Frequently asked questions about Pops at the Post

  • Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 9:09 p.m.
A view of the crowd at the Pops at the Post. Photo by Andy Mooney, Salisbury Post.
A view of the crowd at the Pops at the Post. Photo by Andy Mooney, Salisbury Post.

Question: How long is the concert?

Answer: Pops at the Post is typically a two-hour concert, with a 15-minute intermission.


There are two planned encores, but families with young children may feel free to leave at any time.

Please enjoy yourself during the concert, but please respect those guests who may be more focused on the music.

Q: How can I follow what’s going on?

A: You can get a handheld fan with the program printed on the back at the Salisbury Symphony’s tent in the FirstBank parking lot.

Q: Are restrooms available?

A: Yes. Port-a-johns, both regular and handicapped, are available. They are in two locations: under the drive-through canopy at First Bank and along Fisher Street at the Post employee parking lot.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Ample parking is available throughout the downtown area.

Q: Is handicapped parking available?

A: Yes. There is limited handicapped parking in the Post courtyard.

Q: Is reserved seating available?

A: Yes. There are 400 reserved seats available, according to Linda Jones, executive director of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.

These are for event sponsors, symphony season ticket holders and disabled concert-goers.

The balance of the vouchers for reserved chairs will be available beginning at noon at the symphony tent in the First Bank lot.

Chairs will be available beginning at 4 p.m. Unclaimed seats will be released to anyone who would like them at 7:30 p.m.

Q: What if it rains?

A: There is a contingency plan in place to hold the concert at Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus. Shuttle service will be available there as well. (See page 11F for more information.)

A decision for the concert location will be made by Friday.

Log onto www.salisburypost.com, check Saturday’s Salisbury Post, or listen to News Radio 1490 WSTP for details.

Q: Will anyone be selling food or drinks?

A: Yes. Vendors will be set up along Fisher Street this year by 4 p.m.

Q: May I tailgate?

A: Yes. Tailgate parking will open at 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis in the Post employee and First Bank parking lots. The lots will close by 7 p.m. or as soon as they are full.

Q: Is there a way to reserve a tailgating spot so I don’t have to park so early?

A: Yes. Spaces can be reserved with a $50 donation to Pops at the Post. Choose your spot on the event map on Page 10F and contact Phillip Winters at the Post, 704-797-4205 or pwinters@salisburypost.com.

Spaces are limited.



Q: What if someone has an emergency of some kind?

A: Personnel from the City of Salisbury Fire Department will be on standby, and an EMS tent will be set up in front of the library in the Post employee parking lot.

Officers with the city of Salisbury Police Department will be walking through the crowd throughout the evening, offering their assistance.

Q: Where can I find more information on the event’s sponsors?

A: Be sure to visit our sponsors, who will have tents set up in the First Bank parking lot. Sponsors slated to attend include Food Lion and Rowan Regional Medical Center.

The Salisbury Symphony will also have a tent.

Q: Is alcohol allowed?

A: No alcohol is allowed at the Pops at the Post event.

Q: May I bring my dog on a leash?

A: No. No pets are allowed.



Q: Is there free Cheerwine again this year?

A: Yes. Look for the Cheerwine trailer in the front corner of the First Bank parking lot.

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