Ragas Live Festival FAQ
Why 24 hours?
Ragas are composed to be played at a specific time of the day. To give listeners a comprehensive experience, we are taking them on a journey through a full cycle of sound over the course of a day and night.
Can you explain each ticket type?
The Daytime Ticket grants you access to all daytime concerts, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Nighttime Ticket admits you from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. The 24-Hour Ticket will grant you access to the entire festival. The limited-availability Dream Ticket offers an unforgettable VIP experience. You will have a sleeping spot in the gallery under a specially selected piece of art, access to meet and greets with the artists, and other perks. Upon purchase of your Dream Ticket, we will contact you directly to customize your experience.
Will I be able to lie down and sleep overnight?
There will be lounge areas in the lobby and nighttime performance spaces (available on a first-come, first-served basis) where you can make yourself cozy. Only Dream Ticket holders may sleep in the galleries.
Is it really possible to listen to the performances all night long?
Yes! Throughout the museum, speakers will carry the sound of live performances so that music can be enjoyed throughout the night.
Can I bring bedding for myself?
Due to space limitations, only Dream Ticket holders are permitted to bring bedding. Each will have a designated spot under a specific piece of art in which to lay it out.
Will there be food?
There will be food and drink available for purchase. Enjoy mango lassis, tapas, and cocktails available for purchase from Café Serai, which will be open late into the night and in the early morning. Outside food is not permitted.
Do I have to stay for the full 24 hours or my full ticketed time slot? Can I go out to get food?
Ticket holders can come and go anytime, except during the hours between 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. when readmittance is not allowed for security and safety reasons. During those six hours you can leave at any time, but you will not be able to re-enter until 7:00 a.m.
I can’t make it to the event. Can I still listen to the performances?
For the last six years, the festival has been broadcast around the world on WKCR 89.9 FM-NY and streamed live on www.wkcr.org. The entire festival will be available on the podcast NYC Radio Live, where you can find archives of the previous five years of the Ragas Live Festival.