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The Shipyard is a two-day music festival featuring national touring acts, visual arts, and a wide variety of food and beverage. It is held in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO. It's the region's biggest party and we want to see you there.

The event will provide easy access to the performance area, great concessions, interactive brand experiences, and other surprises. All ages are welcome and children 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.



The basics:
All ages welcome.
Kids 10 and under are free with a ticketed adult.
The Festival is general admission.
Tickets required for entrance.
Wristbands required for re-entry into the Festival.
Festival happens rain or shine.
No refunds or exchanges.
Lineup subject to change.
All patrons subject to search.


Shipyard 2023 is September 22-23 and will be held on The Grounds at Century Casino.


General admission: Chill for the weekend and enjoy all performances and grub.

VIP Access: Enjoy General Admission plus preferred parking, early entry, free booze, free food, a hand-printed gig poster, and access to VIP areas.


We don't say the "R" word around here. That said, The Shipyard is a rain or shine event. We are all-weather partiers. Bring an umbrella and let's rage.

No refunds.


Free parking is available on-site at Century Casino. Claim your space with VIP parking. Parking lots full? Our parking crew will direct you to the nearest free public parking.

What can I bring in?*

  • Baby strollers
  • Purse
  • Fanny packs. All the fanny packs.
  • Empty, refillable bottle (free water available on site)
  • Portable chair
  • Blanket/towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal umbrella (So basically, a regular old umbrella. Not a going to the beach, stick it in the ground and shade the whole family for the day type set up.)
  • Valid ID for alcohol sales
    *All items subject to change and review.


  • Weapons of any kind
  • Selfie sticks, monopods, or tripods
  • Cans, flasks, hydration backpacks
  • Pets
  • Water guns
  • Coolers
  • Professional recording devices/cameras
  • Flags
  • Fake IDs
  • Illegal substances
  • Outside food and drink
  • Drones
  • Hammocks
  • Glass containers of any kind
  • Canopies of any kind
  • Fireworks
  • Any item that can be used as a means to disturb the peace, endanger the safety of the crowd, and/or inflict damage to people and goods
  • Bad vibes.
    *Subject to change or review