AUGUST 25, 26 and 27th at the legendary Great Blue Heron grounds in Sherman, NY

Night Lights Music Festival is held in the Town of Sherman, in Chautauqua County in Southwestern New York State. We are located less than 70 miles from Buffalo and only about 120 miles from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester and Toronto.  We are within a nine hour drive of Boston to the East, Chicago to the West and Charlotte to the South.


The three night event takes place at The Heron, a breathtakingly beautiful private property that contains 200 acres, mostly woodlands and hiking trails, but also pastures with farmland vistas, a seven acre pond perfect for swimming, farm animals, a mushroom yard and vegetable gardens.  We like to think of the Heron grounds as one of the headlining acts of the weekend and hope you will be enriched & entertained by the natural beauty the land has to offer.


Just one of the many spectacular views at The Heron

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Parking and Camping

  • Gates open at Noon on Thursday, August 25.
  • Passenger vehicle parking is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. RV's over 20 feet in length are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Gate parking purchases are cash only.
  • Camping is included with your ticket purchase.  You have two camping options, woodland and open meadow.  Quiet and family camping areas are also available.

Woodland camping: You transport your gear by hand or cart from a parking area to the site you select. The closest sites are about 100 yards from the parking area but you can camp very deep into the woods if you desire.

Open meadow camping: You can park your RV or vehicle or put up tents in assigned 20'x20' spaces. We have very large grassy areas, some with wooded edges

Open meadow camping: You can park your RV or vehicle or put up tents in assigned 20'x20' spaces. We have very large grassy areas, some with wooded edges

  • In and out privileges are allowed during gate hours.
  • All vehicles are subject to search upon entering and re-entering the site.
  • We greatly encourage ride share and carpooling among our guests!
  • All vehicles/campers must exit the site by 12pm (noon) on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

Things To Know

  • This is an all ages event.  Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Ya got ID? You must be 21 to consume alcohol in New York State.  Please obey the law.
  • Due to new regulations on camping festivals and BYOB public events, each patron is allowed to bring a reasonable amount of alcoholic beverages to the festival - one case of beer (24) OR one box of wine per person. No kegs, No beer balls, NO GLASS CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND- this includes beer, liquor, and wine bottles and, yes, your pickle and olive jars.  While re-entry to the festival is still allowed, absolutely no beer or alcohol may be brought in upon re-entry to the festival grounds.  Locally brewed beer from Community Beer Works will be on sale at the festival grounds at a very reasonable rate. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this policy.
  • Free, potable water is available throughout the property.
  • Portable toilets and hand washing stations are located throughout the campgrounds and venue.
  • Showers are available for a nominal fee.
  • The pond will be open for swimming, weather permitting.  Please do not use soaps or shampoos in the pond.
  • There is no electricity in the campgrounds. Generators are allowed but please be courteous and only run them during the hours of noon to 6 p.m if necessary.
  • Ice and firewood are available for purchase inside the venue.
  • An Emergency Medical Service team is available at all times. The EMS tent will be located next to the Security tent near the bathhouse.
  • Please DO NOT bring the following: Pets, glass, outside firewood, illegal drugs, fireworks, glitter, confetti, glow sticks, personal motorized vehicles      NO EXCEPTIONS 
  • No unauthorized vending.  If you are interested in vending, please contact us prior to the festival.
  • Leave no trace of your visit. Take home everything you brought or put it in the recycling containers. Field strip cigarettes and pocket the filter or put them in our orange “Butt Cans”.
  • Weather in Sherman, NY in late August can be unpredictable. Prepare to have fun, rain or shine!
  • If you need anything, just ask!  One of our crew members will be happy to help you!