Frequently asked questions
when will my tickets arrive?
You will receive an email verifying your mailing address and your wristband(s) will be mailed to you. Your wristband is your ticket in. If you are a sponsor or purchased tickets for others, please distribute wristbands to your guests or contact us to mail them directly. Wristbands include a QR code that leads you to information and resources for the event. If you do not receive your wristband(s) prior to the event, our team will have them waiting for you at the will-call booth at the WEST gate.
directions and parking?
While there is parking available in the VIP Parking Lot and Lot A, ShamRockin' is all about celebrating so we encourage rideshare, taxi or having a designated driver. Click here for driving directions.
VIP Parking Lot - 2300 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Parking Lot A - 2200 Encore Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
where do i enter the event?
All guests will enter through the WEST GATE.
what time is the party?
Sponsor gates open at 6 pm and general admission opens at 7 pm. Last call for the bar is at 11:30 and the event will end at midnight.
what can I expect?
A St. Patrick's Day party like no other! With a delicious food tasting and fully-stocked open bar....our Taste of ShamRockin' and Beverage Partners won't disappoint. But that's not all - our silent and live auctions are packed with unique items you won't want to miss. And let's not forget about the live music and dancing - it's time to ShamROCK the night away and raise money for cystic fibrosis while having a great time! Local pop artist Justin Borgman and his band will headline the event again in 2023.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TICKET?
Your ticket includes tastings from 20+ local restaurants, open bar until 11:30PM, access to our live and silent auctions & live entertainment.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Festive St. Patrick's Day attire! Please dress for the weather as the event is fully outdoors. ShamRockin' is a rain or shine event, and takes place under a covered amphitheatre.
WHAT IF I WANT TO STAY NEARBY?
There are many options in the area:
ShamRockin' Room Block: Sonesta ES Suites Atlanta North Point Mall Alpharetta
HOW DO I BID ON AUCTION ITEMS?
No need to leave the dance floor to check on your bids! New MOBILE BIDDING will allow you to browse items both in person, and on your phone. Place your bids with the web-based app with just a few clicks! Save time - register and set your bids ahead of time. Set your MAX BIDS and the the program will bid automatically for you! Links to register will be sent out the week of ShamRockin'.
WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE?
We know these times are unique and want to assure you that the health and safety of all event guests and our staff remains our top priority. For your safety and the safety of others, we have implemented attendance guidelines, a contactless registration, improved venue cleaning, increased security staffing, a more spacious layout, and more.
is your event accessible and inclusive*?
At the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, we commit to equity, racial justice, diversity, and inclusion as core principles guiding our efforts to provide all people with CF the opportunity to live long, fulfilling lives. We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please be aware that 3-week notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for the Foundation to arrange. If you have a disability and require accommodations to fully participate in this activity, please contact, Ginny Conrad, Associate Executive Director.
A free, virtual experience is also available for those who opt to not attend in person. Click here to access the event page. *Guest warning: colored spotlights and fog machines will be present at the event. Flashing/Strobe lighting will not be used, however, some guests may have light-up novelty jewelry and glow wands.
DO I NEED A CLEAR PURSE?
No! However, all guests will walk through metal detectors, be wanded as needed, and have bags inspected.
are kids allowed?
ShamRockin' is a 21+ event - secure your babysitter now!
is smoking or vaping permitted?
Due to the dangerous effects of smoking on the lungs all CF Foundation Events are non-smoking/vaping. Please see a staff member at the registration desk if you have questions.
what else is not permitted at the event?
Ameris Bank Amphitheatre does not allow guests to enter the facility with: aerosol cans, alcoholic beverages, coolers, fireworks, illegal drugs, laser pens and pointers, noisemaking devices, picnic baskets, weapons and any other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by the venue management.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS?
Our volunteer positions are currently full, but limited spots remain for the 8:00 - midnight timeframe.
Please contact us for more details.
I have another question - who do I reach out to?
Please feel free to reach out to Natalie Adams or Ginny Conrad with the CF Foundation for any additional questions.