• Please be advised that there will be elevated security measures in place for GoldenSky.  Please carefully check the list of prohibited items and arrive very early to allow extra time for screening.  All entrances will have metal detectors; please plan accordingly.  
  • GoldenSky reserves the right, without refund to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive.
  • Attendees assumes all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the event.
Your safety is our top concern at GoldenSky. If you see something, say something to one of our team members on grounds or a Public Safety Official.  
GoldenSky is a rain or shine event, however, there are several instances in which the festival may be paused, evacuated, or canceled due to inclement weather, including (but not limited to): severe thunderstorms, lightning in our festival radius, excessive wind, hail, flooding, or as directed by local emergency personnel. Festival management is monitoring weather conditions and consulting the National Weather Service, as well as a private weather service, to ensure the safest event possible.
If an evacuation due to inclement weather becomes necessary fans will either be advised to temporarily seek shelter or that the festival is cancelled for the remainder of the day.  This notification will be made by audio and video announcements from the stages, the GoldenSky Mobile App push notifications, and social media.  We recommend fans download the GoldenSky Mobile App and follow our socials to stay up to date with festival communication.
To allow the necessary time to safely evacuate the festival grounds, the evacuation notice may occur before any weather conditions are viewable.  We request that all fans follow the directions of festival staff and local law enforcement.

If the Evacuation is Temporary

Please be advised that tents, the VIP viewing platform, and temporary structures are not a safe places to seek shelter.  Festival staff will be available to assist you.
Fans who parked:  Fans who parked will return to Cal Expo Center via shuttle to seek shelter in their vehicle.  Shuttle pick up locations will be posted to assist you.
Fans that arrived by drop off or Rideshare: Fans that do not have access to a vehicle will evacuate and seek shelter outside the festival grounds. The emergency exits are marked on the festival map and signage will be posted for assistance.
Fans with disabilities:  Fans that may require additional time or assistance to evacuate are asked to check in at the Access Center upon arrival to the festival for additional information.

After a Temporary Evacuation

When fans are advised to temporarily evacuate, our intent is to restart the festival if weather permits.  Fans will be advised if/when it is safe to return to the festival.  Fans will be given ample time to re-enter the grounds before music will resume.
If it is determined that, after a temporary evacuation, the festival is not able to re-start due to Inclement Weather, fans will be notified that the festival is cancelled for the remainder of the day.

If the Festival is Cancelled Due to Weather

If the festival is cancelled for the remainder of the day, fans are asked to safely exit the festival grounds.  

Prepare in Advance

All GoldenSky fans are asked to have a personal safety plan in place.  Your personal safety plan should include:
  • Reviewing the festival map in advance
  • Knowing your exits
  • Know where you are to go if an evacuation is required
  • Making a plan with everyone in your party on where to meet up in the event of a festival evacuation.
  • If you are parking at Cal Expo Center, please note the shuttle pick up location and where you parked. We recommend that you pack and leave extra water in your car.
  • If you use a rideshare service or get dropped off at Discovery Park, note your exit route and how to get to your group’s meet up location. 

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. By attending GoldenSky Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree to waive all claims and potential claims against the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Discovery Park, Danny Wimmer Presents, LLC and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.

Exact COVID-19 safety protocol will be shared closer to the event adhering to the then-current guidelines of local, state, and national health officials. Preventative health measures (i.e. proof of negative COVID-19 test or COVID-19 vaccination, etc.) may be required for the festival.  Protocols will be communicated as early as possible and are subject to change at any time. Refunds and chargebacks will not be accepted in a result of any COVID protocol implemented.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may bring in one factory-sealed bottle of water or an empty reusable bottle into the festival. Refill throughout the day with water at the hydration stations.  Water & non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at all concession stands.

Our team at DWP strives to provide a fun and safe atmosphere at GoldenSky. It is your job to be responsible while having a good time. Underage drinking is prohibited as well as drugs of any kind (incl. cannabis, cannabis products). If you plan to drink alcohol on grounds, please also keep hydrated. Water stations are FREE, utilize that option! 

While there will be security onsite, GoldenSky cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. When leaving your vehicle, please take valuables with you and lock your vehicle. Lockers are available in General Admission & VIP. Lockers will become available to reserve with the lineup announcement. A detailed list of what is and is not allowed in the festival grounds can be found on our FESTIVAL INFO page.

Employees, contractors, vendors, artists, and guests are encouraged to report any interaction that makes them uncomfortable in any way. If you see something, say something. Security exists for the safety and well-being of all GoldenSky participants. Flag down the nearest staff member, medical professional, or security guard if anything feels out of place or suspicious.
All of us are responsible for our own safety!  Have a great time at the show and take care of yourself and others!