Editor’s note: Concert planners are watching today’s stormy weather, but said this morning that the show is still on for now, and any decision otherwise will be made at 6 p.m.
Before a pair of popular classic pop acts turn back the clock this evening for rock reminiscing, here are a few bullet points attendees need to know for the free, 36th Annual Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Labor Day Weekend Concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mill Race Park on Fifth Street in Columbus.
Local band 40 Years of College opens for the Atlanta-based Yacht Rock Revue featuring Columbus natives Nick Niespodziani and Peter Olson.
There is no rain location and no rain date for the event. Weather-related and other concert updates will be posted on the Facebook page for Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Here is what you need to know about tonight’s concert:
Stake out your lawn chair or blanket space early: Front entrance of the park on Fifth Street will be open to vehicles dropping off items such as chairs until 11 a.m.today, and then only to foot traffic afterward. But be encouraged that the big video screen positioned beside the stage is a big help to enjoying the show.
Since the show is a fundraiser: Here’s what can be purchased: $10 raffle tickets for a $10,000 prize; Hot Box Pizza; Hawaiian shaved ice; hot dogs, fish and tenderloin sandwiches; Chinese food and Boba tea; lemon shake-ups; Big JT’s barbecue.
Concert length: Music normally stops about 10 p.m. Headliner usually goes onstage about 8:45 p.m.
Limited parking for people with disabilities: At the Eighth and Lindsey street entrance to Mill Race Center and the park. Seating area for those with disabilities is marked near the front of the concert layout.
General parking: The Cummins Inc. lot across the street from the park and other downtown areas are open.
To bring and not to bring: Coolers are allowed. But no tents, canopies, large umbrellas, beach balls or pets, though actual service animals are allowed.
No smoking: That means anywhere at the park. Volunteers do indeed circulate and ask attendees to extinguish cigarettes, too.
Restrooms: Both park restrooms and portable ones will be available.