An Evening with Sturgill Simpson

Why Not? Tour

An Evening with Sturgill Simpson

Why Not? Tour

Event Information

Additional Ticket Information

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless venue.  
  • Children 2 and under are free on the lawn for this event and do not need a ticket. 
    • All ages will require a ticket when sitting in Reserved Areas. 
  • All tickets are MOBILE DELIVERY ONLY. Delayed delivery, ticket delivery will be 4 days prior to event. PRINTED TICKETS & SCREEN SHOTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • There is a strict 4 ticket limit per person/per show.
  • Day of Event Box Office sales opens 1 hour prior to gate time and closes once the main act takes the stage.
    • Hours are subject to change. 
  • Taxes: Tickets for Koka Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Taxes will be added on top of the posted ticket prices.
  • Fees:
    • When ordering Online or by Phone through Etix additional fees will be added on top of the ticket price. A $2.50 order fee will be added to each order.
    • When purchasing in person at the Box Office a 3% processing fee will be added to each order. 

All dates, times, acts & ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Artist Bio

Respected, beloved and fiercely independent, Sturgill Simpson is set to make his highly anticipated return to music this year with the release of the forthcoming full-length album, Passage Du Desir, under a new name, Johnny Blue Skies. The eight-song album was produced by Johnny Blue Skies and David Ferguson and recorded at Clement House Recording Studio in Nashville, TN and Abbey Road Studios in London, England.

Simpson and his band—Kevin Black (bass), Robbie Crowell (keys), Laur Joamets (guitar) and Miles Miller (drums)—will also make their long-awaited return to the road this fall with the "Why Not? Tour." Simpson’s first full tour in over four years, the extensive headline run includes stops at L.A.’s The Greek Theatre, Washington State’s The Gorge Amphitheatre, Lexington’s Rupp Arena, Chicago’s Salt Shed (two nights), Queens’ Forest Hills Stadium and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena among many more. Simpson will also headline Outside Lands and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Since his debut, Simpson has released five full-length studio albums—2013’s High Top Mountain, 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, 2019’s Sound & Fury and 2021’s The Ballad of Dood and Juanita—along with the 2020 projects, Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. Throughout his singular career, Simpson has relentlessly pushed against expectations, earning widespread acclaim and countless accolades including a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Country Album and six Grammy nominations across four genres: country, rock, bluegrass and americana.

Bag Policy

Koka Booth Amphitheatre has enhanced it's public safety policy to include a clear bag policy. 

Allowed:

  • Bags 6"x 8" or smaller are permitted.
  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x12" x 9".
  • Medical and parenting bags. 

All bags are subject to search. 

Food & Beverage

Outside Food & Beverage are not allowed for this event.  You are allowed to bring one factory-sealed plastic bottle of water (1 per person). No glass/cans/flavored water. 

Our Concession stands will be open selling a variety of food and beverages. Check out the menu ahead of time HERE.   

Restaurant partners will be available to pre-order food and have ready upon your arrival. Order from one of our Picnic in the Park partners.  Please note that each restaurant may require different cut off times to place your order. 

Items Allowed

We pride ourselves on bringing a wide variety of events to Cary, NC. What our guests are allowed to bring into each event varies from event to event.   Please review the event page you are attending for specific information regarding that event. 

Guests can bring the following items to Concerts:

  • Bags 6"x 8" or smaller are permitted.
  • 12" x12" x 9" Clear bags only.
  • Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water (1 per person). 
    • No glass/cans/flavored water.
  • Empty reusable non-glass water bottle up to 1 Liter. 
    • Water Fill Stations located in the Cobblestone Courtyard.
  • Lawn chairs: Please remove chair from bag at security checkpoint. 
    • No Footrest, Canopy, Lounge, Tri-Fold or Swinging Chairs.
  • Rain Coats.
  • Ponchos.
  • Strollers (allowed on the lawn only).

All small clutches & clear bags are subject to search.

Items Prohibited

Prohibited items MUST be returned to guests’ vehicle before entering.  

Please leave the following items at home:  

  • Alcohol
  • Audio & Video Recording
  • Bags  (Unless clear & approved size)
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, Banners & Signs
  • Blankets, Towels, Mats of any kind including Yoga Mats
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Coolers
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Food & Beverages
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames
  • Hula Hoops
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Noise Makers
  • Pets of any kind (excluding service animals)
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Tables of any size
  • Tablets of any kind
  • Tarps & Plastic sheeting
  • Tents/Staking
  • Umbrellas of any size
  • Wagons/Carts
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, mace, studded/spiked jewelry)

Parking Information

PREMIERE PARKING: A limited number of Premiere Parking will be available for $25 in advance and will be sold at the event, if spaces are available. Parking spaces will be held closest to the Main gate. Pass entitles 1 car to cark in Premiere Parking section in the FRONT of the Preferred Lot.

PURCHASE PARKING

PREFERRED PARKING: A limted number of Preferred Parking will be available for $20.00 in advance and will be sold at the event, if spaces are available. Parking spaces will be held across from the Main gate. Pass entitles 1 car to park in the Preferred Parking section in the BACK of the Preferred Lot.

  • Parking passes may be purchased at the box office in person, by phone through Etix or online at etix.com.  

  • Parking lots open 1 hour before venue gates open.
  • Purchasing a Parking Pass is NOT a ticket for the event, and is not valid for entry into the event.
  • Please present your Parking Pass upon arrival. 

GENERAL PARKING: Koka Booth Amphitheatre has approximately 1500 free spaces available.  Parking is free of charge in Amphitheatre-owned lots. Some local businesses may charge a fee for parking in their lots.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis with the proper hang tag or license plate.

DROP OFF & PICK-UP LOCATION: If using a taxi, Uber, etc please follow the signs & our Parking Staff to the pick-up & drop-off area.

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