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Frequent Questions

  • Where is The Bowl located?
    The Bowl @ Sugar Hill is located in Downtown Sugar Hill behind City Hall and less than 10 minutes from the Mall of Georgia. The physical address is 5039 West Broad St. Sugar Hill, Ga 30518. There's easy access to the Bowl from your major interstates: Via I-85 N (From Atlanta) Head northeast on I-85 N. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-985 N/Lanier Pkwy, follow signs for Gainesville. Via US-129 N (From Athens/UGA) Merge onto GA-10 Loop N/US-129 N. Via Hwy 400/US-19 S (From Dahlonega) Turn right onto US-19 S.
  • Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    No, Purple Rhapsody is a family and community event for everyone. ID will only be required to purchase adult beverages.
  • Where should I park?
    There are several options for parking at this event. The primary parking will be across the street at Sugar Hill Church (a 2-5 minute walk). A Police crossing guard will be stopping traffic at Hillcrest to allow guests to cross the street. Secondary parking is located in the E Center parking deck, which is connected to the Bowl plaza. Parking is also available along Broad Street that runs in front of City Hall and there is limited parking in the City Hall parking deck immediately adjacent to City Hall where there will be some areas reserved for ADA parking.
  • Do I have to pay for parking?
    No, we've got you covered. Parking is free at Purple Rhapsody and we have ample in safe locations. Make sure you check out "Where should I park" under the FAQs.
  • What time do the gates open?
    Gates will open promptly at 4:00 pm and the first artist hits the stage at 5:30 pm. You don't want to miss any of this year's artists, so be in the house when the excitement begins.
  • Do I need to bring my own chair?
    We've got you covered and a chair will be provided for you inside the Bowl as long as you have a VIP, Reserved, or General Admission ticket that specifies a seat. Standing room only tickets will not be guaranteed a seat. So if you want to avoid the hassel of bringing a chair, no problem. You are free to bring a chair if you wish to use in the lawn/plaza area where there will be no supplied chairs and a limited view of the concert stage.
  • So what do I wear for Purple Rhapsody @ the Bowl?
    Dress to impress or simply just do you! Purple Rhapsody is an upscale event and we're expecting the beautiful people to come out - ladies and men - and represent the style of event we're aiming for. Yes, it's all about the music because this is a concert event, but we love to see our customers showcasing their unique style and flair.
  • Will there be concessions?
    Yes, there will be a variety of great food at the concession stand and vendors selling wine, beer and mixed drinks on site.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks?
    Please take advantage of the variety of food trucks and wine/adult beverage vendors that will be available. Purple Rhapsody is a great event for an even greater cause - scholarships, so we're asking you to patronize our vendors. If you need to bring your own food due to dietary reasons, we are good with that. Absolutely no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed due to licensing requirements by the City of Sugar Hill for this private event (this event is not part of the City's concert series, but a private event).
  • What do I get with a VIP ticket purchase?
    VIP suite holders will get complimentary dinner (all you can eat), two bottles for the suite from one of our signature beverage sponsors, and Purple Rhapsody SWAG to mark the occasion.
  • What happens if it rains?
    This is an outdoor amphitheater and all shows are rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, please feel free to bring a rain poncho or umbrella (not so big as to obstruct viewing in the Bowl). The show will go on in support of the great cause - Scholarships - but we'll abide by all safety measures.
  • What if I bought a ticket and lost it or could not attend?
    There are no refunds or exchanges available. The good news is that if you purchased your ticket from Purple, you can just find your email confirmation and present that at the gate. You will also be listed on our guest list if you purchased online and we can look you up. If you purchased a hard ticket and lost it or decide not to attend, we're unable to execute a refund.
  • Is the Bowl wheelchair accessible
    Yes, the Bowl amphitheater is wheelchair accessible and offers ADA parking and seating. If you have questions or need assistance prior to or during Purple Rhapsody, please call us and allow us to work out the details for you. The chairmen for this event are: Chris Hankins (678) 230-4563 and Pierre Jean-Louis (404) 759-3426.
  • Will I be able to see the stage from the lawn area?
    There is no view of the stage and artists from the lawn/plaza area unless you are extremely tall! This is a great area to people watch, visit vendors and mingle, but you won't be able to see the artist on stage inside the Bowl stage area.
  • Is there assigned seating at the Bowl?
    VIP and Reserved Premium have assign seating in the center section. General Admission Left & Right Sides of the House are guaranteed to have a seat, but the seat options are first-come, first-serve and not assigned. View the below seating chart to get an idea of the Bowl layout and your area or visit
  • Is smoking allowed in the Bowl?
    For our cigar connoisseurs, the Bowl is a municipally owned venue and in accordance with the Georgia State Clean Air Act of 2005, smoking is not permitted in the Bowl. Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area behind the venue. We'll have that area marked for you.
  • Hotels and local accomodation?
    We are currently negotiating preferred rates with area hotels for those who want to make Purple Rhapsody a weekend outing or are visiting from other cities. Check back regularly for details and updates.
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