October 10-13, 2024 | Discovery Park | Sacramento, CA

Health & Safety

  • Please be advised that there will be elevated security measures in place for Aftershock. Please carefully check the list of prohibited items and arrive very early to allow extra time for screening. All entrances will have metal detectors; please plan accordingly.
  • Aftershock reserves the right, without refund to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law, or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive.
  • Attendees assume all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to the event.

    Your safety is our top concern at Aftershock. If you see something, say something to one of our team members on grounds or a Public Safety Official.

Health & Safety FAQs

Personal Safety Plan
Prepare in Advance All Aftershock Festival fans are asked to have a personal safety plan in place. Your personal safety plan should include:
  • Reviewing the festival map in advance
  • Knowing your exits
  • Knowing where to go if shelter is required
  • Making a plan with everyone in your party for where to meet up in the event of an evacuation.
  • If you are parking near Discovery Park, please remember where you parked. We recommend keeping extra water in your car.
  • If you are utilizing the Park & Ride Shuttle Program, plan to exit via the Garden Highway Gate.
  • If you are arriving via rideshare or being dropped off, plan to exit via the Jibboom Street Exit unless otherwise notified by Festival Staff.
If an earthquake is detected on the Festival site, immediately move away (at least 120 feet) from all stages, delay towers, and structures. The show will be paused until staff can asses and repair any damages and ensure all structures are structurally sound to continue.
Evacuations and Cancellations
Please be advised that tents and temporary structures are not safe places to seek shelter. Safe shelter instructions are below. Your designated shelter location is based on how you arrived at the festival. Festival staff will be available to assist you. Fans who parked near Discovery Park: During an evacuation, please return to your vehicle promptly. Ensure you make note of which festival entrance you entered through, and exit through that entrance (Garden Highway or Jibboom Street) – unless otherwise directed by Official Festival Messaging and Staff. Fans that arrived by Rideshare or drop off: Fans who do not have access to a vehicle will exit via the Jibboom Street Exit and return to the Rideshare Lot on the south side of Discovery Park on 500 Bercut Drive. Fans that arrived via Park & Ride Shuttle: Fans who arrived at the festival via our Park & Ride Shuttle Program will exit via the Garden Highway Gate. We ask that fans queue to board their shuttles and remain patient. Once you’ve returned to Cal Expo, please shelter in place in your vehicle. After a Temporary Evacuation: When fans are advised to seek temporary shelter, our intent is to restart the festival as soon as we can safely do so. Fans will be advised if/when it is safe to return to the festival. Fans will be given ample time to re-enter the grounds before music will resume. Cancellations: If it is determined that, after a temporary evacuation, the festival is not able to restart, fans will be notified that the festival is cancelled and will be unable to return to the Festival Grounds for the rest of the day.
What Is Moshing?
  • Moshing occurs when a group of patrons run at and slam into each other during a show. It often takes place in a loosely organized circle within a general admission crowd (a “mosh pit”), although it can be as simple as two people repeatedly running into each other during a show and bouncing off in another direction.
    • Moshing can occur in any area of a general admission crowd, including directly in front of the stages.
What’s the big deal about Moshing?
  • Moshing can be dangerous to both participants and bystanders.
  • Moshers can suffer bruises, cuts, sprains, and broken bones, especially where some participants are bigger than others, are moshing more aggressively, or if someone gets hit when they’re not ready.
  • Moshing is also dangerous for non-participants standing nearby.  A mosher who breaks through the circle can seriously injure a bystander who is just watching the show and not bracing for impact.
I don’t want to Mosh!! What can I do?
  • Be aware of your surroundings!  If you see a Mosh Pit forming near where you’re standing and are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
Crowd Surfing
What is Crowd Surfing?
  • Crowd surfing occurs where a patron is lifted up onto the hands of other patrons, who then pass the surfer along the top of the crowd.  Surfing can take place anywhere in a general admission crowd.
    • Crowd surfing most commonly (but not always) occurs in the areas directly in front of the stages.
    • Surfing most commonly (but not always) travels from the back of the crowd TOWARDS the stage.
What’s the big deal about Crowd Surfing?
  • It is dangerous for both the surfer and other patrons.
  • Crowd surfers have virtually no control of their bodies once they are above the crowd.  Surfers can be groped, hit, or dropped.  Although crowds experienced with surfers generally try to pass them towards the stage, there is no guarantee where or how the ride will end or how the surfer will find their friends in the crowd once they come down.
  • Most of the audience is looking at the Stage!  Surfers literally put their health and safety in the hands of people they don’t know who are paying attention to something else.
  • Surfers also endanger other people.  A crowd surfer struggling to stay aloft can kick someone in the head or poke them with their hands.  Surfing is especially dangerous during an artist’s set, when most patrons are facing the stage and the surfer is being passed from behind them.
I don’t want to Crowd Surf!!  What can I do?
  • Be aware of your surroundings!  If Crowd Surfing is taking place near where you’re standing, and you are uncomfortable being in the proximity of such activities, find an alternate location from which to enjoy the performance!
Covid Compliancy
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. By attending Aftershock Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19 and agree to waive all claims and potential claims against the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, Discovery Park, Danny Wimmer Presents, LLC and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.
Stay Hydrated!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! You may bring in one factory-sealed bottle of water or an empty reusable bottle into the festival. Refill throughout the day with water at the hydration stations. Water & non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at all concession stands.
Drug & Alcohol Use
Our team at DWP strives to provide a fun and safe atmosphere at Aftershock. It is your job to be responsible while having a good time. Underage drinking is prohibited as well as drugs of any kind (incl. cannabis, cannabis products). If you plan to drink alcohol on grounds, please also keep hydrated. Water stations are FREE, utilize that option!
Lock It Up
While there will be security onsite, Aftershock cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items. When leaving your vehicle, please take valuables with you and lock your vehicle. Lockers are available in General Admission & VIP, and are available to reserve currently, here. A detailed list of what is and is not allowed in the festival grounds can be found on our Festival Info page.
See Something, Say Something
Employees, contractors, vendors, artists, and guests are encouraged to report any interaction that makes them uncomfortable in any way. If you see something, say something. Security exists for the safety and well-being of all Aftershock participants. Flag down the nearest staff member, medical professional, or security guard if anything feels out of place or suspicious.

All of us are responsible for our own safety! Have a great time at the show and take care of yourself and others!