• General

    • What is Day for Night?

      Day for Night is a visually immersive art and music festival exploring the boundaries of light, space, and sound.

    • When is it?

      Friday, December 15, 2017 – 3 pm to 2 am
      Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 12 pm to 2 am
      Sunday, December 17, 2017 – 12 pm to 2 am

      The festival will take place rain or shine, unless otherwise posted. Limited re-entry.

    • Where is it?

      Barbara Jordan Post Office
      401 Franklin Street
      Houston, Texas 77201

      Buy passes online or at the gate.

    • Is there ADA access at Day for Night?

      There will plenty of ADA accessible parking on-site. The main entrance is accessible. Should a line form, you may proceed to the front and ask a gate manager to help expedite your entry. Additional details regarding ADA access will be updated closer to the event. If you have specific requirements that you’d like to discuss with a Day for Night staff member, please send an email to info@dayfornight.io with “ADA Access” in the subject line.

    • How old must I be to attend Day for Night?

      Day for Night is an all ages event. However, children 16 and under are only allowed if accompanied by a parent and under close parental supervision at all times. Remember, children under 10 years have sensitive ears and we recommend appropriate ear plugs and/or headsets to protect their hearing.

    • What if I become ill at the festival?

      Medical stations will be located throughout the festival site. Paramedics and EMTs will be roaming the festival site as well. Remember, medical staff are there to help you under any circumstances. Not to judge you. Not to arrest you. They are there only to make sure you are safe. If you, or a friend, feel ill for any reason whatsoever, immediately check in with our medical staff to make sure all is well. Your safety is more important than anything.

    • Is Houston okay to hold Day for Night?

      Houston is not only a dynamic city, but also an incredibly resilient one. While many in our city experienced life-altering losses during and after the storm, we are recovering quickly thanks to the tireless spirit of our amazing residents and their on-going relief efforts. Hurricane Harvey showed us that Houstonians are ready to help their neighbors at a moment’s notice in the face of adversity. That being said, Day for Night will show support through fundraising efforts to help get people back on their feet.

    • Anti-Harassment Policy

      Day for Night aims to make the festival experience one that you won’t forget. That being said, memories of people making you feel uncomfortable or harassed are the kinds of memories we will avoid at all costs. Day for Night does not tolerate any kind of harassment, from non-consensual touching to inappropriate comments. We want all participants to immediately notify Day for Night security or staff if they experience or witness these kinds of behaviors as we will work to make sure it doesn’t happen again so that you feel safe at the festival.

      Day for Night has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind and we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable in the festival environment regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, or pregnancy.

      Harassment includes (but is not limited to): inappropriate physical contact, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, offensive comments, verbal or physical intimidation, stalking, and physical assault.

  • Tickets

    • Day for Night General Admission

      2-day General Admission with entry to all stages, art installations, and GA areas on festival campus.

    • Day for Night General Admission + Friday Summit

      2-day General Admission with entry to all stages, art installations, and GA areas on festival campus.

      Plus Friday Summit

    • Day for Night VIP

      2-day General Admission with entry to all stages, art installations, and GA areas on festival campus.

      Plus Friday Night Summit

      Plus VIP Access

      • Rapid entry to the event
      • Premium viewing areas
      • Access to VIP lounge
      • Complimentary beverages and snacks throughout the event
      • On-site VIP concierge and help desk
      • Complimentary swag bag with Day for Night t-shirt, stickers, pins and tote
    • Where can I buy tickets?

      Passes are available to purchase online now. As long as Day for Night is not sold out in advance, passes will also be available at the gate. Check back closer to the festival dates for Box Office Hours.

    • Will I be able to purchase a single day ticket?

      Single day passes may or may not become available as we get closer to the festival.

    • Can I upgrade to a VIP pass?

      Yes. Please contact ticketing@dayfornight.io to inquire about upgrading from a GA to a VIP pass. In your email please include the full name used to purchase your ticket, as well as your original order confirmation number.

    • What are the Collectible 3D Magnets?

      New for Day for Night 2017, we’re offering an optional Collectible 3D Magnet. Collectible 3D Magnets are an additional $10.00 and are available with every ticket type. Magnets will be shipped along with your festival wristband prior to the event.

