Health, Safety, and Accessibility2019-03-24T19:28:15+00:00

HEALTH

Medical Help – The medical tent is staffed until midnight. After midnight, call 401.364.7744 for first aid or 911 for a medical emergency. The tent is staffed with licensed professionals. In an emergency, if you’re not near the medical tent, find a volunteer with a radio, or notify the nearest security personnel so they can get you whatever help you may need.

Water Refill Station – Stay hydrated! And pace yourselves! A water refill station is available between the swimming pond and the Family Stage.

Alcohol Policy – Rhythm & Roots has a license to sell beer and wine in the concert area. A town of Charlestown park ordinance prohibits anyone from bringing alcoholic beverages into Ninigret Park, including the festival campground. Any alcohol brought onto town property may be confiscated by town police and violators will be subject to expulsion from the park with the loss of festival privileges.

SAFETY

Concert Security – Charlestown police are on site 24 hours a day. The Rhythm & Roots security office is located next to the ticket gate. Phone is 518.376.4502. All bags are searched upon entering, so be mindful of this when considering what to bring. No glass, alcohol or pets are allowed.

Campground Security – The Rhythm & Roots security office, next to the ticket gate, is available 24 hours a day. Phone is 518.376.4502. Additionally, to keep our campground safe and comfortable for all, we ask campers to follow these rules:

  • Contained cooking fires only in the camping area; open ground fires are prohibited.
  • Alcohol in the camping area is prohibited.
  • No pets.
  • No amplification of recorded or live music after midnight.

Emergency Vehicle Access – Please park in designated areas and don’t block access. Walk on the sides of the roads, and please let all official vehicles through.

Lost Child/Parent Center – Parents and children should make a plan on what to do if they get separated, but sometimes a backup is needed. Rhythm & Roots offers a Lost Child/Parent Center at the medical tent. Announcements will be made from the main Rhythm Stage as soon as possible.

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible Parking – Accessible parking spaces are available near the festival main entrance.

Transportation – A hospitality golf cart is available to shuttle festival guests from the parking lot and campground to the festival entrance during concert hours.

Wheelchair Access – Rhythm & Roots strives to make the festival accessible to all. Ninigret Park was once used as a naval air station, so the festival grounds are flat. However, the Rhythm & Roots concert and food areas are located off an asphalt pathway on a grassy area.

Accessible Camping – An accessible camping area with accessible portable toilets is available.

Service Animals – Service animals are allowed with credentials. No pets.