RTD - City On Our Knees

AUGUST 3-5 2017

RTD 2017 FAQs

*If your questions do not get answers from the below frequently asked questions then you can email the RTD office at info@rockthedesert.com.

*There are no refunds or exchanges due to forces of nature including: rain, snow, sleet, wind, hail, tornado, hurricane, tsunami, or fog, or cancellation due to any reason or conditions.

Q: Can I attend for only one day?
A: Yes, but you still need to have purchased a wristband (ticket) for the entire event!

Q: Can I park on the RTD property?
A: Yes, onsite parking is on a first come, first serve basis. RTD parking is FREE.

Q: What time can I arrive for the festival each day? What time do the gates open?
A: The gates open Thursday at 4:00 pm, Friday, and Saturday at 1:00pm.

Q: Can I bring a pop-up camper or RV to keep my stuff in while I am attending the festival?
A: Yes, however, you must park all RVs and pop up campers in the designated area on the RTD parking lot and submit a reservation form along with the applicable reservation fee.

Q: Can I bring bicycles, gas powered or electric scooters, segways, or golf carts on RTD property?
A: RTD does not allow unicycles, pogo sticks, bicycles, scooters, segways, or golf carts (other than authorized RTD golf carts) on the RTD site.

Q: Does RTD have hot or cold showers?
A: Yes, only portable showers available for CAMPERS ONLY. Campers must purchase a Camping or RV Reservation.

Q: Are campers or attendees allowed to have campfires, cook out, or use a barbeque grill?
A: No…no fires or cooking allowed by campers or attendees.

Q: Are pets allowed on the Rock The Desert grounds.
A: NO… pets are not allowed on the RTD grounds.

Q: Can we lay down a blanket or lawn chairs early in the morning in front of the stage to reserve a place close up?
A: The area directly in front of the stage, back to the sound tower is designated for those who want to stand during the concerts. However, blankets and lawn chairs are allowed any where else on the festival grounds. Between bands, you may spread a blanket to sit on in the designated standing area, but you must pick it up during the concerts to allow enough room for others to stand. If blankets or lawn chairs are left unattended over night, they will be cleared and taken to lost and found.

Q: How are campsites assigned at the festival’s camping area?
A: Campsites are assigned as you arrive at the property to check-in. Only registered campers/groups will be allowed to camp out. Groups must be accompanied by at least one person who is 21 years of age or older. The exception is a group of adults (adult means 18 years of age or older). Groups include: families, Church youth groups, College groups, groups of friends. There are no exceptions to the age rules. (See camping on the website for more information)

Q: Can I purchase canopy spots at the festival?
A: The first row of canopy spots can be purchased in advance or at the gate, and are available on a first come, first served basis. The canopy spots are 12x12 spots and will be reserved for you all weekend long. There is no early entrance to set up your canopy. Purchase canopy spots here.

Q: Is there drinking water available?
A: Yes…there is bottled water for sale and you can also bring your own bottled water to the festival. FREE water stations are located throughout the festival field.

Q: Can I bring a cooler to the festival?
A: Yes…however coolers are subject to search by security and NO GLASS CONTAINERS. We ask that food is limited to grocery store food (fruit, sandwiches, chips, etc.). No “fast food” allowed (McDonalds, Pizza, etc.) This rule is out of respect to the local vendors that will be set up at Rock the Desert.

Q: Can I bring alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, weapons of any kind to Rock The Desert?
A: NO, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and weapons are not allowed at Rock The Desert. The above mentioned items will be confiscated and you may be asked to leave the grounds.

Q: Can I smoke on the RTD grounds?
A: No, smoking is not allowed on the RTD grounds.

Q: Can I fish in the lake? Swim in the lake? Play on the water recreation equipment?
A: No, no one will be allowed in the lake.

Q: Is there anything else that I need to know?
A: Yes…You are not allowed to bring laser pointers. Absolutely NO audio or video recording is allowed in the concert area. If you disregard this rule, your item(s) will be confiscated

Q: Is there anything else that I need to know?
A: Yes…You are not allowed to bring laser pointers. Absolutely NO audio or video recording is allowed in the concert area. If you disregard this rule, your item(s) will be confiscated.

Bands & Schedule

8/3 @ 10:00PM
The Devil Wears PradaThe Devil Wears Prada
8/3 @ 8:30PM
Andy MineoAndy Mineo
8/4 @ 8:30PM
8/4 @ 10:15PM
Rend CollectiveRend Collective
8/5 @ 8:30PM
For King & CountryFor King & Country
8/5 @ 10:15PM


When? Where? What?

Coming August 3-5, 2017

2000 S. FM 1788
Midland, TX 79710




Rock the Desert 2017 has volunteer positions open. We depend on volunteers for just about every aspect of the festival. If you are interested in volunteering for RTD 2017, just click the link below and fill out the form.