1. Alcohol, drugs, and people under the influence of either will not be permitted inside.
  2. Avoid pre-gaming, drinking, and drugs before Big Show.
    • You'll want to remember this amazing event at CSUN, and you won't want to miss your favorite artist!
  3. Never mix alcohol with drugs, evem those prescribed to you.
    • Ecstasy and alcohol together increase the risk of overheating and dangerous dehydration.
    • Cocaine and alcohol combined increase the risk of heart attacks and sudden death.
    • Marijuana mixed with alcohol leads to unpredictable results including nausea, vomiting and dizziness, and can vary greatly depending on route of administration (smoking vs. ingesting).
  4. Don't leave your friends alone!
  5. If you see someone who had too much to drink, step in to help, and don't leave them alone!
  • Do not mix drugs and alcohol. There is no way to anticipate how your body will react to the mixture. Doing so can cause a serious issue or even be fatal.
  • You never know what you are actually taking. Though distributors may assure you that you are getting a certain drug, there is a high likelihood that this drug has been cut with something else, or is a different drug entirely. This is especially common with pills.
If you do choose to engage in drug use (although we hope that you do not):
  • Test your pills with an affordable drug testing kit, like those sold at dancesafe.org. DISCLAIMER: Drug testing kits do not indicate that a substance is safe. Drug use is never 100% safe.
  • Stay hydrated! A good rule of thumb is to drink about two cups of water (500ml) every hour. Be careful to not consume water too quickly- this can cause an electrolyte imbalance that could become fatal. Over hydrating can be dangerous as well.
  • If you do not feel well, seek help immediately! DO NOT SLEEP IT OFF. The symptoms of drug overdose can be the same, more exaggerated, or totally different than those of excessive alcohol use.
  • You WILL NOT be punished for your drug/alcohol use retroactively if you seek help from an official. Your safety is our first priority.
For friends of people who are engaging in drug use:
  • Monitor your friend, and make sure they are drinking enough water.
  • If they are displaying extreme or out of character behavior, get them help. It could be the result of drugs or excessive alcohol in their system, and their health may be at risk.
  • By speaking up you could save your friend from serious harm, and could even save their life.
  • Keep track of the number of drinks you have (especially the amount of liquor). Determine in advance the number of drinks you will consume, and stick to it!
  • Pace your drinks to one or less per hour, and avoid drinking games.
  • Don’t take (or give) unwanted peer pressure
  • Have a designated driver
  • Watch over your friends and peers. If you see someone in medically dangerous conditions, do not be afraid to reach out to a security guard, police officer, event staff or event volunteer to ask for help. Your health and safety is our first priority!
Classifing Consent:
  • Consent is a mutual, affirmative, voluntary, and revocable agreement by each participant to engage in sexual activity. An informed verbal “yes” must accompany positive and engaging body language. Just because they did not say no, does not mean they are saying yes. Remember, consent is like tea! Check out this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbei5JGiT8
  • The initiator of sexual activity is responsible for receiving consent from their partner. Obtaining consent is a continuous process, meaning consent to kissing doesn’t mean consent to everything else. Consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time. Consent must be given without coercion, force, threats or intimidation by the initiator.
  • Consent cannot be given when someone is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. However, perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol and/or drugs to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
  • There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. Substances are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol, and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity, most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.
  • Sexual assault is any unwanted, non-consensual behavior from kissing and fondling to rape. Ignorance of the law or of University policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is never an excuse for non-consensual sexual behavior.
Check out the tips below on how you can help prevent sexual assult:
  • Identify common behaviors that often precede an assault. Recognizable red flags include seeing someone who is attempting to separate an intoxicated individual from their friends, or continuing to pour drinks for an individual who is clearly beyond their limit.
  • Take action as a responsive bystander if you see those behaviors happening. You can help someone who is intoxicated by reconnecting them with their friends. You can also notify any of the festival volunteers or law enforcement officials on site if you are concerned for someone’s safety and well-being.
  • If something happens to a friend, know you can be a responsive bystander by showing your support.
  • Listen and believe them. Let them know that you care.
  • Remember sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor.
  • Be aware of your response and respect their decisions.
  • Know the resources and seek support for yourself.
  • If a guest has had too much to drink, don’t let them drive home. Call a taxi or arrange for a ride with another guest who is sober, or invite them to stay over.
  • Inside Big Show or out, if you are approached by a police or security officer, comply with them. This will minimize your chances of further consequences and will help them get you the help you need.
  • Big Show safety staff will wear clearly identifiable uniforms.
  • First Aid stations will be be available throughout the venue.
  • There will be free water at two fill-up locations for any attendee.
The Cool Down Room during Big Show is a safe and supervised service for students who are unable to care for the health & safety of themselves or others due to over-intoxication during Big Show.
The Cool Down Room is an alternative option for students who would otherwise be transported to a hospital or jail by the police.
Why Did I End Up in the Cool Down Room?
  • If you are assessed to be unable to care for your health and safety by University or safety officials, then you will be brought to the Cool Down Room for processing.
  • If you feel that you are unable to care for your own or another’s health and safety, you can admit yourself to our Cool Down Room by reaching out to a Campus official, Big Show Staff member, or the CSUN police.
Reasons you may be assessed include, but are not limited to:
  • Stumbling/Unable to walk unassisted
  • Slurring words
  • Strong odor of alcohol or controlled substances
  • Failure to comply with directives of University officials
What Do I Do if I'm There?

