General Info.

  • All ages welcome, those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
  • Kids 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.
  • The Festival is general admission.
  • Tickets required for entrance.
  • Wristbands required for re-entry into the Festival.
  • Festival happens rain or shine.
  • No refunds or exchanges.
  • Lineup subject to change.
  • All patrons subject to search.


What is the Shipyard Music Festival?
The Shipyard is a single-day music festival featuring national touring acts, visual arts, and a wide variety of food and beverage. It is held in and around Ivers Square in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO on September 22, 2018.

The event will provide easy access to the performance area, great concessions, interactive brand experiences, and other surprises. All ages are welcome and children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.
When and where does it go down?
September 22, 2018, gates at 11 a.m.
Ivers Square in downtown Cape Girardeau
What are my ticket options?
General admission - Chill for the day and enjoy all performances and grub.
VIP Access - Enjoy General Admission plus preferred parking, early entry, a hand-printed gig poster from Firecracker Press, and access to VIP areas.
What happens if it rains?
We don't say the "R" word around here. That said, The Shipyard is a rain or shine event. We are all-weather partiers.

No refunds.
What can I bring in?*
  • Baby strollers
  • Purse
  • Fanny packs. All the fanny packs.
  • 1 factory sealed bottle of water
  • Empty, refillable¬†bottle (free water available on site)
  • Portable chair
  • Blanket/towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Valid ID for alcohol sales
  • *All items subject to change and review.
What should I leave at home?*
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Selfie sticks, monopods, or tripods
  • Cans, flasks, hydration backpacks
  • Pets
  • Water guns
  • Professional recording devices/cameras
  • Flags
  • Fake IDs
  • Large umbrellas (We're talking going to the beach, stick it in the ground and shade the whole family for the day type umbrella)
  • Illegal substances
  • Outside food and drink
  • Drones
  • Hammocks
  • Glass or metal containers of any kind
  • Canopies of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Bicycles within festival grounds
  • Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods
  • *Subject to change or review

Getting There.

The Shipyard Music Festival takes place in and around Ivers Square in downtown Cape GIrardeau. Main Entrance is located at the intersection of Broadway and Lorimier.

Where do I stay?

Lucky for you, Cape has some fantastic digs. We recommend checking in at a Drury or Pear Tree Inn. Also lucky for you, they are throwing in a 15% discount for booking there during The Shipyard!

Where do I park?

Free street parking and public lots are located throughout downtown Cape. The Isle Casino is also offering free parking on Saturday.

Free shuttle services are also running throughout the day to get you from the car to the party.

Or walk, Downtown CG is a beautiful stroll.

Shipyard Shuttle (By Isle Casino)

  • Stop 1: Isle Casino's south parking lot.
  • Stop 2: Broadway and Main
  • Stop 3: Independence and Main (The John Boardman Pavilion)
  • Stop 4: Cape Girardeau City Hall (Parking lot behind building on Independence and Fountain)

Downtown Trolley

  • Stop 1: Middle Street and Broadway
  • Stop 2: Broadway and Fountain
  • Stop 3: Shipyard Gates
  • Stop 4: Broadway and Main
  • Stop 5: Water and Themis
  • Stop 6: Spanish Street Parking Lot
  • Stop 7: Main and Independence
  • Stop 8: Isle Casino
  • Or flag down the trolley anywhere along the route to hop on or off!

SEMO Transit

  • SEMO Students can hop on the River Campus Route and be picked up or dropped off right at The Shipyard gates!

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