Pops at Post FAQs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pops at the Post FAQs
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. This year, Hagy recommends families stay for the first encore, as itís a surprise arrangement the children should recognize.
Please enjoy yourself during the concert, but please respect those guests who may be more focused on the music.
Q: Are there restrooms available?
A: Port-a-johns, both regular and handicapped, are available. They are in three different locations: under the drive-through canopy at First Bank, at the intersection of Church and Fisher streets, 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.
There is also a drop-off area at the First Bank lot. Drivers may enter the lot from Innes Street and exit to the right onto Jackson Street.
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 2 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 map on pages 10-11 for more information.)
A decision for the concert location will be made by Friday, June 3.
Log onto www.salisburypost.com, check Saturday’s Salisbury Post, or listen to News Radio 1490 WSTP for details.
Q: Is there food available?
A: Yes. Vendors will be set up along Fisher Street this year by 4 p.m.
Q: Can I tailgate?
A: Yes. Tailgating 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 alcohol allowed?
A: No alcohol is allowed at the Pops at the Post event.
Q: What if I have an emergency?
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 there free Cheerwine again this year?
A: Yes. Look for the Cheerwine trailer in the front corner of the First Bank parking lot.