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The Bangor area is serviced by a major international airport: (BGR) (approximately 4 miles away). The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion is accessible by public transportation, hotel shuttle service, and taxi from the airport. The Portland area is serviced by a major airport (PWM) (approximately 5 miles away).
For safety and as a courtesy to other ticket-holders, please do not sit or stand in the aisles. Aisles should be kept clear at all times. We ask that you comply with these policies & any patron not in compliance is subject to ejection.
For most events at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. All guests will be required to show ID to purchase alcohol. Guests are not permitted to bring in alcoholic beverages from outside and may not leave with alcohol purchased inside the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Management reserves the right to refuse the sale of alcohol to any guest. Alcohol is served at most Waterfront Concerts events. Venue staff is trained in responsible alcohol service management.
- To purchase alcoholic beverages, a patron must present a valid state driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID, which indicates the patron to be a least 21 years of age (ID cards, duplicate licenses, expired licenses, damaged licenses and driver’s licenses, which do not have photos, will not be accepted).
- Any patron in the possession of alcoholic beverages on premises may be requested to produce identification, which must satisfy the foregoing requirements. No refunds will be offered for confiscated alcoholic beverages.
- Any patron who presents false identification or who passes alcohol to a minor may be subject to eviction and arrest.
- We will not serve more than two alcoholic beverages to a patron at one time and we reserve the right to limit service to one drink per patron.
- Our alcohol service will end at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled end of an event. We reserve the right to discontinue the sale of alcohol at any time.
- We will not serve any patron whom we believe to be intoxicated.
- Alcoholic beverages may not be taken into or removed from the premise.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier has a strict policy towards animals on the premises and therefore does not allow animals or pets at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier under normal circumstances, with the exception of service animals such as guide dogs. The ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. (See Service Animals)
Machias Savings Bank has provided the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion with an ATM located next to the box office, at the top of the lawn and by the stage for your convenience. There is also one by the box office at The Maine State Pier.
All ticketholders and guests must abide by the instructions of Security staff members at all times.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier does not distribute backstage passes for any event. Tour management for each artist is the sole issuer of passes and information.
Due to the recent requests from tour security for increased fan screening, we are instituting a CLEAR BAG POLICY. This is a policy that has been implemented at other venues across the country along with all NFL stadiums.
CLEAR BAG POLICY:
Fans arriving to our venues must have bags that are in compliance with the clear bag policy. Bags that are not in compliance will not be stored and must be returned to the patron’s vehicle. A description of the style and size of the bags that will be allowed is below:
- Bags that are clear (see through) plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
- One-gallon clear (see through) plastic freezer bag or similar
- Small clutch bags, not to exceed 8” x 5” x 2” (approximately the size of a hand), with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options
Our number one goal is to make sure everyone is safe and has a good time. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you this summer!
Why did the WFC adopt this policy?
The artists we work with strongly recommended we adjust our policy to enhance public safety and make venue access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into our venues. This proactive measure both will enhance safety inside and outside the venue and speed the security screening process for all concert fans. The public deserves to be in a safe, secure environment. This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience.
How does the new policy improve public safety?
The clear bag is easily and quickly searched and greatly reduces faulty bag searches. It also supports the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign.
How does this make it more convenient for fans?
This will enable us to move fans through our security check points much faster. A standard size bag eliminates the need for bag templates to check bag sizes. It will make the venue’s job much easier, allowing staff to be more efficient and effective in checking bags that are brought into the venue. There will be less time spent standing in lines at the venue gates and fans will be able to be in their seats well before the show starts. Fans also will enjoy an improved sense of safety. Shorter lines mean fewer hassles.
How many bags can each person bring into the venue?
One large clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or the 12" by 6" by 12" clear bag – plus a small clutch. The larger clear bag must be a standard 12" by 6" by 12" made of clear PVC vinyl and is easily searched. The one-gallon Ziploc bag is readily available, inexpensive and easily searched. The small clutch allows privacy for small personal items and also is easily searched.
Can fans carry cameras, binoculars, or smart phones separately from what they put in a clear bag?
Yes. Binoculars or a phone or camera can be carried into the venue so long as it is not in its own bag. This is not a restriction on items that fans have been able to bring into the venue. It is only a restriction on the type of container used to carry items.
Are seat cushions allowed to be carried into the venue?
No, they are not.
What about bringing blankets?
Fans will be able to bring blankets by tossing them over a shoulder or arm. They can be easily screened carrying a blanket into the venue.
What happens if I show up at the gate with a bag that is not permitted?
Fans carrying bags that do not meet the criteria will be turned away from the venue. We will have an ample supply of clear plastic tote bags for purchase (Starting 7/22) or clear plastic freezer bags to afford guests the opportunity to transfer their belongings to an approved bag before they approach the venue.
If I have certain items that I need to bring into the stadium for medical reasons and they won't fit in the clear bag, what do I do?
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Are all purses prohibited?
No. Unlike some event venues, we are not banning all bags. Small clutch purses, with or without a handle or strap, are permitted along with either the 12" by 6" by 12" clear tote bag or the one-gallon freezer bag. This should enable you to carry the same items you have in previous years and speed entry into the stadium for all fans because it will take less time to screen bags. Shorter lines means fewer hassles. We encourage fans not to bring any bags, but have created a policy that balances fan needs with improved public safety and convenience.
Do I have to put everything I'm carrying into the permissible bags?
No. We are limiting only the type of bags carried into the venue, not items that you normally bring to a show. Therefore, you can carry in your pockets or jacket keys, makeup, feminine products, comb, phone, wallet, credit cards, etc., if you choose not to put them in a clear bag or clutch. And you can carry a blanket over your arms, and binoculars and/or camera around your neck or in your hands without the case. You can use the clear bag and clutch to carry other items. You will continue to have the flexibility to bring a wide variety of approved items into the venue. Every member of your family may carry in a permissible bag.
