2023 Summer Concert series fast faqs

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There are grass areas as well as parking lots located within walking distance to the venue. Handicap parking is available. Military personnel will be directing traffic. 

Visitors can enter Camp Dodge for concerts through either the main gate at 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston or the historic East Gate at 7700 NW Beaver Drive, Johnston. Photo identification is required for individuals 16 years of age and older; a driver’s license is acceptable.


Restrooms are located on the west end of the pool house. Doors will be open and restrooms available for use. 

Please do. We have limited seating but plenty of grassy areas for blankets or personal chairs.

During each concert, local food trucks will be cooking up a variety of cuisines for purchase. 

You may also bring your own food, if preferred or for dietary reasons.

Each series or concert, there will be a theme such as “tailgate party” or “color and culture night” and you’re welcome to join in! Information about themes will be in announcements and concert related materials. See the answer related to general updates above.

Adult beverages are allowed, but will not be provided. 

We want you to get home safely; your vehicle will not be towed if left overnight. 

Absolutely, dogs welcome! Please just ensure that your pet is safe to be around large crowds and children. All dogs should be leashed.

ALL motorcyclists (drivers and passengers) on Camp Dodge are required by Department of Defense policy to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) consisting of helmet, eye protection (full-face shield or goggles or sunglasses), gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, and over-the-ankle footwear while operating on Camp Dodge. Motorcyclists without the required PPE may park their motorcycles at the NW Beaver Drive gate turnaround and walk to the pool complex (approximately three blocks).

No. Concealed or open carry weapons are not permitted at Camp Dodge other than for authorized personnel.