2011 Venue Map

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What is the best way to get around town in Baltimore?
Central to the festival is the Station North Arts District, which is home to Windup Space, Joe Squared, Charm City Art Space, Hour Haus, and Cyclops Books. All of these venues are within easy walking distance of each other. Ottobar is located approximately 7 blocks north on Howard Street, and there is plenty of parking in their lot. Golden West and Frazier’s are within walking distance of each other in Hampden, a short cab ride from Station North or Ottobar. Cabs in Baltimore are inexpensive and readily available. The Sidebar is accessible from Station North using the Charm City Circulator’s Purple Route.

The Charm City Circulator is a FREE, eco-friendly bus with rides every 15 minutes. Click here to download a PDF of the Purple Route

suggest Stop #310/#311 for Station North Venues and #318 for Getting to The Sidebar Tavern
Service every 15min
Monday-Thursday: 6:30am-9:00pm
Friday: 6:30am-midnight
Saturday: 9:00am-midnight
Sunday: 9:00am-9:00pm

How do I attend?
We strongly recommend purchasing advance tickets or a festival pass from Missiontix. Entry to any single venue is available at the door on a first come, first serve basis. Note that only an advance ticket or VIP pass will guarantee entry if a show reaches capacity, so plan accordingly.

Can I buy a pass to BiMA.fest?
Yes! 1-day and full weekend passes are available here. We encourage you to take a look at the festival lineup and consider one of these options over purchasing tickets to a single show. In most cases, the cost of entry to just a couple of shows will cover a 1-day pass — and for a few bucks more you could have an all access pass for the entire weekend.

What are the advantages of buying a VIP pass over a full weekend 4 day pass?
All VIP pass holders get in to every show, regardless of whether the show sells out in advance or at the door.  VIP Pass holders also get to avoid waiting in lines.  All VIP pass holders also get in free to the VIP party and closing party, which include free food and alcohol.

Where do I pick up my 1 day, 4 day, or VIP pass?
Passes will available for pickup/purchase during the festival at Windup Space, Ottobar, and Sidebar.

What are the age restrictions for each venue?
Charm City Art Space, Golden West Café, Hour Haus, Cyclops Books & Music, Sidebar, and Ottobar Downstairs are ALL AGES. Windup Space, Joe Squared, Frazier’s On The Avenue, and Ottobar Upstairs are 21+.

Where can I go for help finding a hotel room for my stay in Baltimore during the festival?
Hotel and other visitor information can be found at Visit Baltimore.

What are BiMA.fest’s accomodations for the disabled?
Please contact the individual venue you plan to attend to make accomodations.

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