Why are we doing this?

Common Roots is intended to support local venues, theaters, restaurants, artists, performers and businesses in downtown St. Cloud.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in lots and ramps all over downtown St. Cloud. Parking rules and schedules apply as normal during the Fest — please check the signs!

How can I get a button?

Your can purchase a button for $10 at any of our participating partners and venues.

What does a button get me?

Buttons are not required for entrance since this year’s acts are all outdoors, but you will get the satisfaction of supporting your local music scene. AND you get special deals with local businesses August 1st through Labor Day.

Can I use buttons at multiple venues?

Yes, please take a tour of our performance venues and catch as many performances as possible.

Where do we find performance times?

Check out the performance section on our website.

What are the ages of the concerts?

All concerts are outdoors this year due to precautionary measures for COVID-19. Our closing acts Friday/Saturday are 18+ and the Red Carpet Deck is 21+.

Do you take credit cards?

We take credit cards for purchases at venues and at some outreach events.

Will there be food at the venues?

During regular food serving hours there will be food at some venues. Please contact the individual venues for more information.


How long do I get to load in? What about sound check?

Load-in and sound check happen fast — 20 minutes or less. Festival format means we book shorter sets (45 min) and fit more in throughout the day. This also allows you to get out and see other bands before/after your set!

Can I bring merch?

Of course! You may want to bring your own small table, as we can’t guarantee the venue will have that available.


Where and when is the Bazaar?

The Bazaar will run from 11am-4pm in the ​Ladyslipper Parking lot (198 7th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301)​ located next to Perkins and Olde Brick House.

What will I find there?

A wide variety of locally made art and craft items and food vendors from the St. Cloud area. There will also be a variety of live music played by local music students.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to be a guest of the Bazaar. Vendor fees are $10 per booth and go directly towards the costs of hosting the event.

What about parking?

There is free parking in ramps on weekends. Learn more about downtown St. Cloud parking here.

When is set up for the vendors and musicians?

Set up starts at 10:00am in the Ladyslipper Parking Lot. Vendors are not allowed to start tearing down until the event ends at 3:00pm. If you need to set up or tear down early, please email the Bazaar coordinator​ for approval.

How do I know if I need a Minnesota Tax ID?

If you are selling taxable items, you need to have a Minnesota Tax ID. You can apply for a Tax ID on the Minnesota Department of Revenue’s website. They can also answer questions on whether an item is taxable or nontaxable.

How do I get involved?

Those interested in selling their goods at the Bazaar need to fill out a Bazaar Vendor Application. Any questions can be emailed to the Bazaar coordinator. Vendors selling food will also be required to show proof of their Special Event Food Stand License that can be obtained through the City of St. Cloud’s website.


Where can I volunteer? How can I help?

If you are interested in volunteering for the Common Roots Festival, apply here and indicate your area of interest.


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