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Covid-19 Health Policy & Entry Requirements

MWMF recommends full vaccination against Covid-19 or negative test before attending any MWMF hosted events. No proof of vaccination or negative test is required for entry. 


Details of any changes in health policy and/or entry requirements will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels. If you have questions about vaccines or want to get a vaccine, please visit to find the nearest vaccine provider near you.


By attending MWMF, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and get tested. 

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe!


What You CANNOT bring:

  • Tents, flags, musical instruments, knives or other weapons, outside alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, fireworks, coolers, umbrellas, glass containers, and anything deemed suspicious inappropriate, unsafe or disruptive at venues, festival, and staff's sole discretion. 

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any venue or in crowds in the main fest grounds.

  • Pets are not allowed inside the main fest grounds.


What you CAN bring:

  • Bring your photo ID, if you’d like to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

  • Blankets, Lawn chairs (if placed away from stages), small backpacks, water bottles.

Q: Where do I get tickets?

A: Tickets are available online at or on the day of the festival in these locations: 


Q: Are kids allowed? Is there a minimum age requirement?

A: Kids of all ages are allowed. Kids 13 years old and under are free with a paid adult. Please note that not all acts may be appropriate for children, and some venues have an age limit. High school and college students can purchase a festival weekend pass for $25 with valid student ID. 


Q: Do any of the venues have age restrictions? 

A: Yes, No Name Bar is a 21+ venue. No 2023 venues in La Crosse are 21+ venues.


Q: What happens if it rains on the days of the festival?

A: MWMF is a rain or shine festival. The Levee Park stage has a tent in Winona this year, and La Crosse is fully indoors. Please note that set times might change due to weather conditions. Details of any changes in requirements will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website, our app, and social media channels.


Q: Are there any free shows? 

A: Yes, you can still see good music even if you don’t have a ticket! (You should buy a ticket or at least donate a little bit though, don’t you think?) During the Winona weekend, the Acoustic Café and Blooming Grounds stages will be FREE and open to the public. In La Crosse, Grounded Patio Cafe and the Charmant are FREE.

Q: Is MWMF ADA Accessible?

All MWMF venues in Winona are ADA accessible. In La Crosse, The Grand Hotel Ballroom is not ADA accessible, but all other venues are. Please reach out if you have additional questions.


Q: What is your ticket sale policy? What if the event is canceled?

A: All ticket sales are final unless the festival is canceled, in which case all tickets will be refunded. 


Q: Are there volunteer opportunities at MWMF? 

A: Yes, you absolute saint! Please sign up here and we’ll reach out to you!

Q: Does MWMF have a mobile app?

A: The MWMF Mobile App is available NOW! This year's app features the 2022 map, custom schedules, points of interest and more.

It is available for download at the links below:

Q: Do you pay your artists? 

A: MWMF is proud to say that all artists are paid for their performance because of the generosity of our sponsors, donors, and ticket holders. Remember, a strong arts scene starts with community buy-in. So go out there and buy a t-shirt or something!


Q: I’m a band/artist, how can I play the festival? 

A: We only accept submissions through our submission form. Please visit to submit your information to the fest for review. Any deadlines will be posted to the submission page. We get hundreds of submissions each year, so please know that not all submissions will receive a response. However, we can assure you that each and every submission is reviewed by at least three members of our listening committee in addition to our booking leadership team. Festival booking takes into consideration: online following, connection to the area, price point, recent performance history, time since last MWMF performance, demographic representation, fit for our venues, and more. If you are not selected for an upcoming festival date, we encourage you to apply again for the next season.  

Q: How do I contact the festival? 

A: For any general festival questions or inquiries, you can email  or reach out on Facebook or Instagram.


Q: How do I donate to keep this amazing, one-of-a-kind festival going? 

A: You’re too kind! Please donate here. Thank you for your generosity and support!

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