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100 Performers | 12 Venues | 4 Days

Year 7 of Moontower is coming! The 2018 festival will run April 18-21 in Austin, Texas.


When will badges go on sale?

Badges are on sale now.

When will the lineup be announced

The lineup will be announced in waves, come back here on December 5th.

Why do you keep changing the badges?

We get it, nobody likes change, but as the fest grows each year, we strive for simplicity while also giving our badge holders choices. We seek out feedback before, during, and after each festival to tweak our system and make it the best comedy festival it can be each year. So really, we should be thanking YOU for helping us come up with our best badge offerings to date!

Here’s the quick rundown on the options for Moontower 2018:

Where should I stay during the festival?

Aloft Austin Book your room at Moontower’s preferred hotel for the 2018 festival.
Staying at Aloft and Element will put you in the middle of all the action! Reserve now for discounted rates through the Paramount Theatre.

Aloft Austin Downtown
| Element Austin Downtown

Will single tickets be available for Paramount and Stateside headliners?

Single tickets for individual headliners will go on sale in early 2018, after the full lineup has been announced.

When/how will I receive my badge(s)?

You will receive instructions for badge pickup a week prior to the festival. Badges will not be mailed.

Are badges refundable?

All sales are final. There are no refunds on badges for any reason.

Can I upgrade my badge?

Email for inquiries regarding upgrading your badge. As long as the other levels are not sold out, we should be able to accommodate.

What about age restrictions? Can underage patrons get into shows?

There is no age restriction on the festival as a whole and minors can purchase badges or single tickets to the Paramount shows. However, some of our Moontower venues are 18+ and, due to their liquor licensing/permit, are not able to let in underage patrons regardless of the event.

The following venues are all ages: Paramount, Stateside at the Paramount, 800 Congress, Antone’s

These venues are 18+ only: The Parish, Cap City, The Speakeasy, and The Velv Comedy Lounge.

What time do doors open for performances?

If you’re attending the first show of the night at the Paramount or Stateside Theatres, doors will open one hour before showtime. We recommend getting there early and enjoying a drink. After that, typically doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Other venues will open doors 30 minutes prior to showtime for all shows. These are rules of thumb only and actual times may vary by venue depending on size.

Where do I submit materials to be considered as a performer at the festival?

Thank for your interest in Moontower! Unfortunately, we do not take unsolicited requests for submissions. Our booking staff works diligently throughout the year and scours the comedy earth to find Moontower artists. Perhaps one day the Moontower light will shine on you! Good luck and thank you for your understanding.

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Volunteer Information

2018 Moontower Comedy Festival Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Moontower Comedy Festival?
Please contact Janie Richards at 512-692-0535 or

Paramount Theatre