What about diaper bags?
Diapers can be carried in a clear bag. Each member of a family, including children, would be allowed to carry an approved clear bag and a clutch purse into the venue. That is a quite a bit of storage capacity.
If I have special medical equipment I need to have with me at all times, where do I put that?
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You are more than welcome to bring a pair of binoculars with you to the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion to enhance your overall experience.
Bottle Caps and Containers
All Bottle caps will be removed from all bottle sold inside the venue. Coolers are not permitted inside the venue & outside food and beverages, including water, are not permitted in Darling's Waterfront Pavilion or the Maine State Pier at any time. We have REVERB water bottles for sale inside the venues, which you can purchase and may bring into the venue for future shows, as we have water re-fill stations in the venue.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Local Box Office is located at Mark’s Music in Brewer, ME. Click here for local Box Office hours.
On-site Box Office is located on Railroad Street, & is ONLY set-up on show day and opens at 3pm.
The Maine State Pier
Local box office is located at the Drum Shop, at 965 Forest Ave in Portland.
On-site Box Office is located at the Maine State Pier, & is ONLY set-up on show day and opens at 3pm.
Will Call: If you need to pick up tickets at will call. The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on-site Box Office will open at 3:00 pm on the day of an event. Customers must present the actual credit card used to place the order, a photo ID, and the order number.
If your seat is broken, please contact the nearest Usher, Security Officer, or Guest Relations Representative for further assistance.
Please call the After drop-off, buses and limousines are not permitted to wait in the drop-off area. We suggest you communicate via cell phone with your driver for pick-up information.
For most events, small point & shoot cameras will be permitted into the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier, however, you must refrain from using a flash during the performance. Taking photos with flash during events is distracting not only to the performers, but your fellow patrons as well. Video cameras/recorders are strictly prohibited. This policy will be strictly enforced. For concert events, this policy is at the discretion of the artist. Please call Guest Relations at 207-358-9327, any weekday during normal business hours, for more information.
For all events, camping is not permitted at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier
In the rare event that a Darling's Waterfront Pavilion or Maine State Pier event is postponed, rescheduled or cancelled, please visit the event listing on this website, specific to the event you possess tickets to for more information. (See Weather)
For most events, all children who have reached their third birthday require a ticket to gain admittance to the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier. Any child who has yet to reach their third birthday does not require a ticket, however, they may not occupy their own separate seat and must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Please check the event profile for your specific event for more information prior to your purchase of tickets. For any questions, you may contact Guest Relations at 207-358-9327, any weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code of Conduct
The staff has been trained to intervene when deemed necessary and to use their best discretion to help ensure that guests who ignore the Code of Conduct do not interfere with other guests’ ability to enjoy an event. Guests who violate the Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection without refund and, to the extent their conduct constitutes a violation of law, may be subject to arrest. Season ticket holders may also be subject to having their season subscription revoked. We thank you for your cooperation.
- Guests shall be respectful of others around them.
- Guests shall avoid blocking the view of other guests.
- During some concerts, the artists may request that guests be permitted to stand immediately in front of their seats during the entirety of the performance. On those occasions, standing guests shall continue to be respectful of others around them and avoid blocking the view of other guests.
- Guests shall not interfere with the event, the performers or staff in any way.
- Guests shall refrain from using foul/offensive language, fighting, obscene gestures, throwing objects and engaging in other behavior detrimental to the experience of other guests.
- During events, guests should avoid blocking the view of seated guests. Guests shall adhere to the instructions and directions of arena staff.
- Guests shall not stand on seats or any other building structure.
- Guests shall not block the aisles.
- Guests shall not occupy a seat or remain in an area for which they do not possess a valid ticket and shall provide their ticket upon request.
- As required by the City of Bangor, guests will only be permitted to smoke at designated areas at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.
- Guests who consume alcoholic beverages shall do so in a responsible manner.
- Guests are encouraged to report inappropriate or offensive behavior to an Usher, Security Officer or Guest Services Representative.
- Guests shall comply with requests from arena staff regarding arena operational and emergency procedures.
We ask all guests to be respectful of others around them. Any guest who interferes with the enjoyment of another individual during an event is subject to ejection from the building. During performances we ask all guests to remain seated for the duration of the performance. Depending on the demographics of certain concerts, standing may be accepted as normal protocol. Guests are permitted to stand if the majority of the audience is doing the same. Some entertainers will instruct the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion staff not to ask anyone to sit down during their performance. Standing on seats or any other building structure is not permitted and may result in ejection from the event.
Food and drink is allowed in the seating area, however, we ask that you be respectful of the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier and others sitting around you. If you are looking for a snack or a drink at an event, please stop by one of our vendors to purchase soda, coffee, and bottled water. At most events, food is available for purchase as well as beer, wine, and spirits. We do accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card. Outside food and beverage, including water, are prohibited.
To Charitable Organizations from Waterfront Concerts
To request a donation Waterfront Concerts, please fax your request on your organization’s letterhead to our Community Relations department at 207-827-3508, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you know in advance that you will not be able to attend an upcoming event, you may donate your tickets. Please send your tickets in a traceable manner to donations@waterfrontconcerts. Please also include your name, address and telephone number so we may send you a letter of acknowledgement. All donated tickets must be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event. For more information, please call the Administration office at 207-358-9327
Door Opening Times
Doors for events at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier open two hours prior to event start time.
Unless otherwise noted, the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier does not have a formal dress code. We do ask, however, that you use your best personal judgement when dressing for an event.
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Point
We suggest that you drop your party off and pick them up. Please understand that you cannot stand or park in these areas. The best way to coordinate a pick-up spot after an event is to communicate with your driver via cell phone. If you are arriving via private bus or limousine, please call the for more information.
