Sound Summit 2018


Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Time: 11:00am-7:00pm (Doors Open at 10:00am)

You're invited to Sound Summit 2018! Held in an intimate venue set amidst an expansive landscape, Sound Summit is a musical gathering like no other in the Bay Area. The festival is staged at the historic Mountain Theater, a 4000-seat natural stone amphitheater with stunning views of San Francisco Bay and beyond. Add a sun-filled day, a resonant cause, and a healthy dose of joy, spice generously with stellar music, and you have a recipe for a magical mountain brew.

Produced as an annual celebration of and fundraiser for Mount Tamalpais State Park by Roots & Branches Conservancy, Sound Summit has raised nearly $200,000 for Mount Tam in its first three years alone. And just as rewarding, we’ve been able to do so fueled by the likes of Wilco, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jim James, Los Lobos, Dr. John & The Night Trippers, Bill Frisell, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Vetiver, The Mother Hips, The Stone Foxes, and many more, providing an incredible soundtrack to a stirring backdrop.

Tickets on sale July 27:

  • General Admission Adult (limit 6 tickets per customer): $110
  • General Admission Youth 12 & Under (limit 4 tickets per customer): $55
  • Summut Parking (short shuttle ride to venue-limited to 300 spaces): $45
  • Round Trip Bus Pass (buses leave from dedicated lots in Mill Valley): $20
  • Day of Show Tickets (if available): $140 Adult, $70 Youth

Tickets available for purchase online. All admission tickets, parking passes, and bus passes are individual ticket types and will be sent electronically.

For ticket-related questions or issues, please contact

Additional Location or Other Information

Entry to Sound Summit begins at 10:00am. All seating is general admission and first come, first served. Summit Parking Passes (E-Ticket) should be printed out and placed on the dashboard of your vehicle as proof of purchase. Barcodes on tickets must be clearly visible and will be verified at Parking Lot entrances. One pass per vehicle. Bus Passes (E-Ticket) should be printed out and will be scanned and exchanged for a Bus Pass at the Bus Lot locations at Manzanita Park & Ride Lot and neighboring Pohono Park & Ride Lot at 100 Shoreline Highway in Mill Valley. See Bus Lot Maps on the Festival Info webpage. Please keep your Bus Pass in your possession to guarantee service to and from the venue and bus lots. One pass per individual. No Ins and Outs; once you leave, you’ve left, and we are required to removed your wristband. The event will take place rain or shine. Lineup is subject to change. Please note that almost all the seats at the Mountain Theater are in full or partial sun. Prepare accordingly with hats, sunscreen, and water bottles. Please also note that the Mountain Theater is a natural environment and entails all that comes with it. In addition to singing birds and breathtaking views, there are bees, insects, dirt paths, uneven stone surfaces, varying grades, and the like. Be mindful of the environment, both in anticipation of the day and as you move about the venue.