Frequently Asked Questions

This year, to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, capacity is strictly limited and we are asking guests to RSVP to ensure that we can keep an accurate headcount. As always, the event is FREE, and it’s easy to RSVP. You can register online here.

A limited number of spaces may be available at the gate, but we strongly recommend that you RSVP if you wish to secure a spot.

Gates open at 5PM for picnicking. Music starts at 6PM and lasts until 10PM.

We are excited to have Little Truc, Corsello Butcheria, Ginger Love Cafe, Bobby Ganache, Crooked Stick Pops, and Holyoke Hummus serving a delicious menu of offerings while Abandoned Building Brewery and New City Brewery will be pouring their signature craft brews, cider, and wine to whet your whistle.

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, sunscreen, reusable cups and containers, and an appetite for adventure. We’ll have plenty of great food options but you may wish to bring a picnic. Some people might also like to have bug repellant on hand. The festival is a rain or shine event so you may want to bring a waterproof jacket or small handheld umbrella.

If you are bringing a lawn chair, please be respectful of your neighbors and situate yourself in the upper portion of the lawn. This leaves the lower space clear so that those on blankets can enjoy a clear view of the stage too.

Please DO NOT bring pets (see below), alcohol (we’ve got you covered with local craft beer, wine, and cider from New City Brewery and Abandoned Building Brewery), glass containers, tents, umbrellas (the small handheld variety is okay in case of showers), drugs & drug paraphernalia, weapons of any kind, or fireworks. But you knew that.

We love our furry friends, but the concerts need to feel safe and comfortable for everyone, so please leave them at home. Service animals assisting someone with a disability are permitted. Emotional support animals (ESA’s) are not.

There is limited parking behind Eastworks this year. You may also find a few spaces behind Keystone and Mill 180 on Pleasant Street. However, spaces may be limited during Food Truck Fridays. Please consider parking on side streets and along Lovefield Street and walking to Millside Park.

You will find two entrances: one next to the American Legion and another between Eastworks and Keystone. Look for the signs. A limited number of parking spaces are available in the Ferry Street Lot for attendees with handicapped plates and placards. There is a ramp from the Mill 180 Lot down to the park. Please keep in mind that the Ferry Street lot will be reserved for accessible parking only. It WILL NOT be available for pick up and drop off.

Please do not park at 3 Ferry Street or the American Legion. You will be towed.

Save time and energy and come by bike! Thanks to our friends at Mass Bike PV we will have FREE, secure bike valet parking. If you forget a lamp and need one for the ride home, Speed and Sprocket has you covered.

Yes! Millside Park is wonderfully accessible with a paved walkway that encircles the lawn, making it very friendly to those in wheelchairs and with limited mobility. Designated parking spaces are available for attendees with Disability Plates and Placards in the parking lot adjacent to the festival entrance at 2 Ferry Street.

Yes! We have partnered with MassBike PV to offer FREE, secure valet parking for bicycles on all four nights. Speed and Sprocket will be onsite as well, offering tune-ups and a wide selection of cycling accessories.

Millpond.Live is a rain or shine event, so feel free to bring a small hand held umbrella or a poncho if it looks gloomy. We plan to dance regardless of weather.

Yes, we need your help! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the application here.

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Photo Credits

Site-wide photography by the inimitable:
Julian Parker-Burns
Home page image by:
Alyssa Pratt 
Additional photos by:
Kim C-G
Henry Amistadi
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