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Emergency Contact Numbers
The best way to be contacted during an emergency is to set your beeper or cell phone to vibrate. The emergency contact telephone number during events is our Security Office Please be sure to leave your seat location information with your babysitter, as the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier will not page ticket holders during an event.
Should there be an immediate need to evacuate the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier Guests will be given instructions via, to the extent available, the public-address/open-caption systems. Guests are encouraged to:
- Be aware of their location in the Pavilion at all times.
- Identify the two exits located nearest to their seats.
- Listen, watch for and follow instructions from the public-address system, video screens (if available).
- Ask for assistance and information from Security Members*, police, and medical and security personnel.
- Designate a meeting location outside the Stadium for their group in the event that they become separated during an evacuation.
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Entry & Exit
To enter the venue, we have two entrances that access all levels of seating. Please follow the direction of Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier staff. Upon exiting the venue, please exit toward Railroad Street & follow cross walk signs at Main Street intersection.
A facility surcharge is assessed to help defray the administrative costs of running our Box Office and our facility. You will find that some venues are charging this fee and that it is in line with industry standards. This facility surcharge ($4.00) is included in the price of each ticket. Any ticket with a face value above $15.00 is subject to a facility surcharge.
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) are available at every event for medical emergencies.
Photography inside the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier is prohibited at all times. Flash photography is not only distracting to the performers, but to your fellow concertgoers as well.
Food and Beverage
Bring in outside food and beverages, including water, is prohibited from the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier, however, there are food concessions once inside. Aside from the traditional fare of hamburgers and hot dogs, we also offer favorites such as pizza, fresh cut french fries, sandwiches, subs, ice cream and coffee. If you have a medical condition that requires you to bring in outside special food and beverages, please contact Guest Relations at 207-358-9327, any weekday during normal business hours, prior to your event or please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a medical conditions you may want to discuss with Waterfront Concerts trained medical staff & security.
Gates to vendor alley for Darling's Waterfront Pavilion events open two hours prior to event start time. The seated venue opens one hour prior to start time.
Group Information and Reservations
For group tickets (generally 8+) and information please call our Group Sales department at 207-358-9327 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Guest Services / Ushers
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Any guest in need of assistance during an event should seek an Usher, Security Officer, or Guest Relations Representative.
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The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier rarely cancels or postpones events due to inclement weather. Please be advised that tickets for all events are sold on a non-refundable and non-exchangeable basis. This stipulation is clearly marked on each ticket. Should a decision be made to cancel or postpone an event, this information will be posted, as soon as we receive it, on our website as well as on our main information telephone line at 207-358-9327. Please continue to check our website and call our main information telephone line 207-358-9327 for the latest, up-to-the-minute information.
Please contact our Security Office at 207-358-9327 to inquire about the possible recovery of any lost items. If you have lost an item while at an event, please speak to any Guest Relations representative for assistance.
If you have lost your tickets or they have been stolen before your event takes place, please return to your point of purchase for further assistance. If you have purchased tickets through TicketMaster by phone or TicketMaster Online, please call TicketMaster Customer Service at 866-858-0007.
ALL meet and greets are offered through the artist, and artist tour management only. We suggest signing up for their fan clubs, or follow instructions on their website. Instructions are supplied by email from the artist mangement, or with your ticket package. We suggest you contact the artist through their website, or facebook with questions.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier has many points of sale from which you may purchase merchandise at an event. You may use your American Express, Visa, Discover Card, or MasterCard.
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At all events at the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier security staff deem it necessary to conduct a pat-down search. If performed, search will be by an employee of your gender. Please note: You may have to wait for an officer of your gender to become available. You have the right to request that the pat-down be conducted in a private location that cannot be seen by other concertgoers, employees or the general public. Again delays may occur. The pat-down search must be witnessed by another security employee. In addition, you have the right to have the search witnessed by a companion or anyone else of your choice. You have the right to request a chair if you need to sit down. You should tell security before the pat-down search begins – if you have any physical condition that makes it hard for you raise your arms or to remain in the position for undergoing a pat-down search. You should also tell the staff member if you any areas of your body that are painful when touched. Our security contractor should never ask you to remove or lift any article of clothing to reveal a sensitive part of your body. If Contraband is found: Patron may have to undergo “additional screening” and local authorities may be involved.
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Pre-Sale Information (WFC Insider)
For all events at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion& The Maine State Pier, members of our Insider Club may decide to purchase presale tickets which WFC Insider members may participate in. During a pre-sale, a limited number of tickets are available for sale within a specified amount of time prior to the sale of tickets to the general public. Please note that while a pre-sale can afford you the opportunity to attempt to purchase tickets before the general public sale, there is no guarantee that you will be able to obtain certain blocked tickets since, as in normal ticket-selling situations, there is a limited supply of tickets, and artists will sometimes hold tickets for their fan club members. In order to participate in most artist presales a special code is required. For events where an artist has arranged for WFC Insider Club members to participate in a presale, club members will be notified of the guidelines of the presale via e-mail. The artist of the event determines whether a presale takes place and who may participate. Click here to sign up for WFC Insider.
We ask all guests to arrive early and travel light as you may be subject to search. We ask that our guests avoid bringing unnecessary items. The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier may utilize metal detecting hand wands, walk-through metal detectors or other devices. Amongst items that are prohibited from The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion are: weapons, laser pens, signs, banners, oversized bags, outside food and beverage, including water, cans, bottles, alcohol, drugs, video cameras, monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, audio recording devices and SLR cameras with telephoto or zoom lenses. You may bring in a disposable, 35mm or digital point and shoot camera (with no zoom or telephoto lens), however, for some events, cameras of any type and/or flash photography may be prohibited.
