Before I Arrive

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The Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar CA

Click here for Google Map directions.

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Parking for The Sound is located in the Del Mar Fairgrounds and costs $15.  Please enter through the Main Gate only. The Sound shares the parking lot with the Del Mar Fairgrounds and parking is on a first come first serve basis.  If you know another large event is happening in the Del mar Fairgrounds on the day of the show you may want to alter your arrival time or use alternative transportation such as an Uber or Lift.

Limited Premium parking is located directly in front of The Sound and is available online (for most shows) for $30 via Ticketmaster.  You must purchase Premium parking in advance–it is not available for purchase at the event.

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Our box office is only open on the evenings we have a show and will open 90 minutes before doors.

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At this time all our tickets are purchased online. You can print your receipt and online ticket, but we will not send you a physical ticket.

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Yes, you may bring a small bag. However you may not bring in backpacks or bags larger than 10″ by 8″ by 8″. Small purses and fanny packs are allowed, but subject to search.

Security reserves the right to search bags, perform pat-down checks, and refuse/revoke entry at their discretion. 

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Please check the event detail page to find out if there are any age restrictions for a particular event.  All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult over the age of 25 with written authorization.

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All shows will have ADA seating available for purchase. They are located in the central terrace as well as the left and right balconies

Click here to see our seating chart. ADA seating is notated with wheelchair emblems for easy identification.

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You can purchase tickets on the day of the show at the box office. However, available tickets are not guaranteed. We encourage all guests to buy tickets in advance.

We also advise that you only purchase tickets online from (via Ticketmaster / Ticketmaster verified resale) and do not purchase tickets from a third party website.

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For our general admission standing shows, there is reserved seating available for purchase in the balcony as well as the center terrace and left terrace. The floor in front of the stage is open for standing.

For a seated show, the floor in front of the stage will have rows of seats that are assigned based on your ticket purchase. Click here to see seating maps for both a general admission standing show, and a seated show.

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Our box office is only open on the evenings we have a show and will open 90 minutes before doors.

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Door and show times are listed on the ticketing page for each show. Shows usually, but not always, start one hour after door time. We urge patrons to show up close to door time to get the most out of their ticket purchase.

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Yes, but no flash photography! Also large cameras with long telephoto lenses are not allowed. Your camera and accessories must all be able to fit in a bag smaller than 10″ by 8″ by 8″

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The Del Mar Fairgrounds Main Gate.

While At The Sound

Category: While At The Sound

Yes! The Sound offers a variety of food options to satisfy your hunger before or during the show. Enjoy our delicious tacos on the mezzanine level or grab a quick bite from our rotating menu in the lobby with items like loaded nachos and carved sandwiches.

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There is no re-entry into the venue grounds (excluding the smoking area). Once you have left the front courtyard to get to the parking lot, there is no re-entry.

General Information

Patrons purchasing tickets through third-party ticket brokers assume full risk for potentially fraudulent tickets purchased or obtained through unauthorized vendors. The Sound has no way of validating or replacing tickets that were not purchased through us (Ticketmaster) directly. We cannot reprint or refund you for an invalid ticket purchase.

Tickets can be transferred via Ticketmaster. Click here to find out how.

Please contact the venue by emailing with your name, contact information, and a description of your item and we will do our best to find and return your item to you. Please be sure to put LOST ITEM and SHOW DATE in the subject line of your email.

If an event is canceled, no action is required to obtain a refund–we will issue a refund to the original method of payment used at time of purchase. Refunds will be issued within 5-7 business days of the show cancelation.

All ticket sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. If you are not able to attend the show, you may utilize the verified resale option via Ticketmaster to safely resell your purchased ticket(s).  Click here to find out if you can resell your ticket. 


  • No weapons of any kind.
  • No outside beverages.
  • No drugs or illicit substances.
  • No smoking or vaping inside the venue.
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vending, soliciting, handbills, sampling, or giveaways.
  • All served beverages must remain inside the venue and courtyard
  • No flash photography.
  • No moshing, crowd-surfing, or stage diving.
  • No pets allowed 
  • No backpacks or large bags. Small purses and fanny packs allowed but subject to search.

Security reserves the right to search bags, perform pat-down checks, and refuse/revoke entry at their discretion. These reasons include intoxication, disturbing hygiene, engaging in hate speech, belligerent or noncompliant behavior, acts or threats of violence, disturbing other guests, etc

Items not permitted inside The Sound (but are not limited to):

– Weapons, firearms, knife

– Laser pens

– Pepper spray/mace

– Signs, banners, flags

– Selfie sticks

– Video cameras/recording devices

– Outside food and beverage, including alcohol

– Glass, cans, aluminum bottles

– Hoverboards and skateboards