    • Do you offer payment plans?

      Yes. Day for Night is offering payment plans on all ticket types.  After selecting your ticket quantities and being directed to enter payment information, just select “Pay by monthly payments with Affirm” as the Payment Method and follow the instructions from there. Check out Eventbrite support for more information about paying with Affirm.

    • What are your box office hours?

      Box Office hours for festival days will be posted closer to the event.

    • What will I receive when I purchase my ticket online?

      Once you purchase your ticket, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Day for Night.

    • I have not received my order confirmation email. What should I do?

      If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your spam folder. If you still do not see your order confirmation, click here to access Eventbrite’s help center.

    • When will I get my Day for Night wristband?

      All wristbands will ship in November 2017. Please allow to the beginning of December 2017 for your wristbands to arrive. Wristbands will be sent to the shipping address specified on your order. If purchasing from outside the US or Canada, wristbands will be held at will call at the festival box office. If you are traveling from out of town, and have not received your wristband prior to traveling, please contact Eventbrite here.

    • What if I need to change my shipping address?

      Click here for instructions. You will be able to update your shipping address until early November.

    • My wristband just came in the mail. Should I put it on now?

      No. Please do not put your wristband on until you’re ready to enter the festival.

    • I bought an Early Bird Blind Presale Ticket

      The Early Bird Blind Presale Pass you purchased in December 2016 is will allow you General Admission to the festival. You can find estimated shipment and delivery dates along with other tracking information from the Tickets page in your Eventbrite account.

    • Can I get a refund?

      All sales are final and non-transferable. No refunds, no exchanges, no-resale.

    • What is your wristband policy?

      • Wristbands MUST be worn for entry into the festival and at all times during the festival (including the time between days).
      • Only wristbands purchased through Eventbrite are valid. If you purchased from an unauthorized source and/or the ticket is counterfeit, you will not be allowed entry.
      • Wristbands MUST be worn securely on your wrist and cannot be slipped on and off.
      • Do NOT remove, stretch or tamper with your wristband in any way or you will not be allowed entry.
      • Subsequent and/or multiple presentations of a counterfeited wristband are VOID and will be seized by festival security staff.
      • If your wristband is removed by festival security/event staff for any reason, it WILL NOT be replaced.
      • All wristband holders must pass through security and are subject to a security inspection. Prohibited items will be confiscated by event staff.
    • Ticketing Support

      For all ticketing inquires, please visit www.eventbrite.com.

  • Transportation

    • Where can I park?

      Find the easiest way to park by choosing from 20 locations with parking costs under $25:

    • What are the best options for public transport?

      As always, we encourage attendees to get to and from the festival as safely as possible.


      A great choice for safe public transport is the METRORail, which offers a wide variety of parking options along its many routes across Houston, as well as a stop located at UH Downtown (1 Main St.), only a 10-minute walk from the Day for Night festival grounds.

      Take the Red Line to Preston Station, walk two blocks north to Franklin, four blocks west to Smith.

      Parking options to utilize the Red Line METRORail include:

      Northline Transit Center

      7705 Fulton Street
      Houston, Texas 77022

      Free parking. Located just outside of the north side of the 610 Loop. This is the northernmost train station for the Red Line. The train can be taken directly into downtown. Parking is open 24/7. Parking lot is shared by Houston Community College. Please be sure you are parking in a METRO designated parking spot. Spots are labeled.

      Fannin South Park & Ride

      1604 West Bellfort Boulevard
      Houston, Texas 77054

      $3.00 for the day. Located just outside of the south side of the 610 Loop. This is the southernmost train station for the Red Line. The train can be taken directly into downtown. Parking is open 24/7. Operator’s booth open 8am-2pm on Saturday.

      City Street Parking

      Though you cannot park along Main Street itself, you can park on intersecting and adjacent side streets. Please be aware of signage indicating what times you are or are not allowed to park on certain streets. Please also be aware that if a street is along an apartment building or residential neighborhood, a permit may be required. In Downtown and Midtown, parking on public streets is free after 6 PM on Monday – Saturday and is free all day on Sunday. Park near Main Street and take the train into downtown for easy festival access. For parking on a public street outside of “free hours,” pay on the nearby meter or download the ParkMobile app.

