(Here’s What To Expect at This Year’s Rogue)
What’s up with the Rogue Wristband?
The Rogue Wristband is sort of like your ticket to the Rogue Festival as a whole. You have to have a wristband AND a ticket to see any show on the Festival. Your one-time purchase of a $3 wristband also gets you discounts at Tower District retailers and restaurants as well as entrance to several Rogue Festival community events. The money from the wristbands goes right back into the Festival to support its day-to-day operations. Wristbands can be purchased online prior to the Festival or at any Rogue venue and at the Rogue Store.
Where do I get tickets?
A few weeks before and during the festival, tickets are available online! Just click the BUY TICKETS HERE! on the website to be taken to Rogue’s ticketing site. Search for the show you want to see and purchase tickets from there. You can also walk up to any venue 30 minutes before a show and buy a ticket (with CASH or CREDIT CARD) in person.
The ticket site says the show is sold out. What do I do now?
For every show, only half of the available seats are sold online. All remaining seats can be purchased at the door 30 minutes before the show begins. If the show is sold out when you get to the venue, look in the program, find another show playing, and take a chance on something new!
How do I plan?
The most important thing is to get your hands on a Rogue Program, which you can grab at any Rogue venue or at the Rogue Store. It is also available for digital download on the website a few weeks before the Festival. It has descriptions and times of all the shows that are playing, as well as addresses for venues and ticket prices. Shows start on time, and some do not allow latecomers. Some only let people in within the first 15 minutes. So plan to arrive at the door of your venue 20-30 minutes early to be on the safe side.
How do I know if a show is any good?
Rogue Festival is all about experimentation, spontaneity, and surprises. Grab a program, read the title and a short description of a show, and take a chance on a brand-new experience. Some shows will blow your mind and some may leave something to be desired. But most will be new and memorable. If you crave more information, you’ll be able to find some reviews on the Rogue show webpages or ask for recommendations from other audience members in line!
Can I leave a review?
Anyone can leave a review in the comments section on the show’s Rogue webpage. Fringe performers thrive on audience feedback and your thoughtful reviews are greatly appreciated!
Is it kid-friendly?
Most of the shows are aimed at an adult demographic. But some are kid-friendly. The best thing to do is flip through the Rogue Program and look at the ratings. There is also the Kids’ Rogue event on the first Sunday of the Festival. Kids Rogue is a chance for the artists of tomorrow to perform for the community.
Where can I park?
The Tower District has several lots and a good amount of street parking for free. There’s a large, centrally located lot behind the Tower Theater and Sequoia Brewing at Olive and Wishon. There is also a lot in front of Dollar Tree and several small lots behind the businesses on Olive. But if they are full, you might have to park on the street. Anywhere between Maroa and Echo/ Hedges and Olive will keep you within walking distance of most venues.
What do I do between shows?
If you have time to kill in between shows, see another show! Sometimes you find the best performances at Rogue by stumbling upon them. If you’re looking for some R&R, however, stop by one of the Tower’s restaurants for a bit to eat or a drink. Or, you can simply stroll the neighborhood and pop into one of our unique, off-beat shops. The Tower District is a great host for an afternoon of art and leisure.