RSVP list is full, but you can still come! Just go on the Arboretum's website and buy your ticket at the non-member price (unless you have a membership) and comment below that you will be joining us!
I apologize that this is long, but please read all the way through.
The concert starts at 7:30; but the grounds fill up fast. So to get a good spot, here is my suggestion:
Group 1 meet at 5:45 (gates open at 6:00) to go in a find the group a good spot (I like in the middle, about half way between the stage and the top of the hill, just my preference, but not a friendship breaker. Too close, it's too loud. Too far back, and you can't see or hear the band very well.).
*** If you sign up for group 1, but you're running late and not there by the time the gates open at 6:00, then wait for Group 2. ***
Group 2 meet at 6:30 to go in together and try to find Group 1 (kidding, we'll find each other).
*** In either case, allow plenty of time for parking and walking up to the main entrance. ***
It's merely a suggestion. I will be there as close to 6:30 as I can be (traffic willing).
As a reminder:
Guests are permitted to bring picnic baskets, food, coolers and beverages. Alcohol is permitted, but will not available for sale. Food trucks will also be on-site.
You may bring blankets and low backed, sand chairs (four inches from the ground) for the main concert area. All chairs with legs longer than four inches are only permitted in the back and sides of the concert lawn. This will be enforced for 2014 Concerts.
It's a good walk from the car to the concert area, if you have a way to wheel your supplies in, I highly suggest it.
Please go to the event page and comment what time you will be there and which group you'll be meeting with, Group 1 before 6:00 or Group 2 at 6:30. Please remember - Group one goes in as soon as the gates are open, no waiting on anyone. If you're late, wait for Group 2 to get there at 6:30. I will wait outside the main entrance until 6:50 or until everyone is accounted for, whichever comes first.
Meeting right outside of the main entrance seems to work well. Get parked, go to the main entrance, look for your group (Group 1 or Group 2), follow the crowd to the concert lawn, pick a great spot (or find the spot that was already picked by Group 1), spread out your picnic supplies, relax and enjoy the beautiful evening!
Remember, comment below what time you plan to be there so everyone will know when to look for you.