      Purchase a Day for Night Pass and enjoy unlimited round-trip access on the Houston Metro Bus and Rail for just $3.00 a day.

      Parking options along the Green Line METRORail:

      Take the Green Line to Theatre District Station, walk along Smith five blocks north to Franklin.

      Minute Maid Park/BBVA Compass Stadium

      2200 Texas Avenue
      Houston, Texas 77003

      Saturday: Park all day for $10.00. Parking lots available after 3:00 pm.
      Sunday: Park all day for $10.00. Parking lots available after 2:00 pm.

      Utilize the Green Line train into downtown conveniently located at BBVA Stadium’s northeast side (Texas Avenue).

      Purchase a Day for Night Pass and enjoy unlimited round-trip access on the Houston Metro Bus and Rail for just $3.00 a day.

      Houston METRO Bus Network

      You can take any of the following bus routes to or near the festival site:

      32 Renwick/San Felipe
      48 Market
      82 Westheimer
      85 Antoine/Washington
      160 Memorial City Express
      161 Wilcrest Express
      162 Memorial Express

      Purchase a Day for Night Pass and enjoy unlimited round-trip access on the Houston Metro Bus and Rail for just $3.00 a day.

      GreenLink Bus Network

      GreenLink is downtown’s local bus network (this is NOT the Houston Metro bus network). GreenLink buses are white, green, and orange and run strictly within the downtown area. Riding the GreenLink bus is free. Feel free to park in any garage downtown near a GreenLink stop and take the GreenLink bus to the festival site.

  • What to bring/not to bring

    • What should I bring?

      • WINTER-FRIENDLY ITEMS such as a hoodie, jacket, scarf, gloves, beanies, etc.
      • BACKPACKS. All bags will be searched prior to entering. Choose a bag that that is secure, and keep track of your belongings.
      • PERSONAL CAMERAS are allowed, and the rule prohibiting detachable lenses has been lifted this year so bring them at your own risk. The promoters reserve the right to use photographs taken at the event in promotional materials.
      • TOWEL OR BLANKET for sitting.
      • CASH (SMALL BILLS) AND CREDIT CARDS. Cash will be accepted for food, drinks, and memorabilia, and in some locations credit cards will be accepted as well. There is no need to purchase food/drink tickets first. ATMs will be available throughout the festival grounds as well.
    • What can’t I bring?

      • PETS of any kind
      • COOLERS
      • TENTS, CANOPIES, or other big pointy obstructions
      • WEAPONS
      • NO WATER OR ANY OTHER LIQUID OR FOOD IS ADMITTED (as required by the City of Houston)
    • Can I take photos and video at Day for Night?

      Detachable lenses are okay. Images taken at the festival may be used for festival promotional purposes.

    • Are outside sales allowed at Day for Night?

      NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING, SALES, SOLICITATIONS, OR PROMOTIONS. If you are interested in any of these things, please contact us.

  • Lineup

    • Who is performing at Day for Night?

      See the full lineup here.

    • Can my band play?

      2017 is already booked, however if you are interested in playing 2018, please direct all inquiries to Chris Wise at chris@dayfornight.io.

  • Who What Why

    • Who runs Day For Night?

      Free Press Houston and New York-based creative agency Work-Order are responsible for the creation of Day For Night.

      For 13 years, Free Press Houston has been independently publishing a newspaper dedicated to local arts, music, and political coverage. In 2009, they founded Free Press Summer Festival, an annual music festival which has hosted notable acts such as Jack White, Major Lazer, Willie Nelson, Skrillex, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Lauren Hill, among others.

      Work-Order is the creative partnership of Keira Alexandra and Houston native Kiffer Keegan. The practice focuses on experiential branding from concept to execution for clients such as Apple, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Showtime and Design Within Reach.

      The festival recently partnered with music industry veteran Randall Jamail. He brings years of experience and relationships from both the music industry and public relations. Jamail’s involvement is part of an aggressive plan to grow the Day For Night into more than a music festival, but into a internationally recognized arts and cultural civic event.

