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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Blues on the Green 2015

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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

  • Event Dates: May 27, June 24, July 22, August 5
  • Rain Dates: June 3, 10, 17, July 15, 29 & Aug 12
  • Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

MESSAGING

  • On air announcements on KGSR that promote alternative transportation (parking garages, bus routes, and biking)
  • Bike share information on website promoting using bike share transportation to event
  • Heavy social media messaging about alternative transportation options
  • Temporary digital signs on Mopac to inform the public of the event and to aid in traffic flow
  • Variable message boards prior to each event (slated for eastbound Barton Springs and north/southbound Lamar)
  • “No Parking” signage along southbound frontage from Rollingwood Drive to 2244
  • Phone number for parking violations: 512-633-8507
  • Neighborhood Call In Line – 311

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION

Bus Routes
Lamar at Barton Springs
• SOUTHBOUND – Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/4070.html
• NORTHBOUND = Routes 3, 338, 803 runs until 12:30am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/781.html

Barton Springs at Zilker Park
• Route 30 Southbound/Westbound) until 10pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2160.html
• Route 30 Northbound/Eastbound until 10:45pm – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/2145.html

Veterans at Atlanta, near Austin High (Stop ID 19)
• Route 4 Eastbound, until 11:19am | Route 4 Westbound, until 12:00am – http://www.capmetro.org/gismaps/stops/1977.html

#801 MetroRapid runs every 12-20 minutes with stops at Barton Springs Station, Auditorium Shores, and South Congress

Parking Garages

  • One Texas Center – 764 vehicles
  • Palmer Events Center – 1200 vehicles (available on May 27th and July 22nd)
  • Austin High School – 600 vehicles

On Site Parking

  • Stratford holds 500-800 vehicles and Polo Fields hold 800-1000 vehicles

Bike Parking

  • 50 Bike racks – Each rack holds 15 bikes – this can accommodate 750+ bikes

APD STAFFING – 1 SUPERVISOR, 12 OFFICERS
3 Officers working along Barton Springs for traffic control and assisting with pedestrian traffic at the following locations:

  • Barton Springs/Stratford
  • Barton Springs/between William Barton and Lou Neff
  • Barton Springs/Lou Neff Crosswalk/2nd Exit at Polo Fields

2 Officers – only allow residents through the barricade

  • Shut down Lund at Robert E. Lee & Bluebonnet at Dexter

3 Officers at eastbound Barton Springs at Robert E Lee to help direct traffic along Barton Springs.

  • 5 Officers dedicated for neighborhood/ keeping traffic from parking illegally:
  • Keep vehicles from parking along the frontage roads of Mopac from Columbus to 2244
  • Keep vehicles from parking along Robert E Lee from Barton Springs to Spring Creek Drive

3 Officers (includes one supervisor) roving in Neighborhood for parking violations/towing if needed

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