cage

  • Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster 6:10-6:40 p.m. in Left Field

  • Russ Ortiz 7-8 p.m. at Speed Pitch

  • Tim Salmon 7-8 p.m. at Batting Cage

Tickets to Innings Festival 2022

Single-day tickets are $105; two-day tickets are $179.

General admission-plus single-day tickets are $185; GA-plus two-day tickets are $289. These tickets include a private retreat with seating and shade near the main stage, air-conditioned restrooms, a full-service bar and complimentary water and soft drinks.

Single-day VIP tickets are $335; two-day VIP tickets are $699.

VIP tickets include unlimited access to two VIP Oasis lounges at each stage; a viewing platform at Home Plate stage and dedicated viewing area at Right Field stage; relaxed lounge seating and air-conditioned restrooms; complimentary beer and water plus cocktails for purchase at both lounges; premium entrance to the festival; preferred pricing for locker rentals with mobile charging units; access to the premium express lane at the Innings Festival Store

Single-day platinum tickets are $799 for Sunday; Saturday and two-day platinum tickets are sold out.

Platinum tickets include on-stage viewing at Home Plate stage; front-of-stage viewing at both stages; Platinum Clubhouse lounge with complimentary full-service bar at each stage; complimentary lunch and dinner buffet in the Home Plate Clubhouse; shuttle transportation between stages, shaded seating and air-conditioned restrooms in both lounges; concierge service; complimentary lockers with mobile charging; premium entrance to the festival; exclusive Innings merchandise gift; access to all VIP and GA+ areas.

Children age 7 and under get in free with a ticketed adult.

Getting into Innings Festival

Tickets are available at inningsfestival.com/tickets or the box office on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and East Rio Salado Parkway.

If your wristbands were not mailed to you and are at will call, you can pick them up at the box office. A government-issued ID is required to verify your order and pick up tickets.

Box office hours are noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26; and 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27.

Gates open at noon. Music starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

How to get to Innings Festival

If you plan on taking rideshare to and from the festival, there's a convenient pick-up and drop-off location at Ash Avenue between Third Street and E. Rio Salado Parkway.

Innings Festival Arizona attendees can use the Mill Ave/3rd St. Valley Metro rail station to get to and from Tempe Beach Park. There are 11 free park-and-rides to access rail stations in Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Overnight parking is not allowed at the park-and-rides.

Visit valleymetro.org/park-and-ride for more information.

Valley Metro also offers bus service with stops adjacent to Tempe Beach Park. Route 48 serves Tempe Beach Park with the nearest stop at Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway. For route and schedule information, visit valleymetro.org/maps-schedules.

Fare on Valley Metro rail and local buses is $2 for one ride or $4 for a one-day pass. Purchase at a fare vending machine at rail stations, on board the bus or at a retail location. For more information, visit valleymetro.org/fares.

Plan on driving? There is no on-site parking at the festival. However, there are many parking lots in downtown Tempe, including Hayden Ferry Lakeside Parking Garage and 201 S. Ash Street Parking Garage.

Your cash is no good here

Don't even bother bringing cash to Innings Festival.

This is a 100% cashless festival. When registering for cashless, link an account with PayPal, Venmo or credit card to buy food, drinks and merchandise with the tap of your wristband.

How Innings Festival wristbands work

Wristband activation ensures a smooth process when entering the festival each day and allows you to add emergency contact information to your wristband. Enter your wristband ID number (located on the inside of your wristband) and contact info to activate.

Link your wristband with PayPal, Venmo or a credit card to buy food, drinks and merchandise with the tap of your wrist.

Register with PayPal or Venmo, and you may receive a $5 Innings credit which will be applied to your festival wristband and is good for purchases at Innings Festival. This offer is limited to 10,000 PayPal registrations and 10,000 Venmo registrations. Credit expires at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Innings Festival re-entry policy

Festival patrons can leave and re-enter as often as they like until 7 p.m.

Patrons will scan their wristband and pass through security each time they re-enter the site.

Lost & found and locker rentals

Lost & Found will be available at the guest services booth close to the main entrance.

Keep your items safe and secure throughout the weekend — and your phone fully charged — by renting a locker. You can rent your locker at entertainmentlockers.com/innings-tempe-2022/.

Food and drink at Innings Festival

The following restaurants will be at the festival: Alchemy Roast, El Jefe Tacos, Farmboy American Fare, Guac Girl, Hot Bamboo, Island Noodles, Moonshots Stadium, Romega Taqueria, Pokitrition — Sushi Tacos, The Spot, Tom's BBQ and White Mountain Food Co.

