ACCESS: There will be ADA accessible parking and camping near the main gate, we have added a wheelchair ramp from the camping area into the main concert bowl and have added an ADA viewing platform for the Main Stage. ADA accessible restroom facilities will also be available. However, keep in mind the site is not fully developed as a permanent venue would be and, while passable, walkways are not paved and one may encounter some bumpy terrain.
Unfortunately, we have had people abuse the right to have a service animal with them at the festival and these dogs have caused problems on-site. These pet-owners are taking advantage of people with disabilities, threatening the health and safety of all people and of service animals and risking Sonic Bloom’s ability to return to the Ranch.
Service Animal Policy – Service Dogs YES, Pets NO. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the definition of “service animal” is limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability who is in attendance. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Under the ADA, “comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support animals” do not meet the definition of a service animal. – U.S. Dept. of Justice.
Ejection Policy: Those who masquerade their pet as a service animal will be ejected from the site without refund.
Service Animal Procedure: For everyone’s safety, all vehicles and attendees are searched for contraband. Those who bring animals should identify themselves when security first approaches the vehicle. All animals and their handlers must check in at the Box Office. After screening, service animal handlers will receive documentation indicating the service animal has been screened. Staff are not likely to question you again unless the animal causes a problem. Those bringing pets will be turned away and may return only after boarding their pet in town.
Caring For Your Service Animal:
• Do not leave your animal at your campsite. All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
• It’s hot and dry. Be prepared to carry and provide plenty of water for your service animal.