Festival FAQ

Festival Dates & Times:

Friday, July 10th: Gates open at 5pm | Saturday, July 11th: Gates open at 10am

Festival Policies

For festival & admission policies, please see the Festival Policies page.

Where is the Rhythm of the River festival located?

Rhythm is held at Fort Belmont in Jackson, MN.  Click here to find it on Google Maps.

I bought my ticket online, will I get a printed ticket?

No, you will just need to show the confirmation email with QR code that you received after you purchased your tickets.

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Yes, tickets may be purchased at the gate with cash, check, or credit/debit card.  Ages 20 and under are free!

What should I bring to Rhythm of the River?

Chairs, umbrellas, blankets, sun hats, bug spray, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, money for food, beverages, and art vendors!  Rhythm of the River will go on - rain or shine, bugs or no bugs, so be prepared! 

What is the parking situation?

Free on-site parking is available during the festival with handicapped parking in front.  We also have a free shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere within the Jackson city limits!  Head over here to see the shuttle information!

Is camping allowed?

Yes!  On-site primitive camping will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Get all the details on our Camping & Lodging page.

Are credit cards accepted?

Credit cards will be accepted at the gate for admission and some of the food and art vendors accept them as well, but not all.  Please bring cash if you plan to shop at our wonderful food, beverage, and art vendors! 

Is there an ATM on-site?

No.  Please bring cash or there is an ATM at the BP gas station on the way in to Fort Belmont.

Can I bring in alcohol?

No, but a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Is drinking water provided?

Yes, free Culligan water is available on-site.  We encourage you to bring in an empty water bottle to be filled free of charge!

Are coolers or outside food allowed?

No, we do not allow outside food, beverages, or coolers to be brought in.  We have a ton of awesome food vendors and beverages available for purchase.  Drinking water is provided free of charge, just bring a refillable water bottle or purchase one at our merch stand!

Can I bring a pet?

We do not allow pets within the festival grounds, however, they are allowed in the camping area if they are leashed.

Are there activities for children?

Yes!  We have an entire stage dedicated to children's entertainment and activities!  Find the schedule on our Tadpole Stage page.

Art Project and Art Legacy Project Grants are made possible by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund.

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Rhythm of the River

An Annual Festival that brings people together in celebration of music, the arts and community.

Booking Info



  P.O Box 84

  Jackson, MN 56143


Fort Belmont


  217 Belmont St

  Jackson, MN 56143


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