What to Expect

 

WHERE CAN I PARK?

Gathering on the Green provides convenient onsite parking on the east and west sides of the festival grounds. These parking lots are available to all attendees at a nominal fee per vehicle. Parking passes are available for purchase in advance and on the day of the event at the park entrances. We strongly suggest that you purchase your parking passes in advance for easier entrance into the park on the day of the event. If you choose to forgo parking on-site, you may park on-street in the surrounding neighborhoods per posted street parking regulations.

Preferred and Handicapped Parking is available at the east entrance of the park. General Parking is available on the west entrance of the park. The South Sponsor Village parking is accessible via the east entrance and is on the south end once you enter the park. Please see the park map here.

IS THE FESTIVAL HANDICAPPED-FRIENDLY?

We are proud to provide handicapped parking at the East entrance. We also supply handicapped transport via golf cart "taxi" throughout the entire park. Special handicapped seating areas are also available. If you need help within or outside of the festival grounds, please speak with one of our volunteers and we would be happy to assist you.

IS THE CONCERT FAMILY FRIENDLY?

Absolutely! Kids love to get up and dance along with the music. In fact, children 12 and under are always free (general admission) when accompanied by a paid adult. We also provide children-specific and family activities before and during the concerts.

ARE CARRY-INS ALLOWED?

Yes, absolutely. One of the best parts about Gathering on the Green are the amazing picnics. (Note: no grills allowed.) However, if you are not interested in hauling around a cooler, our restaurant vendors provide not only a wide variety of food for purchase, but also beer, wine, soda and water.

CAN MY DOG COME?

Unfortunately, no. Your furry little friend will have to stay home for this event.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE PARK?

By local ordinance, no smoking is allowed in the park.

CAN I BRING MY OWN LAWN CHAIR?

Yes. Small lawn chairs are allowed in the lawn seating section behind the "ridge," which is indicated by signs and is roped off to designate its boundaries. We do not provide lawn chairs. You can take a look at the park map here.

WHAT KIND OF CHAIR IS PROVIDED IN THE RESERVED SECTIONS?

Our reserved seating sections provide "luxurious" white plastic lawn chairs with arm rests as well as folding chairs.

ARE THERE FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS?

As mentioned above we are pleased to offer many food and beverage options on-site at very reasonable prices. The festival grounds menus will be posted upon availability.

IS THERE AN ATM?

Yes. It is located in the food and beverage area.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

In the case of the dreaded R word (rain)...the show will go on as planned. In the event of severe weather we will get as much of the show in as possible or cancel. (You may want to bring your rain gear just in case!) There are no refunds available for tickets even for a rain event.

EARLY BIRD LAWN SETUP - FRIDAY

If you include a donation of $35 or more to Gathering on the Green with your ticket purchase, you may gain access to our Early Bird lawn setup entry on Friday between 8:30am-9:00am. Early Bird lawn setup is available for the general public with no donation requirement beginning at 9:00am on Friday. All setup must be done by 11:00am when the park closes to the public. We ask that you be respectful of the limited lawn space and your neighbors by keeping your space to about 3' x 3' per person and following the guidelines below regarding what can go into your area.

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ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR LAWN AREA EXPERIENCE

  • Please respect your neighbors.
  • Please adhere to the Early Bird Lawn set-up times.
  • Use only the amount of space that you need.
  • Any tie-down stakes must not rise above ground level.
  • Chairs may not be tied together.
  • Blanket areas may have very low beach chairs (legs 6” high).
  • Only a small table may be used in your space.