Tips For The Weekend

With so much to see, hear, and taste, here are the important logistics and tidbits to keep festivalgoers in the know:

  • SAFETY FIRST: Shaky Beats is dedicated to keeping patrons safe. In case of emergency, we urge attendees to be alert to safety messaging coming from the following sources:
    • Push Notifications through The Official Mobile App available on Android and iOS
    • Video Screens at the Peachtree Stage
    • Audio Announcements at all 4 Stages
    • Real-time updates on Shaky Beats Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

In the event of an evacuation, all attendees should follow the instructions of public safety officials.

Anyone in need of medical or security assistance throughout the weekend may approach any festival security or staff member for the appropriate support.

For more information, visit

  • TICKETS: 3-Day and 1-Day General Admission and Platinum Tickets are still available for purchase at, or Festival Box Office during the hours listed below. All wristbands contain RFID technology and will be authenticated upon entering the gates. Shaky Beats Music Festival is for ages 18+.
  • FESTIVAL LOCATION & HOURS: Shaky Beats Music Festival takes place May 11-13 at Central Park in Atlanta, GA.
    • Friday, May 11: 3pm – 11pm
    • Saturday, May 12: 2pm – 11pm
    • Sunday, May 13: 1:30pm – 10pm
  • FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE: The Festival Box Office is located at the corner of North Ave NE & Central Park Place NE and will be open during the following times:
    • Wednesday May, 9 – Thursday, May 10: 11:30am – 7pm
    • Friday, May 11: 1:30pm–10pm

    • Saturday, May 12: 12:30pm–10pm
    • Sunday, May 13: 12pm–10pm
  • WRISTBAND ACTIVATION & CASHLESS: Fans need to activate their wristbands before heading to the park to ensure a smooth process entering the gates. Wristband activation guarantees the wristband is associated with the person wearing it. You can associate an emergency contact to your credential, as well as help expedite any issues you might have once at the fest. To activate, visit

Fans can securely link their wristband to a credit or debit card to pay with a tap of the wrist at food vendors, bars, and Festival merchandise tents. To sign up for Cashless, visit , or activate at the Wristband Registration Tent located just inside of the Entrance.

  • GETTING TO THE PARK: There is no parking at Shaky Beats. We encourage fans to take other eco-friendly transportation, including public transportation, ride sharing, walking and biking.

Don’t miss a beat at Shaky Beats Festival. To get to and from the festival, use the Uber Pickup Zone at the corner of Piedmont and Pine Street. Open your app when you’re ready to head out for more information.

  • ENTERING THE FESTIVAL & BAG SEARCH: There are two entrances to the festival – one at Central Park Place and Linden Ave., and one at Pine St. and Piedmont Ave.

Shaky Beats is committed to the safety and security of fans, artists and staff in the park. ALL bags will be searched before entry. For your safety, bags will be restricted to small purses and draw string bags and may not exceed 14″ x 11″ x 5″ (35cm x 28cm x 12cm). Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Hydration packs are allowed, but must be empty and have only one additional pocket.

Fans should be prepared to have their bags searched each time they enter the festival, and should plan for extra time to get through security. Speed things up by checking out the list of prohibited items on the Information Page, and avoid bringing any prohibited materials to the park.

For faster entry, No Bag Express Lanes are located at the entrance for those not carrying a bag. 

The entrance also has dedicated Accessibility Lanes. If you have questions about accessibility while on-site please visit the Access Center near the main entrance or email

  • OFFICIAL MOBILE APP: The Official Shaky Beats Mobile App is the official festival resource complete with interactive map and custom scheduler. From brushing up on bands playing the Festival and creating the ideal Custom Schedule to mapping out the park in advance of the weekends, the app will answer all of those Shaky Beats questions. Users are encouraged to opt-in for Push Notifications to receive important news and emergency information throughout the Festival. Get the app on iPhone or Android.

  • WATER STATIONS: Shaky Beats is committed to keeping fans hydrated by offering free freshly filtered water at Water Stations located throughout the festival. Fans can bring up to 2 factory-sealed bottles (up to 1 liter each) into the park each day, or preferably an empty, refillable bottle.
  • FOOD IN THE PARK: The Food Trucks at Shaky Beats have something for everyone! From Philadelphia style Cheesesteaks to Mediterranean gyros to Traditional Tex Mex, no matter what you fancy, we’ve got you covered. Check out the full list of vendors here.
  • SAMSUNG’S GALAXY STUDIO: Discover innovative experiences like 4D virtual reality and turn yourself into an emoji at Samsung’s Galaxy Studio, where we’re bringing the new Galaxy S9 features to life. And while you’re here, capture special Shaky Beats moments in super slow-mo and in the dark with the camera reimagined.
  • CROWN ROYAL AIRSTREAM: Make sure you stop by the Crown Royal airstream to receive the royal treatment with a fun photo opportunity and the chance to win some Crown Royal swag.
  • MIKE’S HARD LEMONADE: Smiles are just around the corner. Head to the Mike’s Hard Lemonade for ping pong, your very own ball pit, samples and more. Drink on the Bright Side.
  • INFO/ACCESSIBILITY: Visit the Info/Access Center by the main entrance for all event related questions while on site. Festival programs, information on event accessibility, and other event services are offered.
  • LOST & FOUND: Visit the Info/Access Center near the main entrance or visit to view found items and make a lost & found claim. If you find something, please turn it into the Info/Access Center.

Be sure to sign up for the E-List to be the first to get new information at, and follow social media to stay in the loop for all festival announcements.  Facebook || Twitter || Instagram

Shaky Beats is generously sponsored by Heineken, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Samsung, Crown Royal, Diet Coke, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., Uber, BeatBox Beverages, M&M’s, GloFX, and The Atlanta Braves.

This article was posted on May 7, 2018