Festival of Music Information at Carowinds

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  • Every person entering Carowinds will need to present an admission ticket or Season Pass to gain access to the Festival of Music and Worlds of Fun. This includes all students, directors, accompanists, chaperones, group members, family, and friends.
  • 2020 Music Festival Performer Tickets are $44.00 per person. Observer/Chaperone tickets are $35.00 per person. Season Passholder Performer tickets are $5.00.  Ticket orders must be pre-paid and received ten (10) days prior to performance or your date and time will be forfeited. Your performance will be rescheduled upon receipt of ticket order and payment; however, you may not receive your original date/time.
  • The Festival of Music Entry fee includes participation in the Festival of Music and one single day admission to Carowinds.
  • One complimentary admission ticket is issued with every 15 Festival of Music tickets purchased. Season Pass Holder tickets do not count toward the comp ticket minimum. Complimentary tickets are not issued for orders received less than 2 weeks prior to performance date.
  • Complimentary tickets will be issued on individual orders, not on a cumulative basis.
  • Your performance must be scheduled the same day as your visit to Carowinds.
  • No refunds or rain checks will be issued on pre-purchased admission tickets.
  • Bus parking is FREE & bus drivers receive complimentary admission tickets by showing their CDL at the Admission Services Window. Cars and vans must park in the MAIN parking lot. They are not able to park with the buses. Vans carrying equipment, or a designated school vehicle, may park in the bus parking lot.
  • If paying by check, please mail your detailed order with payment, a minimum of 10 days in advance, to Carowinds Festival of Music, PO Box 410289, Charlotte, NC 28241.  Please include a copy of the invoice with payment to ensure proper credit to the correct ensemble.
  • No purchase orders are accepted and payment must be made in advance. No payment will be accepted at the gate.       
  • Instrumental warm up is 25 minutes. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled warm up time.
  • Choral warm up is 15 minutes. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled warm up time.
  • Complete the Online Registration, with a $100 registration fee per performing group, to reserve your 2019 Carowinds Festival of Music performance time. The registration fee is non-refundable/non-transferable and must be received prior to your scheduled performance time being finalized. The $100 fee is for registration purposes only and does NOT apply to your ticket purchase.
  • Instrumental groups, please note the following equipment will be available: 36” concert bass drum, 23”, 26”, 29” and 32” timpani, orchestra bells and chimes, xylophone, marimba, vibes, 34” gong, full drum set, keyboard, music stands and chairs. The quality equipment is provided for your convenience. Please only bring your equipment if not listed above. All bands must provide their own mallets/sticks, snare drums, and cymbals. Carowinds is not responsible for equipment that is lost, stolen, or damaged during your visit.
  • Choral groups, please note that we provide the following: performance risers, which with use of the floor, may accommodate approximately 120 students, acoustical shells and a baby grand piano.
  • Band Directors must register upon arrival or no later than 1:00pm, at the Band Registration area located at the entrance to the Carowinds Theatre.
  • Choral Directors must register upon arrival or no later than 1:00pm, at the entrance to the Action Theatre, where Plants vs Zombies is located.
  • At registration you will be required to provide (4) FOUR sets of each score for (3 for the judges and 1 for use by the conductor)
  • All selections of music will be adjudicated. CHORAL, PLEASE NOTE - Live accompaniment only – no CD or tracks permitted for performances.