When ordering tickets online through www.ticketmaster.com, enter your promotion code in the box labeled, “Promotions and Special Offers.” . Promotional code information is sent out to current members of the Insider & Platinum clubs before the start of any presale
If you have any questions or concerns before or after an event, please call our Guest Relations department at 207-358-9327. If you have questions or concerns during the event, please seek the nearest Usher, Security Officer, or Guest Relations Representative.
Recording Devices (Audio & Video)
Video cameras, monopods, tripods, audio recording devices and cameras with telephoto or zoom lenses are not permitted inside the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion at any time. This policy will be strictly enforced. You may bring in a disposable or 35mm camera (with no zoom or telephoto lens), however, for some events, cameras of any type and/or flash photography may be prohibited.
All exits are final. Guests are not permitted to leave an event and then re-enter the same event. For all events at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, all exits are final, even for guests who smoke. Guests are not permitted to leave an event and then re-enter the same event. However, on rare occasions this policy may differ, and will be printed directly on the ticket.
For all events, small point and shoot digital cameras will be permitted into the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier, however, you must refrain from taking flash pictures during the performance. Taking photos using a flash during events is distracting not only to the performers, but your fellow patrons as well. Video cameras/recorders are strictly prohibited. This policy will be strictly enforced. This policy is at the discretion of the artist. Please call Guest Relations at 207-358-9327, any weekday during normal business hours, for more information.
Refunds & Exchanges
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier has a no refund, no exchange policy on tickets for all events.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier has portable toilets. There is also a family/wheelchair accessible toilets in the, please see an employee for access.
Please note that unlawful resale can be punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
Visit our Premium Seat Sales page here for more info on Season Tickets and Box Seats.
With the exception of the pit section, reserved seating is numbered from 1 starting in the center aisle. At The Maine State Pier, seat 1 is to the ocean.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Any guest in need of assistance during an event should seek a Guest Relations staff member, Usher, or Security Officer.
Signs and Banners
Large Signs and banners are not permitted into the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier at any time. Guests are welcome to bring signs that are 8.5 X 11 or smaller into the building to show their support for their favorite team, player, or entertainer. Signs may not be derogatory in any manner and must not contain foul language. Signs must be hand held and cannot be mounted on a stick or pole and they cannot block the view of other guests. Any interference with the enjoyment of another guest’s experience will result in the confiscation of the sign and/or possible ejection from the venue.
Smoking is prohibited in the seated area of the venue, and in all outdoor areas or any portion thereof where food or drink is prepared, served or consumed on the premises. Our staff is committed to a safe entertainment experience and will enforce Maine’s Public Place Smoking Law (22 MRSA § 1550 et seq.) This policy is strictly enforced. Violation of this regulation is grounds for ejection. Furthermore, all exits are final and the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion does not allow for smoking passes.
Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities
To learn more about advertising opportunities at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier, please contact us at 207-358-9327 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During some concerts, the artists may encourage guests to be permitted to stand immediately in front of their seats during the entirety of the performance. On those occasions, standing guests shall continue to be respectful of others around them and avoid blocking the view of other guests. Standing on seats or any other building structure is not permitted and may result in ejection from the event.
Are allowed into events, but they will be searched.
Please be courteous to fellow patrons when using your phone.
If you have a temporary disability/injury and you have already purchased tickets to an event, please call the Disabled Services department at 207-358-9327, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. and we will make the necessary arrangements for you to attend the event in a comfortable and enjoyable manner. When calling, please have the event, date, section, row, and seat available.
Your ticket stub is proof that you are in possession of a valid ticket for the event that you are attending and also designates your correct seat location. This information will also help our staff locate your party in the event that you become separated. Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier staff may ask to see your ticket at any time during the event. You will also need to keep your ticket stub in the rare occurrence an event is cut short for any reason.
TicketMaster Phone Numbers
- Purchasing Tickets Tickets for events at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion may be purchased at the following authorized points of purchase: in person at any of our Box Office’s at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion, Mark’s Music, online through this website (which will hyperlink you to Ticketmaster), at a Ticketmaster Outlet or by calling Ticketmaster at 866-858-0007. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are subject to Ticketmaster service fees in addition to the cost of the ticket. These sources are the only authorized ticket-selling agents of the Waterfront Concerts. Please be advised that we cannot vouch for the authenticity of tickets obtained through any other source. Counterfeit and other invalid tickets will not be honored by the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. If you would like to purchase tickets on the day that the event is taking place, you may only do so directly in person at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Box Office. Please note, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on the first day of sale.
- Accepted forms of payment Cash, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover are all acceptable forms of payment at our Box Office. We do not accept checks or money orders.
- Disabled Services The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier provides disabled accommodations and sells tickets to disabled individuals through our Disabled Services department, which may be reached at 800-745-3000, any weekday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests in need of disabled accommodations may also purchase tickets through Ticketmaster (by calling 866-858-0007 or through ticketmaster.com). For more information on our Disabled Services department, click on Disabled Services.
- Children For most events, all children who have reached their third birthday require a ticket to gain admittance to the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier. Any child who has yet to reach their second birthday does not require a ticket, however, they may not occupy their own separate seat and must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Please note, that for certain children’s events (such as Thomas the Tank), all children who have reached their first birthday require a ticket.Please check the event profile for your specific event for more information prior to your purchase of tickets.For any questions, you may contact Guest Relations at 207-358-9327, any weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Lost Tickets If you have lost your tickets or they have been stolen before your event takes place, please return to your point of purchase for further assistance. If you have purchased tickets through TicketMaster Phone or TicketMaster Online, please call TicketMaster Customer Service at 866-858-0007.
