A Guide to Oceans Calling Music Festival

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With Oceans Calling under two weeks away, we wanted to give you a run down of all the information from parking, to food, and more, here is all the information you’ll need to plan your festival experience!

General Info

Doors open at 12pm every day with performances starting at 12:30.Festival entrances are at North and South Division Street.The box office is located at 5 Baltimore Ave.You can buy your merch outside of the festival grounds at a pop up between 1st and 2nd streets or inside the festival grounds near the pier.You can re-enter the festival grounds as many times as you need to until 7pm.There will be security doing bag searches upon entry to the festival grounds. Don’t forget to check out Oceans Calling’s bag policy.

Getting to and from the festival

There will be three main parking lots with public transportation options to get to the festival grounds: West Ocean City Park and Ride at 12848 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City, MD 21842, Ocean City Convention Center Parking Lot at 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842, and 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot at 10267 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842.


OC buses will be running during the entire festival weekend to ease traffic and make getting to the festival easier. Luckily, they have a Ride-All-Day option for only $4 which allows you to ride the buses from 6am to 2am. Also, a heads up credit card payment is not accepted so make sure to have exact change for the bus fare.

The West OC Park & Ride shuttle runs to the festival grounds and back between the hours of 11am and 12am.

The OC Beach Bus runs from 144th Street to the festival grounds; however, it is running with a limited number of stops. Check out the official festival map to find your best bus stop, or check out our interactive map.

For guests at one of our hotels, your closest bus stops for traveling to the festival are 17th Street, 23rd Street, 32nd Street, 49th Street, 58th Street, and 67th Street. When you are returning to your room, northbound buses stopping at 12th Street, 22nd Street, 32nd Street, 49th Street, and 66th Street are closest to our hotels.

If you are still looking for a hotel, our properties, Hilton OceanfrontQuality Inn Oceanfront, and Holiday Inn Oceanfront still have availability, and are very close to multiple bus stops making getting to and from the festival a breeze.

Pick Up/Drop Off

If you are being picked up and dropped off by either a taxi, rideshare, or friends/family, the official pick up/drop off location is at 409 Baltimore Ave. With the influx of people for the festival, plan for extra time getting to and from, especially by car.

If you’re looking for a unique way to get to and from the festival, check out the OC Bay Hopper! This water taxi will be taking festival goers to the Talbot Street Pier at M.R. Ducks which is a very short walk to the festival grounds.

It’s $25 per person one way or $50 round trip. The OC Bay Hopper launch locations are at 118th Street, Ocean Pines Yacht Club, OC Convention Center, and West OC’s Pier 23. Seats are limited and not all locations will be running boats frequently. Check out their Oceans Calling shuttle service page for more details.

The Lineup & Schedule

Of course, what everyone is excited for is the ultra-talented line up featuring world renowned names like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Alanis Morissette, and the Lumineers, but before these headliners take the stage, tons of amazing artists will be performing for the crowds.

Check out the schedule below so you don’t miss out on your favorite acts.

And don’t forget to check out all the local businesses that are on the festival grounds. Our Harrison’s Harbor Watch and The Wedge Bar will be available to all festival goers, and you won’t be disappointed by their delicious food and drinks, and of course, the view.

It’s sure to be an exciting weekend full of amazing live music, delicious food, and obviously tons of fun!

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