10th annual Pops at the Post starts at 8 tonight (2014)

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 7, 2014

SALISBURY — Festivities surrounding the Salisbury Symphony’s 10th annual Pops at the Post concert start with music by the Salisbury Swing Band at 5 p.m. and tailgating competition at 7 p.m.
The free symphony concert starts at sundown, around 8 p.m.
It all happens behind the Salisbury Post, which is located at 131 W. Innes St. downtown.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and be prepared for a sports-themed concert directed by David Hagy, symphony conductor.
Bring an umbrella in case there’s a brief rain shower. The show will go on.
Here are more details below:

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 former First-Bank 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: Will anyone be selling food or drinks?
A: Yes. Vendors will be set up along the western edge of the Salisbury Post parking lot.
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: 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: Med Express and Cheerwine will be set up near the Salisbury Symphony tent in the First Bank parking lot near West Innes Street. More information about our other sponsors can be picked up at the Salisbury Symphony 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.