Blues on the Green 2019 Logo

The annual “Blues on the Green” concert series at Zilker Park is underway. This event has a significant impact upon our neighborhood, so you may want to review the information below provided by the City of Austin and plan your travel accordingly.

Additional information can be found at the Blues on the Green web site.

EVENT DATES/SCHEDULE

  • Dates: May 22, June 12, July 17, & August 7
  • Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

CONTACT LINE FOR COMPLAINTS – PARKING

  • Phone number for parking violations: 311

This event does not charge a fee for public participation.

Online Resources

PARK PERMITS:  Amplified Sound:  Amplified sound has been permitted at this event from:  6 pm – 10 pm

PARK ACCESS: In Use – no fences, no barriers, significant portion of the park reserved/impacted by the event.  Includes increased pedestrian and vehicular activity.

IMPACTS and ALTERNATIVE PARK USE AREAS:

  • Suggested Alternative Park Use Areas:  Vic Mathias Shores Middle lawn, Shores off leash area, Festival Beach
  • Due to the number of participants on site, and the nature of the activities, access to park areas, parking lots, waterway and/or docks are impacted during event hours.
  • In addition, event set up activities occur in advance such as infrastructure delivery and includes a significant amount of traffic in the park.    

STREET CLOSURES, TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING:

  • The event will significantly affect area traffic conditions and public recreational use of the park during event hours. 
  • Street closures occur nightly at approximately 9 pm to assist with safe exiting of attendees.
  • Street Closures and Impacts:  Road closures and/or lane reductions are associated with this event, and may precede actual event start times for logistical purposes. Street closure information:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.  
  • Neighborhood NO PARKING restrictions are IN EFFECT!  Signed “no parking areas” are actively enforced on event day(s).  See no parking areas at:  http://www.austintexas.gov/citystage.

ALERTS!

  • PARKING ALERT – Parking on the grass/on unauthorized park grounds is a $250 parking fine  during special events.
  • VENDING ALERT – Illegal vending/commercial activity Class C Misdemeanor minimum $200 fine.
  • Glass, Styrofoam and Smoking are prohibited in all parks.  In addition, the event organizer may restrict additional items on site.
  • For additional event information and all inquiries please visit the event website for additional information, schedule and exact timing, parking, item restrictions, registration and contact information.

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

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Blues on the Green 2018 Information

EVENT DATES

  • May 23 (rain date June 6), 8-10 PM
  • June 13 (rain date June 20), 8-10 PM
  • July 18 (rain date July 25), 8-10 PM
  • August 8 (rain date August 15), 8-10 PM

EVENT LOCATION

  • Zilker Metropolitan Park – Great Lawn. Park remains open, unfenced.

RESOURCE INFORMATION

ROAD CLOSURES

  • A safety closure is enacted at night after 9 pm on Barton Springs Road to help quickly exit patrons from the site. The safety closure opens no later than 11 pm.
  • Closure area is Barton Springs from Mopac to Sterzing.

NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL
Dedicated APD officers are patrolling and ticketing the event and surrounding area.

PARKING AND NO PARKING ZONES
Parking Restrictions ARE in effect. Planned zones are included in the following areas:

  • Zilker Neighborhood
  • Barton Hills Neighborhood

CONTACT LINE FOR COMPLAINTS – PARKING

  • Phone number for parking violations: 311

City of Austin Event Information PDF (including event information, parking map, no parking map, road closure map, contact information)

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2016 Blues on the Green information

BOTG-2016-logoHi Neighbors,

It’s that time of the year again and the Blues on the Green summer concert series is going to be starting on Wednesday May 25. There will be four shows again this year. I will include all dates/rain dates, event time, and traffic information below. See attached documents for specific event information from KGSR and three traffic maps.

Dates: May 25, June 22, July 13, August 3
(Rain Dates: June 8, June 29, July 20, August 10)

Time: 8-10pm

NEIGHBORHOOD CALL IN LINE: 311

Traffic Information:

Traffic control times are 4pm to 10pm. Police will be stationed at the intersection of Barton Springs and Robert E Lee.

Lane Closures:

Robert E Lee will be blocked off at 9pm allowing only northbound traffic to turn eastbound on to Barton Springs Rd.

One lane closure will occur at 9:30pm on Barton Springs Road.
Westbound from Sterzing , eastbound from Columbus.

Full closure of Barton Springs will most likely occur at the end of the concert at 10pm, this will be determined by the police for each event.

Drop Off Zone: Drop off zone set up on Sterzing Road

South Lot of Barton Springs Pool will have attendants at south entry way and only pool parking will be allowed.

If you have any questions please reply and I will attempt to answer them or direct you to the parks department for further help.

Take care,
David

David Poisson
BHNA President

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