FAQs: Pops at the Post’s frequently asked questions
Question: Where is the concert?
This year, Pops at the Post will take place at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, as opposed to the old First Bank in downtown Salisbury. The concert itself will be inside of the museum’s Back Shop, one of the first buildings visitors see as they approach the grounds. The name of this year’s event is “Pops at the Post, Railway Edition.”
Question: When does the event begin?
Pops at the Post is held annually the first Saturday in June. This year, it will be held on June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
However, mini-events before the main concert are beginning at 5 p.m. The Salisbury Swing Band will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a Golf Cart Parade that will line up at 5 p.m. and begin at 5:30 p.m., and a “Little Railroaders” children’s costume competition at 6 p.m. The tailgate competition will be judged from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m.
Question: When can I arrive?
The Transportation Museum is open for business on the day of the concert. Guests are welcome to arrive early to Pops at the Post, although those that arrive before 3 p.m. will have to pay an entrance fee of $5 since the museum will be open.
Tailgaters may arrive beginning at 3 p.m.
Question: Will I have to pay admission to the transportation museum?
Guests that arrive after 3 p.m will not, although anyone that chooses to arrive before then will have to pay a $5 fee.
Question: How long does the concert last?
The concert should last about two hours, ending around 9:30 p.m.
Question: How can I follow what’s going on?
Handheld fans with the program printed on the back will be available at the Salisbury Symphony tent at the event.
Question: Are there restrooms available?
Restroom facilities will be available.
Question: Where do I park?
The Transportation Museum has two parking lots with about 400 spaces. The Plaza across the street will also have around 200 spaces available. Attendants will be present to assist guests with parking, and golf carts with drivers will also be available to shuttle guests from the parking lots to the Back Shop.
Question: Is there handicapped parking available?
Yes. Handicapped parking will be available in the lot closest to the roundhouse at the museum.
Question: Is there reserved seating available?
Yes. As in past years, there are 300 reserved seats for season ticket holders and event sponsors.
Question: When can guests set up personal chairs?
The event does have limited seating that is first come, first serve. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Since the museum will be operating on the day of the concert, guests have been asked to wait to set up personal chairs until closer to 4 p.m.
Question: Is there food available?
Food vendors will be onsite, so concert-goers can purchase food from them or bring their own picnics.
Question: Can I tailgate?
Yes! The tailgating area will be located north of the back shop in the grassy area. Tailgaters are encouraged to decorate their spaces to either the theme of railroads or patriotism. The judging for the tailgate contest will begin immediately after the Little Railroaders contest (6:30-7:30 p.m.) before the concert begins.
How do I make reservations to tailgate?
Reservations for tailgating cost $45, all of which go toward Pops at the Post. The link to make reservations is https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ pops-at-the-post-tailgating- railway-edition-tickets- 62059922900. It can also be accessed by searching “Pops at the Post” at eventbrite.com.
Question: May I bring something to cook on if I am tailgating?
Answer: This year, tailgaters can have a grill or open flame if they bring a working fire extinguisher.
Question: Is alcohol allowed?
Answer: No alcohol is permitted at the Pops at the Post event.
Question: What if someone has an emergency of some kind?
Answer: First responders and police will be on hand to ensure the event is safe and family friendly.
Question: Where can I find information on the event’s sponsors?
Answer: In addition to having the fans with programs printed on them, the Salisbury Symphony tent will also have the Pops at the Post section of the Salisbury Post, which will include information on event sponsors.
Question: Is there free Cheerwine again this year?
Answer: Yes! Look for the Cheerwine trailer.
Question: May I bring my dog on a leash?
Answer: Sorry. No pets are allowed.
Question: Where can I donate during the concert?
Answer: Thank you for supporting our event! There will be a “pass the hat” during intermission, or you may donate at the Salisbury Symphony tent by making donations out to either Pops at the Post or Salisbury Symphony. You can also donate online on the website.
By Maggie Blackwell For the Salisbury Post Maestro David Hagy has developed the symphony’s program for this year’s Pops at... read more