Stay calm and follow the instructions of the Cool Down Room Staff. The Cool Down Room has staff and volunteers trained to look out for your health, safety, and wellbeing.

Important Contacts:

Police Services/Matador Patrol: (818) 677-2111

University Counseling Services: (818) 677-2366


    • No Purses or Clutches
    • No Fanny Packs
    • No Backpacks
    • No detachable lenses
    • No tripods
    • No big zooms or commercial use rigs
  • No Video Cameras
  • No Selfie Sticks
  • No masks
  • No totems
  • No piñatas
  • No pets (seeing eye dogs or licensed assistance animals accepted)
  • No laser pointers
  • No pacifiers or dust masks
  • No water bottles, glass bottles or coolers
  • No markers, pens or spray paint
  • No large chains or spiked jewelry
  • No stickers, flyers, banners or posters
  • No balloons, balls, inflatable balls or Frisbees
  • No alcoholic beverages or containers
  • No illegal substances
  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • No cigarettes, e-cigs, vaporizers, lighters, etc.
  • No eye drops, Chapstick or lip balm
  • No stuffed animals or dolls (including plush backpacks)
  • No unsealed tampons (upon entry)
  • No outside food or beverage of any kind
  • No weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)

Gates will open at 3:30pm and the concert will end at 7:30pm

For the day of show there will be TWO entrances, both are located south of the Oviatt Library. One by Live Oak hall, the other next to Sierra Hall.

If you bought a Student ticket, you Must show your CSUN ID at the gate in order to enter. If you have a Guest ticket, no identification is needed.

You can either go back home and retrieve your CSUN ID or we will redirect you to the AS ticket office where you will pay the difference for a Day Of Show Ticket. So bring your ID!

If tickets are still available, you can purchase a Day Of Show ticket at the AS Ticket Office for $50.

Yes you need a ticket to enter Big Show

All students can buy tickets from the AS Ticket Office, the Campus Store and CSUN Dining Locations, such as Freudian Sip and Mercados.

$25 for students and $40 for guests from August 6th - September 15th and $40 for everyone on September 16th - October 4th. $50 day of show (if available).

Students are allowed to purchase 2 student tickets and 3 guest tickets at one time.

No, in’s and out’s will not be allowed. Once you are inside you have to stay until you are ready to leave.

All students may park in any of the student parking lots with a valid CSUN parking permit. Parking passes are available at parking kiosks for $8.

During the concert, the ASP Info Canopy (located between Sierra Hall and Sierra Tower) will be lost and found. After the concert, CSUN Police Services will have all the lost items for you to retrieve.

Feel free to ask your question by calling our office at (818)-677-2966 and we will make every attempt to answer your question.