    • Why digital art installations?

      It is our aim for Day for Night attendees to be as engaged as they walk from stage to stage as when they’re watching their favorite band. We believe disassociating art and music is boring. With dozens of art installations throughout our festival campus, you can explore awe inspiring installations when you’re not dancing to the music.

    • Why Houston?

      Houston is rapidly approaching the distinction of becoming the third largest city in the US. The greater Houston area has a population of over 5 million and we have seen a recent renaissance in arts, music and culture. We can put a man on the moon and throw a bad ass party.

  • Inquiries

  • Lodging

    • Lodging Near Day for Night

      Hilton Americas-Houston
      1600 Lamar St.

      The hotel sits just a 9-minute drive from the Day for Night festival site, located directly next to the George R. Brown Convention Center and Discovery Green.

      The hotel’s chic rooms offer custom-designed beds and desks, plus 37-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Executive rooms provide free Wi-Fi and access to the Executive Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers.

      Amenities include a sleek lobby bar and an informal eatery serving American cuisine, plus a spa and fitness center with city skyline views, a business center and an Olympic-sized pool.


      Hotel ICON
      220 Main St.

      A former bank built in 1911, this elegant member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection retains many original details, including the vault, and is only a 8-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from the Day for Night festival site.

      The richly decorated rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus minifridges and coffeemakers. Many have rainfall showers and clawfoot or whirlpool tubs. Suites offer separate sitting and dining areas.

      A stately restaurant and bar serves three Texas-sourced meals daily and craft cocktails. Amenities include a spa, a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary car service to any downtown destination.


      The Lancaster Hotel
      701 Texas Ave.

      Set in a brick tower built circa 1926, this upscale downtown hotel is located only a 8-minute walk or a 4-minute drive from the Day for Night festival site.

      Elegant rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms, antique beds, free Wi-Fi, minifridges and coffeemakers.

      A hot breakfast buffet and weekly wine hour are complimentary, as are entry to a nearby gym and a shuttle service within a 3-mile radius. Other amenities include a contemporary American bistro and bar, a business center and meeting facilities. Paid parking is available, and an amenity fee applies.


      The Sam Houston, Curio Collection by Hilton
      1117 Prairie St.

      Opened in 1924, this chic hotel is only a 12-minute walk from the Day for Night festival site.

      Plush, modern rooms and suites offer stylish decor and feature flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi. Suites add extra living space, city views and/or a sleeper sofa.

      Amenities include an upscale American restaurant and a cocktail bar. There are meeting and event spaces available, including a panoramic upper-floor veranda. Valet parking is available.


      Magnolia Hotel Houston
      1100 Texas Ave.

      Housed in an elegant 1926 building, this upscale hotel is a 13-minute walk to the Day for Night festival site.

      Chic rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living rooms and kitchens.

      Freebies include an evening drinks reception and a local car service. Other amenities consist of a posh restaurant/lounge, a rooftop pool and hot tub with city views, conference center, a 24-hour gym and a billiards room.


      JW Marriott Houston Downtown
      806 Main St.

      Set in a skyscraper dating back to 1910, this upscale downtown hotel is a 15-minute walk to the Day for Night festival site.

      Refined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, iPads and 55-inch flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, coffeemakers and a turndown service. Upgrades offer access to a lounge with complimentary food. Suites add separate living rooms, while some include whirlpool tubs or kitchens.

      There’s a chic, modern restaurant and cocktail lounge. Other amenities include 3 meeting rooms and a fitness center. A plush spa offers services for extra costs.


      Four Seasons Hotel Houston
      1300 Lamar St.

      This upscale hotel is set just a 22-minute walk or a 7-minute drive from the Day for Night festival site.

      The refined rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and iPod docks. Upgraded suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas, and poolside rooms offer semi-private patios and direct pool access.

      There’s a complimentary car service to explore the downtown area. Additional amenities include a resort-style outdoor pool with an adjoining cafe, as well as an Italian restaurant and a lobby lounge. There’s also a fitness center, a spa and a business center.