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Moontower FAQs

Badge & Wristband Pickup

Pick up your badge or wristband at the Stateside Theatre (719 Congress Ave). Pickup times:

How do I volunteer?

Go to our Volunteer Information and Registration page to get all the details and sign up. Ready to sign up now?


When will single tickets go on sale for Satellite Events?

Select Satellite Events will have a limited number of advance tickets available starting Friday, April 6. Tickets for Satellite Events do not guarantee entry as ticket holders will be admitted after badge holders. If a Satellite Event reaches capacity, single ticket holders will be given a transfer pass that can be used for admission to another Satellite Event that night or to obtain a refund at the Paramount/Stateside Theatre box office. Tickets may be available at the door as capacity allows.

What is a Satellite Event?

Any show at a Satellite Venue is considered a Satellite Event – that’s everywhere except the Paramount and Stateside Theatres. All badge types are welcome at Satellite Events. Badge holders need only to line up prior to the show. Cap City Comedy Club will have a reservation system for badge holders. Details to come on how that will work.
As a bonus, there will be one Satellite Event held each night at Stateside – Satellite Surprise, Thursday at 11:30pm; SHEBANG, Friday at 11:30pm; New York’s Finest, Saturday at 11:30.

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:

See all the badge details here. Go to our Purchase page to purchase badges.

Where should I stay during the festival?

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

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.

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.


For press interested in attending and covering the festival, please fill out the Press Credential Application Form. If you have additional questions, please contact William Mills at Giant Noise at

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