We want to make sure that all music lovers enjoy the Sound On Sound experience!
- Getting There
- Accessible Festival Entrances
- Access Center
- Wristbands and Accessible Viewing Areas
- Patrons with Mobility Limitations
- American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances
- Special Dietary Needs & Prescription Medicine
- Service Animals
- Have Questions About Our ADA Access & Accommodations?
1. Getting There
The Port Jefferson Ferry is accessible and stops in Bridgeport. Information on the ferry including times, tickets and accessibility can be found here.
Seaside Park is accessible via I-95 and Routes 8/15/25. Parking is available for purchase at the festival. Limited ADA parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis to vehicles displaying a state-issued handicapped plate or placard. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger. As part of gaining access to accessible parking, identifications will be checked to ensure legitimate use of these items.
2. Accessible Festival Entrance
There are specially designated lanes at the Festival entrances for patrons with disabilities. Look for the accessible signs above the entrance lanes or ask a staff member to direct you to the lanes.
3. ADA Accessibility Center (“Access Center”)
There will be an Accessibility Center inside the venue, the locations will be indicated on the map when it is released.
Our Access Center services include, but are not limited to:
- Answers to questions specific to the accessibility Program
- Information relevant to our patrons with disabilities
- Requests for accessibility Wristbands
- Power outlets for recharging powered mobility devices
- Programming information in large print and braille for reference
4. Wristbands and Accessible Viewing Areas
All tickets to the Festival are general admission, purchasing a separate accessible ticket is not necessary.
Upon arrival, please visit the Access Center for information on the accessibility wristband program. Patrons with mobility impairments or Deaf/Hard of Hearing patrons can request an accessibility wristband at the Access Center. This wristband is to show Festival staff that the patron plus one companion is eligible to enter the accessible viewing areas or the Deaf and Hard of Hearing areas. The accessibility wristband is non-transferable.
Note: The wristband does not guarantee a spot in these areas. Please note that both viewing areas have a limited capacity and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot save or reserve seats or areas on the platform. Once it’s determined that an accessible viewing area is filled to capacity (including adequate aisle space for entering and exiting the area), the area will not be available for additional entry.
Signage will be placed at the Festival identifying all viewing areas for patrons with mobility limitations and patrons who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing. Please visit the Access Center for a map of the festival grounds or the map on the official Festival app to see the designated accessible viewing locations.
5. Patrons with Mobility Limitations
The Festival is wheelchair accessible but is a large venue with great distances between activities and attractions. It is outdoors and across city streets and pathways. Some travel is over natural terrain and terrain designed for motor vehicles. If it should rain, there could be mud.
The Festival does not provide personal care, golf cart rides, or push service of any kind or wheelchairs for rent or loan. Wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, and three or four-wheeled scooters are allowed only for use by patrons with mobility disabilities. For safety reasons, requests to use other power-driven mobility devices will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Powered wheelchairs may also be charged at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20-amp circuit.
Accessible portable toilets are available at the ends of each bank of portable toilets throughout the Festival venue.
6. American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances
The Festival provides many American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted music performances for patrons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Our cut off date for requesting an interpreted performance has now passed is September 1st, 2023.
You are still welcome to submit a request to have a specific performance be interpreted. The submission request for interpreted performances is September 1, 2023. We will make every effort to accommodate, but cannot guarantee, requests not timely submitted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Special Dietary Needs and Prescription Medicine
Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the Festival, but if a patron has special medical dietary restrictions, please reach out to email@example.com.
Patrons are allowed to bring their medically necessary materials and medications into the Festival, provided that all medicine has a prescription label with the patron’s name. Our personnel at the entry gates will verify the contents of any medically necessary materials. Out of concern for the festival staff who handle the trash, please dispose of your medical waste and syringes in the proper disposal, which is located at the medical tent. Please see the official Festival map for the location of the medical tent. Please do not dispose of these items in other trash bins at the Festival.
8. Service Animals
Pets are not allowed within the Festival grounds. However, miniature horses and dogs, which have been trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, are welcome. If accompanied by a service animal, you will be provided a Patron Notice of Responsibility for a Service Animal or you can request the form in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please enter through the accessible lane at either entrance.
9. Have Questions About Our ADA Access & Accommodations?
For any questions, please email: email@example.com.