Please understand that a facility surcharge is included in the ticket price, regardless of your point of purchase. Please be aware that the Ticketmaster surcharges cover the costs of performing the administrative functions necessary to process ticket orders, as well as for shipping.
Please understand that a facility surcharge is included in the ticket price, if the original face value (prior to any discounts) is more than $15.00. Please be aware that the TicketMaster surcharges cover the costs of performing the administrative functions necessary to process ticket orders, as well as for shipping. There are three ways to purchase tickets through TicketMaster. If you choose to use TicketMaster’s phone or Internet service, you will be assessed a facility surcharge, a convenience and shipping charge. If you choose to utilize a TicketMaster outlet to purchase tickets, you will be assessed a facility surcharge and a convenience charge. You may avoid TicketMaster charges only by purchasing tickets in person at our Box Office.
There are three ways to purchase tickets through Tickemaster. If you choose to use Ticketmaster’s phone or Internet service, you will be assessed a facility convenience and shipping charge. If you choose to utilize a Ticketmaster outlet to purchase tickets, you will be assessed a facility surcharge and a convenience charge. You may avoid Ticketmaster charges only by purchasing tickets in person at our Box Office.
We update our Upcoming Events Calendar daily, the moment we receive confirmation that an event is taking place at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier. The best way to obtain upcoming event information is by following us on twitter & facebook or signing up for our WFC Insider Newsletter, which is free. We will e-mail you upcoming event information, based upon your preferences, so you will not miss out on all the excitement at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Click here to sign up.
For some concert events, artist will bring & utilize large video projection systems. *There is no permanent closed circuit video installation at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier is an outdoor open amphitheater with no overhead covering in any section. Concert-goers are subject to the elements; wind & rain ect. The average temperature during the season ranges between 55 and 90 degrees. Ponchos and sweatshirts are available for purchase at the merchandise tent at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion & The Maine State Pier.
- Severe Weather Policy
Waterfront Concerts rarely postpones events due to inclement weather. Please be advised that tickets for all events are sold on a non-refundable and non-exchangeable basis. This stipulation is clearly marked on each ticket. Should a decision be made to cancel or postpone an event, this information will be posted, as soon as we receive it, on our website as well as on our main information telephone line at 207-358-9327. Please continue to check our website and call our main information telephone line for the latest, up-to-the-minute information.
(See Emergency Weather Policy & Evacuation Plan)
Accessible seating, wheelchair seating, and companion seating are available upon request. Please purchase tickets for the event then contact our ADA Assistant regarding your needs. Since many events at the theater are general admission with first come first serve seating, the earlier you can contact our staff, the easier it will be to seat you. Of course we will also work to accommodate any ADA requests at the door. For additional accessibility information please contact our ADA Assistant at 207-358-9327.
The Will Call window is located at our main entrance, it can be found at our on-site Box Office, which is a blue pop-up tent labeled “Box Office”. If you are picking up tickets at Will Call, please bring valid photo ID, the credit card used to purchase the tickets with and your confirmation number. Please be aware that the Will Call window generally opens at 3:00PM or 2 hours before gates open to a show & closes 1/2 hour after the event start time.
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion does not accept tickets dropped off at our Will Call window. The Will Call window is for patrons who have ordered tickets through TicketMaster or have House Seats arranged directly through the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.
LOCAL BOX OFFICE INFORMATION (See Mark’s Music)
Monday – Friday 10:00 to 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00 to 5:00pm
203 Penobscot Street, Brewer, Maine 04412
Call 207-989-6658 for store info only.
Tickets for Waterfront Concerts events may be purchased in person at our local Box Office inside Mark’s Music in Brewer, Maine without a service charge.
Tickets may be charged by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or use Ticketmaster Express at 866-448-7849 for completely automated self-service ticket sales, even after hours.Tickets for Waterfront Concerts events are available at all Ticketmaster retail locations. To purchase tickets online, click here! Service charges apply on all phone orders, outlet and online sales. Specific seat availability is not an option over the phone.
For help with existing ticket orders Ticketmaster Customer Service call 800-653-8000.
Explore our Interactive Seat Map using this online tutorial & read the Interactive Map FAQ
How do I buy tickets?
Our ticket agents accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover, checks & cash. Tickets ordered over the telephone or online must be paid by credit or debit card. Service handling fees apply to all phone & online orders.
Please call our Box Office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com and they will be able to assist you with all your questions.
How do I enable or disable your interactive seating chart?
Where do I pick up my will call tickets?
There will be a local Box Office set up for the day located next to the main gate on Railroad Street by the railroad tracks. You can pick up your will-call tickets starting @ 3 pm on the day of any concert event at our blue Box Office tent on Railroad Street.
(See the Will Call FAQ)
How do I print my tickets?
Phone Orders: You’ll get an email with your tickets attached. Double-click the attached file and choose Open. Click the print button (upper left); print in black and white or color, both are fine.
TicketsNow is the safe and secure place for buying and selling tickets online. It’s the only worry-free source for real tickets posted directly by ticket holders and other fans. Tickets are authenticated by Ticketmaster.
(See the TicketsNow ® FAQ or Sell your tickets on TicketsNow.com)
Do I need a ticket for my child?
Kids under the age of 3 are free and strollers are permitted.
What is the Insider Pass?
Thank you for your interest in our Insider Pass. This is our fourth year offering an Insider Pass, please see http://waterfrontconcerts.com/insider for details.
What is your refund policy?
Please remember that tickets for Waterfront Concerts events may not be refunded or exchanged on the day of the show. This includes instances of inclement weather. Event information on this website will be updated as frequently as possible. However, events are subject to change without notice.
(See Ticketmaster Purchase Policy)
What about third party ticket options or scalpers?
FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Please be aware that the ONLY authorized ticket selling agencies for Waterfront Concerts events are the local Box Office located at Mark’s Music and any licensed Ticketmaster location. The only authorized charge-by-phone number is Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
At Waterfront Concerts we are working very diligently to address any concerns during events & issues that are reported. This is a temporary venue for us & there is a learning curve. We are constantly trying to better our product so please Contact Us with any issues you have so we can work to address those as well.
ADMINISTRATION OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday 9:00 to 5:00pm
Call 207-358-9327 for general information.
Will there be a make-up date if the event gets rained out?
All events are RAIN or SHINE and unfortunately no areas are under cover. Come prepared with rain gear in the case of inclement weather. Umbrellas are not permitted so please bring ponchos and hats. In the case of severe thunderstorms, please follow us on twitter & facebook or visit waterfrontconcerts.com for information on when the show will resume.
(See EVACUATION PLAN for details on emergency situations only)
Is it seated or standing?
Tickets that have general admission or lawn section on them are standing sections but you are welcome to bring a blanket, pillow, boat cushion or we suggest a Self inflating seat to sit on. Tickets with a section, row, and seat number are seated sections and chairs will be provided. Lawn chairs are not permitted. (See event details for seating information)
Can I bring a cooler with beer and food in it?
Coolers are not permitted nor is alcohol or any outside food or beverage. There will be a beer tent for people with valid id as well as vendors selling food and drink.
Can I bring water or snacks for my medical condition?
No outside food or beverages are allowed through the gates.
Please email us if you have a medical conditions you may want to discuss with Waterfront Concerts trained medical staff and security personnel. email@example.com
Can I bring a professional camera?
Safe bet is no. Most acts do not provide us that information until day of show and each act is different so your safe bet would be to leave your expensive camera in your car. Small point-and-shoot cameras are generally OK and posted in our event details section.
My knife was confiscated. Can I get it back?
No, any contraband confiscated during the night will be disposed of so please leave anything you don’t want taken away in your vehicle.
Can I smoke at the show?
Only in designated areas. The rest of the venue is a tobacco free zone.
What time is the show?
We list the times that the gates open, & all event times are subject to change at the request of the artist, & your printed ticket may not reflect start time correctly. Occasionally, if an event start-time is adjusted, event door times listed on our website are updated. Gates generally open 2 hours before opening artist.
Can I leave the show and come back?
No, re-entry is not permitted.
Is there an ATM?
Yes, Machias Savings Bank has provided the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion with an ATM located next to the box office for your convenience.
Where do I park?
In Bangor, Reserved Parking passes are available for purchase with any ticket sale. Reserved spots can be found on Front St, Pleasant St, and Summer St. and General Parking is available at Pickering Square Garage. Reserved Parking passes are $50 and General Parking Passes are $10 and available through the Ticketmaster Box Office at 1-800-745-3000. All other parking is in public or private lots separate from us.(Also see Parking)
Will there be shuttles running?
No. Sorry, you are responsible for getting yourself from your parking spot to the venue.
Where is the all-day festival lineup?
We generally have an updated schedule available 24 hours before the start to any all-day festival. (See All-Day Festival Schedule)
ABOUT YOUR PASS
I purchased an Insider Pass, how do I get a presale code?
Thank you for joining the Insider Club. Presale codes are only sent out via email 12 hours before the start to any presale.
I received my presale promo code, how / when can I use it?
When ordering online, enter your presale code in the promo password field on ticketmaster.com, select quantity and search.
I purchased a Pass, how will I receive it?
Thank you for your purchase. The physical laminated pass is only produced in the Spring time and is currently in the design phase. Before we finish with production we will verify your name to be printed on the pass and shipping address before mailing it.
I purchased an Insider Pass, how do I use it?
Thank you for joining the WFC Insider Club, for details visit http://waterfrontconcerts.com/insider.
Why can I only share the benefits with 1 person using my Insider Pass?
We found that keeping the group exclusive was one of the most important things to our members. To make it easier for our staff to administrate, and club members to enjoy, we adjusted our package to better help facilitate the program until we have a more permanent facility.
How do I share my Insider Pass?
As an Insider member, you are able to share your physical pass with friends and family. To keep the group exclusive, our presale e-mails we send out should not be disseminated or shared/copied.
Guide For Guests With Disabilities
This Pavilion Access Guide was developed to provide our guests with disabilities with information about Bangor Waterfront Pavlion. A variety of accommodations are available to make your experience an enjoyable one.
- Accessible seating services are available from the time the tickets go on sale until the time of the event. Seating is available in all price categories, and is sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion has an Accessible Services Program (ASP) to better serve patrons who experience disabilities and individuals with special needs. It is our goal to provide a fully enjoyable experience for all patrons. By providing these services, we hope that patrons with disabilities will have no hesitation in attending an event at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. The Accessible Services Program exists to provide the best available seating to meet any individual’s needs. The program may be used to order tickets to events, request special services, or for other assistance needed in order that an individual may more fully enjoy an event.
- Certified service dogs for guests with disabilities are welcome at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. All other animals are prohibited. If special accommodation is requested, please contact the administration office at 207-358-9327
Waterfront Concerts strive to provide an accessible environment for all its Guests at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Wheelchair accessible and aisle transfer seats are available at various price points and locations and include GA Pit & Golden Circle locations.
Should you have any further questions, you may contact the Administration Office at 207-358-9327.
For additional information about accessibility at the Pavilion or if
you have any questions or comments, please contact us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
**Please be advised that people who misrepresent themselves in order to purchase these tickets or resell these tickets in violation of the law will be prohibited from purchasing these tickets in the future.**
Accessible Parking Spaces
There are a limited number of public designated accessible parking spaces located around the Bangor waterfront. Prior to a concert the parking spaces are public, but they become handicap spaces for concert events. The majority of the spaces are located on Front Street between Seadog Restaurant and Railroad Street.
