Frequently Asked Questions

When is Awakening Music Festival?

The 2014 festival will be held on Sept. 13th.


Where do I buy tickets?

You can purchase your tickets online (fast and secure) at, by phone at 800-965-9342.


What time does the parking lot open?

The parking lot opens at 8:00am on Saturday. Please plan ahead as traffic does tend to back up getting into the festival and you do not want to miss any of the bands or activities.

What time does the gate open?

The gates open at 10:00am on Saturday. The line to get into the festival usually begins forming about 1 1/2 hours before the gates open. Plan to get there early to get a great spot!


Can we camp at the festival?

We do have camping available at the festival. Bull Run Park has a awesome campground. See Camping for more information. The variety of campsites available at Bull Run Campground are RV sites with electric only service, RV sites with full-service (which includes sewer, water and electric), tent sites, rustic cabins and group camping areas.
All camp sites have a charcoal grill, fire ring and picnic table.  There are two bathhouses in the campground that offer hot showers, sinks, toilets and laundry facilities.

The camp store sells camping supplies, snacks, ice and firewood and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Disc golf, a playground, hiking trails and an outdoor water park are all within walking distance from the campground.

For more information, please call Bull Run Regional Park at 703-631-0550 during camp store hours – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  For Reservations Call, 703-631-0550



Can I purchase camping spots (tent/RV) the day of the festival?

Camping reservations this year have to be made through Bull Run Park. The campground will sell out so dont delay.

For more information, please call Bull Run Regional Park at 703-631-0550 during camp store hours – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  For Reservations Call, 703-631-0550


Where is Awakening Music Festival?

2014 Awakening Music Fest is held at Bull Run Park in Centreville, VA, just outside Washington DC. See Location

What started the Awakening Music Festival?

While reading The Purpose Driven Life (Rick Warren), Paul & Danielle Reid and Mike & Jennifer Stansbury felt God leading them to something more than just "everyday life". They looked for a way to make an impact in the community. With help from God and a great group of awesome friends, the festival was created in 2003.


What is Awakening Music Festival?

Awakening Music Festival is a contemporary Christian music festival held in Northern Virginia. Its purpose is to provide a day of fun and fellowship for everyone who comes. Our goal is to introduce teens to Christ through the music, artists and the speakers.


Where else can we stay if we do not want to camp?

Awakening Festival has partnered with many local hotels to provide you with great rates. Here is a list of local hotels.


How does the festival help support the community?

Awakening Ministries is a non-profit organization. All funds go towards producing the festival. We do not profit from this event. We donate a portion of the proceeds to different local non-profits at the end of the year and we also do a food drive at the festival that is donated to a local food bank.



The festival is all lawn seating, so bring your blanket and your chairs. NO TENTS , LARGE UMBRELLAS or CANOPIES ALLOWED. Please be respectful of others and their line of sight to the stage. If you block others' views, we will ask you to move or remove the item blocking the view.


Can I leave and come back without having to pay again?

YES! You can leave the festival area and re-enter without having to pay again. You will receive a wristband which will allow you to re-enter. Please make sure you get your wristband if you want to return. If you don’t get a wristband, you will NOT be allowed to re-enter without purchasing another ticket.


Are there food vendors at the festival from which we can buy food?

YES! The festival has multiple food vendors which include Moe's, Papa John’s Pizza, fair/festival food vendors and they will be selling food at very reasonable prices. Wraps, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, italian sausages, french fries, kettle korn, ice cream, nachos, funnel cakes and many new food vendors will be available this year! We will also be selling candy, chips, sodas, bottles of water and other snacks. ALSO - We are one of the only festivals in the country that allow you to bring your own food and drinks.


How much does Awakening Music Festival cost?

See ticket page for pricing infomation.


Will I need to buy tickets for the activities at the festival?

No! All activities are free with your ticket purchase!


I just purchased 10 (or more) tickets and need to add three more. Can I buy them at the group rate?

We can’t allow additional tickets to be added to previous orders. Each order has to remain separate. If you want the group rate, you would need to purchase another group of 10 tickets or more (per day/night).


Will my ticket have a seat number or area number indicating the area I will be sitting?

The festival is all lawn seating – first come, first served, so bring your blanket and your chairs. NO TENTS, LARGE UMBRELLAS or CANOPIES ARE ALLOWED ON THE SEATING AREA. Please be respectful of others and their line of sight to the stage. If you block others’ views, we will ask you to move or remove the item blocking the view.


How can I participate in Awakening Music Festival?

If you'd like to contribute financial support as a corporate/individual sponsor, go to for more information or contact Paul Reid – If you'd like to donate your time and expertise as a volunteer, go to the website at and click on “volunteer”.


What should I bring to Awakening Music Festival?

You will want to bring your Awakening Music Festival ticket, blankets, jackets, umbrellas, rain coats, Bible, and your friends.

**Please note that video cameras and other audio recording devices are prohibited. Video cameras will be removed and the person(s) will be escorted out of the festival.


What NOT to bring to Awakening Music Festival?

Don't bring alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, video cameras/audio recording devices or pets! NO "FREE HUG" SIGNS!! NO TENTS. Large umbrellas or canopies are allowed in the “tent area” only.


Is Awakening Music Festival strictly a youth/teen event?

No. Awakening Music Festival is not just a teen event. It is an event for the whole family with music and activities for all ages.


Who is the sponsoring organization for Awakening Music Festival?

Awakening Music Festival was created for the specific purpose of holding an annual Christian music event. The Awakening Music Festival is organized by a committee of volunteers from the Northern Virginia area. This group of volunteers come from a variety of churches representing many denominations. We are only able to create this event becuase of the support from local businesses and individuals. See Sponsors.


Can we bring our own food?

Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food and coolers. Be aware that they may be searched. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed. If they are found, they will be confiscated and not returned.

**NO GLASS containers are allowed in the festival.

Please clean up after yourselves. Remember – this event is organized by volunteers and we do not have the manpower to clean up after everyone.


How much are tickets for children?

Children age 6 and under are FREE. All others (age 7 and up) are charged the regular ticket price.


Are animals allowed in the event?

No pets allowed at the festival.


Is there a fee for parking?

NO - Parking is FREE!


Will there be shade areas?

There is very limited area for shade. There are many large, commercial AMF tents at the festival - you can visit the vendor and merchandise tents during the day to get out of the sun. We also have a designated area where you may set up a tent to provide shade or provide a meeting place for your groups. Remember, no tents or canopies are allowed in the seating area.


How can my band play at the festival?

Every year we invite a couple of local/regional bands to perform at the festival. We are always looking for great bands and if you are interested in being considered, please send your CD and press package to:

Awakening Ministries
17978 Tobermory Place
Leesburg, VA 20175


Do you have any other questions about Awakening Music Festival?

Just e-mail us your questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




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