Beverage options include Celsius Energy Dugout, Corona Extra Cantina, Jack Daniel's Experience, Mamitas Tequila Seltzer Bar, Sierra Nevada Little Things Lounge, Strainge Beast Hard Kombuchas and Tito's Stardust Lounge.

Innings Festival Map

Innings Festival Map
Innings Festival Map

Here's a map of Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park with Innings Festival destinations.

COVID-19 health and safety

(Innings Festival has updated its COVID-19 policy since this story posted)

There is no local requirement to provide a Negative COVID-19 test result, vaccine card, or vaccine record for entry at this event.

If you are unvaccinated, the CDC encourages you to bring and wear a mask.

Innings Festival bag policy

All bags will be searched before entry.

Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 4.5" x 5.5" or smaller do not need to be clear, but can have no more than one pocket.

All other bags must be fully clear and made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC. Bags must be no larger than 12" x 12" x 6". Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.

Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be clear, but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.

What items are permitted in the park?

The following items are allowed at Innings Festival:

  • Baby strollers

  • Frisbees

  • Binoculars

  • Blankets, sheets, towels

  • Cameras (basic point-and-shoot consumer-grade cameras) without detachable lenses and other accessories (monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, GoPro mounts, and other attachments are not allowed)

  • Empty reusable water bottles and hydration packs, and plastic or aluminum water bottles

  • Sunscreen in non-aerosol containers of 3.4 ounces or less

  • Personal-sized hand sanitizer

Anyone needing prescription medicine at the festival must present the pharmacy-labeled container which states the prescription, dosage and patient name to our medical staff at each entrance gate. Patrons are only allowed a sufficient supply of the prescribed medication for that day.

Medicines needing to be inhaled or smoked are prohibited unless in a prescribed inhaler.

Over-the-counter medications are allowed in a sufficient supply for the day. Bottle contents will be verified by medical personnel at the entry gates.

What items are prohibited in the park?

The following items are prohibited:

  • Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products.

  • Coolers of any kind. (Exceptions may be made for medical use)

  • Framed backpacks, multiple pocket backpacks and any pack that is not aligned with the bag policy

  • Any and all professional audio recording equipment

  • Professional cameras and professional recording (photo, video, audio) equipment (No large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks or other commercial equipment.

  • Any and all professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed

  • Drones or any other remote flying device

  • Hammocks

  • Glass containers of any kind

  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind

  • Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind

  • Umbrellas

  • Pets (except service animals)

  • Selfie sticks

  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicles

  • Tents, canopies, or shade structures of any kind

  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

  • Weapons or explosives of any kind

  • Fireworks

  • Large chains or spiked jewelry

  • Bicycles inside festival grounds (free parking is available near festival entrance)

  • Carts of any kind (including red wagons)

  • Chairs of any kind

ADA and Accessibility accommodations

Innings offers an accessible pick-up and drop-off location at the corner of West Rio Salado Parkway and South Ash Avenue. The accessible pick-up and drop-off location and accessible route to the main festival entrance will be marked with the international symbol of access (ISA).

There are specially designated lanes at the festival entrance for patrons with disabilities. Look for signs with the international symbol of access above the accessible entrance lanes or ask a team member to direct you to the lanes.

The access center is located inside the guest services tent by the main festival entrance gate. Please look for the guest services signage.

Patrons with mobility impairments or deaf/hard of hearing patrons can request an accessibility wristband at the access center.

This wristband is to show festival staff that the patron plus one companion is eligible to enter the accessible viewing areas or the deaf and hard of hearing areas. The accessibility wristband is non-transferable.

The wristband does not guarantee a spot in these areas. Both viewing areas have a limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Innings cannot save or reserve seats or areas on the platform. Once it’s determined that an accessible viewing area is filled to capacity, the area will not be available for additional entry.

Signage will be placed at the festival identifying all viewing areas for patrons with mobility limitations and patrons who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Accessible portable toilets are available at the ends of each bank of portable toilets throughout the Festival venue.

Pets are not allowed within festival grounds. However, miniature horses and dogs that have been trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability are welcome.

If accompanied by a service animal, you will be provided a Patron Notice of Responsibility for a Service Animal or you can request the form in advance from access-arizona@inningsfestival.com.

Reach the reporter at ed.masley@arizonarepublic.com or 602-444-4495. Follow him on Twitter @EdMasley.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Innings Festival Tempe 2022 guide: Music, tickets, parking, lineup