The hottest event of the summer is finally here but only for a limited time! From June 29th to July 7th, anyone who owns The Sims 4 base game can experience Sims Sessions; a music festival with live performances from real-life artists that takes place every in-game Sunday behind Magnolia Blossom park in Willow Creek!
The event is free for all Sims 4 players to enjoy but make sure your Sims have some simoleons saved up to buy merch, food, and other goodies when they attend!
If you’re not sure how to participate, this guide will walk you through everything about the Sims Sessions festival!
Getting Your Hands on Tickets
First and foremost, you need to update your game. You won’t be able to see or participate in any of the new content until your game is fully updated. Origin should update your game for you automatically but if it doesn’t, right-click The Sims 4 in your Game Library and select Update Game.
Once your game is all up-to-date, you’re ready to go! Start the game and either load your current save you’ve been playing in or start a new game. Sims Sessions takes place every in-game Sunday from 12pm to 12am so if it’s not Sunday in your game, you’ll have to wait a little bit to get to all the action.
TIP! If you’re really impatient and want to jump right into Sims Sessions as soon as you start playing, start a new game! New games always start at 8am on Sunday!
On Sunday morning at around 9am, you’ll get a popup notification about Sims Sessions! Every child and older Sim in the household will automatically receive a festival ticket in their inventories at this time. Click on your ticket to get some more information about the event, including the date, time, location, and the performance lineup! You can also hang it up on the wall as a keepsake!
Arriving at Sims Sessions
The Sims Sessions event is located in the peninsula behind the Magnolia Blossom park in Willow Creek. The festival takes place in the common area around the lot, not on the lot itself so don’t worry if you have altered or replaced this lot in your game. The festival will still work fine no matter what you’ve done to the lot.
If you’re not sure where the park in Willow Creek is, a musical icon will pop up on the map on the day of the event to show you exactly where to go.
I was overeager and sent my Sims to the location several hours early so they could hang out and get hyped for the festival but the event did not start at 12pm as scheduled. I had to travel to a different lot and travel back after 12pm to get the event to start so make sure you are not already at Magnolia Blossom when the event starts. Arrive just after 12pm and everything should be set up for the festival. Some other players have reported that they had to look at their tickets to get the event to start so try that as well if you are having trouble getting Sims Sessions to start at 12pm on Sunday.
Performances and Activities
The festival will begin at 12pm on Sunday. You will see a stage set up in the peninsula area behind the park, as well as tents, a market stall, public washrooms, a food vendor, and a merch vendor.
Your Sims won’t want to miss the performances so make sure you use the washroom and grab a bite to eat from the food vendor before the opening act takes the stage. If you want to dance and sing your heart out in style, make sure you pick up some limited edition t-shirts from the merch vendor! There are a total of five different shirts you can purchase; one shirt each featuring Bebe Rexha, Glass Animals, and Joy Oladokun, one Sims Sessions shirt, and one Summer of Sims shirt. Once purchased, you can use any of the tents set up on site to change into your new clothes. Purchasing the shirts permanently unlocks them for your household.
Joy Oladokun is the first act who takes the stage, performing her song “breathe again” in Simlish. When she goes on stage, all the Sims in the area will autonomously head over to the stage to watch the performance. For the best experience, we recommend listening with headphones! These really are some one-of-a-kind musical performances that you’ll want to be able to hear with perfect clarity!
There will be a short break in between performances to give your Sims a chance to use the facilities and grab a bite to eat if they need to. You can also check out the market table in between performances to see what items are being sold there. If your Sims are avid collectors, it might be worth their while. There were some rare crystals being sold at the tables when my Sims attended. You can also man the market tables yourself if you have crafts or collectibles you’re looking to sell! The festival draws a lot of Sims so you’re sure to make a good profit!
Glass Animals is the second act, performing an acoustic version of their song, “Heat Waves” in Simlish. Sims will once again gather around the stage to cheer, dance, and overall have a great time listening to some great music!
If your Sims are beginning to get tired after the second act, they can use the tents on site to catch a quick nap before the third and final act takes the stage. Or have a quick WooHoo instead. We’re not judging!
The third act is Bebe Rexha who will close the show with an acoustic version of her song “Sabotage” in Simlish. If you’ve been distracted by all the other activities throughout the festival, now’s your last chance to head over to the stage and soak up the tunes. We’ll leave it up to you to decide which of the three performances were your favourite but we have to say it’s a hard choice; they were all pretty fantastic.
Bebe’s performance marks the end of the festival but the party doesn’t have to be over if you don’t want it to be! The stage and tents will stick around for a while after the show ends so your Sims can get up on the stage and perform, themselves! That’s right; you can become the star of Sims Sessions: After Hours! Or you can climb into one of the cozy tents for a good night’s rest after all that excitement.
Come Back Next Time!
Can’t get enough of Sims Sessions? Wish you could experience it all over again? Well, you can! Don’t forget, Sims Sessions happens every Sunday at 12pm behind the Willow Creek park until July 7th. Make sure you take advantage of the limited time event and attend as many Sims Sessions as you can before it all goes away.