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. If you choose to forgo parking on-site, you may park on-street in the surrounding neighborhoods per posted street parking regulations.

WE STRONGLY URGE THAT YOU GIVE YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME TO ENTER THE GROUNDS AND PARK BEFORE THE CONCERTS. THE PARK IS ON HIGHLAND ROAD AND IS A TWO LANE ROAD. CARPOOL, COME EARLY AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL PARK. WE HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDORS TO HELP MAKE IT A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE.

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. 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 (lawn/general admission) when accompanied by a paid adult.

ARE CARRY-INS ALLOWED?

We feature the Best of Milwaukee's food trucks to provide a wide variety of food for purchase. We also offer beer, wine, soda and water. One of the best parts about Gathering on the Green are the amazing picnics. We do allow you to bring in your own food and beverage. Please note: there are no grills allowed on the grounds.

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 SEATING 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.

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

There is no "Early Bird" set up available. We have discontinued this availability. Setup is available when the gates open.

 

ADDITIONAL HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR YOUR LAWN AREA EXPERIENCE

  • Please respect your neighbors.
  • 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.