Accessible spaces for Wheelchair Users
Wheelchair spaces are located in the General Admission Lawn Area, ADA Section, & seated sections.
Accessible Seats for Visually Impaired and/or Blind
Fan Seating for visually impaired fans is located in the General Admission Lawn area, ADA Section, & seated sections.
Accessible Seats for fans with Ambulatory Impairments
Seating for fans with ambulatory impairments is located in the General Admission Lawn area, ADA Section, & seated sections.
Disabled Services Tickets
The Darling's Waterfront Pavilion provides disabled accommodations and sells tickets to disabled individuals through our Disabled Services department, which may be reached at 207-358-9327, any weekday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guests in need of disabled accommodations may also purchase tickets through TicketMaster (by calling 866-858-0007 or through ticketmaster.com).
At a minimum, based upon availability, you will be permitted to purchase tickets for you and one guest beside you. You may also purchase tickets based upon availability for additional guests in close proximity to our wheelchair sections.
If you are a wheelchair user and obtain non-accessible tickets please call the Disabled Services department in order to be relocated, whenever possible, to a designated wheelchair location. We do, however, encourage you to utilize our services when purchasing tickets, so that we may better assist you.
Temporary Disabilities If you have a temporary disability/injury and you have already purchased tickets to an event, please call the Box Office Disabled Services department at 866-858-0007 and we will make the necessary arrangements for you to attend the event in a comfortable and enjoyable manner. When calling, please have the event, date, section, row, and seat available.
First Aid (Medical)
Emergency medical personnel and ambulances are at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion during all concert events. There is two first-aid locations: Lawn Level and at the main entrance on Railroad Street. Automated external defibrillators are located at EMS points inside the Pavilion, and designated medical personnel have been trained and certified to use them. Guests in need of medical assistance should notify security personnel or the nearest Waterfront Concerts Guest Service Team Member or go to the nearest first-aid station. Roving medical personnel are also available throughout the Pavilion.
For information on dropping off or picking up Guests with disabilities, please contact Disabled Services.
There are two ramps located inside Darling's Waterfront Pavilion: one adjacent to left-field side of the lawn section near Main Street and one adjacent to main gate near handicap parking on Front Street. Both ramps are wheelchair accessible.
Restrooms and wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on all levels of Darling's Waterfront Pavilion.
- Lawn Level: Rear
- Suite: Section 5
- ADA Section: Sections 6-7
- GA Pit Level: Left
- Vendor Level: Near gates
Seating and Ticket Pricing
For wheelchair accessible seat locations and prices, please see Accessible Seating help on ticketmaster.com. For more information, please contact Disabled Services 800-745-3000.
Service animals accompanying Guests with disabilities are permitted at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. If special accommodation is required, please contact Disabled Services. Guests who need to “park” or “air” their service animal must proceed to the main gate, adjacent to vendors, to have their ticket stamped/signed by security personnel. After the ticket has been stamped/signed, Guests may exit and re-enter the venue.
Where is your handicap parking?
In Bangor, Handicap Parking is available & spots can be found on Front St & is FREE and filled on a first come first serve basis. Reserved Parking passes are also available for $50 through the Ticketmaster Box Office at 1-800-745-3000. All other parking is in public or private lots adjacent to the venue.(Also see Parking)
I am a wheelchair user and obtained non-accessible tickets from a friend or company, can I use them?
YES If you are able to obtain non-accessible tickets, and you are a wheelchair user, please call the Disabled Services Department in order to be relocated, whenever possible, to a designated wheelchair location. We do, however, encourage you to utilize our services when purchasing tickets, so that we may better assist you.
I am a wheelchair user and would like to sit with my friends and/or family members. Is this possible?
YES At a minimum, you will be permitted to have one guest beside you. We will allow additional guests to sit with you based upon availability in the wheelchair sections. We also have additional companion seating in close proximity to our wheelchair sections.
I am a wheelchair user, am I forced to sit in the rear?
NO the Bangor Pavilion has dispersed wheelchair seating throughout the venue at several price levels. Additionally, if you are able to transfer to a seat and wish to do so, we can provide an aisle transfer seat.
I cannot attend an event; does this mean I lose my money?
If you are unable to attend an event, please contact the Disabled Services Department prior to the event taking place for further instructions.
I already have tickets for an event and I recently broke my leg and have a cast on. What can I do?
Please call the box office at 1-866-858-0007 to Disabled Services Department and we will make the necessary arrangements for you to attend the event in a comfortable and enjoyable manner.
What time can I enter the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion prior to an event?
Doors normally open two hours prior to the start of the event.
Where do I enter the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion to attend an event?
Patrons with disabilities may enter the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion via the main entrance located at lower Railroad Street, or at the corner of Main Street and Railroad Street.
Is there handicapped seating and parking?
Yes, please let the box office know when you are purchasing tickets that you are looking for handicapped seating. When ordering online click “Request Accessible Tickets” (to the right of “Search for Tickets”) to complete and submit a request form. A Ticketmaster Fan Support rep will contact you by phone or email to confirm your order.
In Bangor, Handicapped parking is located along Front Street, & we do have shuttles for people within our handicap parking area. (See Parking)
Please remember that tickets for Waterfront Concerts events may not be refunded or exchanged on the day of the show. This includes instances of inclement weather. Event information on this website will be updated as frequently as possible. However, events are subject to change without notice.
(See Ticketmaster Purchase Policy)
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
Please be aware that the ONLY authorized ticket selling agencies for Waterfront Concerts events are the local Box Office located at Mark’s Music and any licensed Ticketmaster location. The only authorized charge-by-phone number is Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
The only authorized website is www.ticketmaster.com or www.ticketsexchange.com
At Waterfront Concerts we are working very diligently to address any concerns during events & issues that are reported.
