Moonrise Festival is an electronic dance music festival held annually in Baltimore, Maryland. Since its debut five years ago, Moonrise has grown into one of the most anticipated East Coast festivals of the summer and has presented the industry's top acts. The four-stage event touches all corners of the dance floor with music like dubstep, progressive house, and electro house while featuring art installations, a sprawling vendor village, a variety of food and beverages, and stylish VIP lounges. TablelistPro is proud to have been chosen as its event and VIP reservation platform.
Address & Location:
Pimlico Race Course; 5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
What to Know:
Baltimore's flagship EDM festival, across two days in August, seems to outdo itself each year – just go back to this year's list of acts, headlined by Tiësto, R3hab, Slushii, Illenium, NGHTMRE + SLANDER, Yellow Claw, Seven Lions, and Cheat Codes, to name a few. Tickets are available both in single-day passes and two-day admission, or guests can opt to attend as a VIP, which includes a private table with bottle service, unbeatable views of the festival grounds, and an exclusive VIP merch pack. Moonrise conveniently offers payment plans for both; unlike typical event payment plans with several large installments due months apart, the festival offers a flexible plan that allows for smaller monthly payments.
2. Staff and Scene
Who Runs the Show:
Steez Promo and Club Glow
Both new and veteran ravers. There is no age restriction for this festival.
3. General Info
Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday, 11am-11pm
Styles spanning from heavy-hitting bass to hip hop, live electronic acts to house music
In the months leading up to the show, Moonrise holds a ton of contests to win goodies like free tickets, merch, and meet-ups with festival headliners. In 2019 alone, you could enter for a producer's master class with KSHMR, a meet-and-greet with R3hab, and a Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm competition with Slushii, among so many others.
Be sure to take a look at Moonrise's website to ensure you're prepared before the show ahead of time. It has plenty of handy information regarding transportation, parking, lockers, hotels, and banned items.
5. Look Inside
Pimlico Race Course is a beautifully-kept, medium-sized venue. Due to its completely flat land, navigating from one end of the festival to another is never exhausting. Each of the four stages is relatively close to one another, making Moonrise an easy festival to survive. Ground control also does a great job of keeping the area clean all weekend.
The vendors at Moonrise have served up a wide variety of food – pizza, cheesesteaks, fried Oreos, Twinkies – in addition to selling clothing and festival accessories. There are free water refill stations spread throughout the grounds. If you need a safe and secure place to store items or are low on phone battery, you can rent a locker that comes internally equipped with a universal charge.
6. Be There
Known for its star-studded lineup at a better price than other large festivals – combined with its four unique stages, easy-to-navigate layouts, responsive staff, delicious food and drinks, little to no wait times, and stellar VIP service – Moonrise is one giant rager you won't want to miss next year. Be there by booking your VIP table through Tablelist!