This is a temporary venue for us & there is a learning curve. We are constantly trying to better our product so please Contact Us with any issues you have so we can work to address those as well.
PRICING PER PACKAGE
The prices shown are the prices for one ticket to each of the six shows included in the Megaticket Package.
HOW MANY CAN I ORDER
There is a limit of six (6) Megaticket Packages per person. Multiple separate orders received from the same person that take you over the 6 package limit will be voided without notice. The limit is in place so that the system is fair and more people are able to participate.
CAN I ORDER TICKETS EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS
Yes. You can call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 and someone will be glad to take your order via phone.
HOW DO I PLACE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE ORDERS?
On-line purchasers, please click on the accessible button at the right of the order page. You will be directed to fill in some information and a ticket representative will contact you regarding the order. To purchase by phone, call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or the venue box office at 757-368-3000.
WHAT IF MY FRIEND AND I BOTH WANT TO SIT TOGETHER BUT WANT TO ORDER SEPARATELY
Please combine them into one order on one credit card. Orders that come in separately cannot be guaranteed seating together.
CAN I CHOOSE MY SEAT LOCATION
You may choose your package level. Orders are filled on a “best available” basis within any package level. You will see your seat locations prior to finalizing the sale.
WILL I BE GIVEN MY EXACT SEAT LOCATIONS BEFORE I AM CHARGED
Yes, except on the general admission lawn.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE ACCEPTED
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover
I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY CREDIT CARD
Please call your card-issuing bank to resolve problems with your card. We are not able to process a card that is being declined. If you do not see a confirmation code, you have not been charged.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ORDER WAS RECEIVED
You will receive a confirmation email and an on screen confirmation number after your order is completed. Save your order number in case you need it in the future. If you do not find your confirmation email in your inbox, please check your Bulk Mail folder as some ISP’s may automatically file our emails into this folder.
WILL I RECEIVE MY MEGATICKETS IN THE MAIL AT THE SAME TIME
Most likely, but not necessarily. You will receive your tickets in advance of the concert dates. If you have not received your Megatickets two weeks in advance of the first show, please contact the box office at 757-368-3000.
WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY ORDER
Phone and e-mail contact information is located on the ordering pages online.
VIP CLUB - WHAT'S THAT
The VIP Club is used by sponsors, season ticket holders, venue VIP’s, and Megaticket platinum package patrons. There is VIP food service, bar, and private restrooms in the VIP Club. There will be ONE (1) VIP Club Pass (good for each show) sent with each Megaticket platinum package purchased.
CREDIT CARD ENTRY - PAPERLESS ENTRY
IS CREDIT CARD ENTRY DIFFERENT FROM PAPERLESS TICKETS?
Nope, it’s the same thing – just a new name.
HOW DOES CREDIT CARD ENTRY WORK?
Easy – the card you used to buy your ticket is your ticket. Just show that card at the entrance along with a photo ID; they’ll swipe it to find your purchase and print a seat locator slip. Have fun!
I BOUGHT TICKETS FOR FRIENDS – CAN WE GET IN SEPARATELY?
If you bought for a group you gotta enter as a group, UNLESS Ticket Transfer is available for your event. To check, just click the order number under Order History in My Account and look for the Transfer Tickets button.
WHAT IF I BOUGHT THE TICKETS BUT I’M NOT GOING TO THE EVENT?
If the artist, team, or venue uses Ticketmaster Ticket Transfer, you can send the tickets to anyone you want – free! To see if Ticket Transfer is an option for your event, just click the order number under Order History in My Account and look for the Transfer Tickets button.
If you don’t see the button, you may be able to walk your group to the entrance and show your credit card and ID to get them in. But please check with the venue!
WHAT IF I HAVE TO SHOW MY TICKET AGAIN AFTER I GET IN, LIKE TO ACCESS A SUITE?
Just show your seat locator slip! You’ll get one at the entrance when they swipe your card to find your purchase.
CAN I BUY TICKETS WITH A GIFT CARD OR VIRTUAL CREDIT CARD?
Sorry, you gotta use a credit card – the plastic kind – so it can be swiped at the entrance to find your purchase.
WHAT IF THE CREDIT CARD I USED EXPIRES BEFORE THE EVENT?
Just bring the old card, or the replacement card with the same account number. If you destroyed the old card and your new one has a different account number, please contact Fan Support.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO BRING THE CREDIT CARD I USED TO PURCHASE?
Oh no! Go straight to the box office for help. Each venue has its own policy, but they’ll probably ask for your photo ID and purchase confirmation email. You can show them the email on your phone, and the name on the email must match your ID.
I USED A CARD I SHARE WITH MY SPOUSE – CAN THEY GET IN WITHOUT ME?
As long they’re an authorized card user! Just make sure your better half brings the card and a photo ID.
CAN I SELL CREDIT CARD ENTRY TICKETS?
That’s up to the artist, team, or venue! If they give the green light you’ll see a Sell button when you click the order number under Order History in My Account.
If you don’t see the Sell button it’s probably because the tickets are in high demand, and the artist, team, or venue wants true fans like you to get the seats you want at face value by eliminating unfair competition from professional scalpers. Without the ability to resell tickets at steep prices, scalpers have no reason to snatch them up when they go on sale using automated software, or “bots”.
WHY IS CREDIT CARD ENTRY THE ONLY OPTION FOR SOME EVENTS, OR SOME SECTIONS?
When Credit Card Entry is the only option it’s probably because the tickets are in high demand, and the artist, team, or venue wants true fans like you to get the seats you want at face value by eliminating unfair competition from professional scalpers. Without the ability to resell tickets at steep prices, scalpers have no reason to snatch them up when they go on sale using automated software, or “bots”.