FAQ

Tickets

How much are tickets?

All of The LOT Downtown produced concerts are free, so bring the whole family!

 

Parking

Where do we park?

There is plenty of free parking all around the The LOT Downtown. Please see our parking map below.

 

Your Visit

Can we bring kids to the concert?

Yes! All of The LOT Downtown concerts are family friendly.

What time do people start getting there?

Although it varies depending on the artist, most people start arriving about an 30 minutes before concert time. They arrive much earlier if we are having a really popular artist. The LOT Downtown is located in an open theatre, so people can come any time before concert time.

Where do we sit?

Most people bring lawn chairs and blankets to use on the lawn for the free concerts.

Are there bathrooms?

Yes. There are porta-potties with a handicap accessible option available.

Is the LOT non-smoking?

Smokers are asked to move away from The LOT to smoke. This includes e-cigarettes and vaping.

What happens if it rains on a concert night?

Texas weather is unpredictable, and we may not know if we have to cancel a concert until the very last minute. We make every effort to have a concert as planned, but if there is lightning, rain or anything that would be dangerous to our crew, the performers or our audience, or will damage our equipment, we will cancel the concert.

How do we know if a concert is cancelled?

We make every effort to communicate when a concert has been cancelled or relocated just as quickly as possible. The first place to check is all social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

 

Food & Drink

Are there concessions?

There are concessions for sale along the large sidewalk on the west entrance to The LOT. There are also restaurants within walking distant that are happy to pack up food for you to enjoy at The LOT.

 

Can we bring alcohol?

You can bring anything you would like to drink to the free concerts, as long as there are no glass containers. For concerts that require paid tickets, you cannot bring coolers or your own beverages -- this is a requirement of the TABC regulations concerning alcohol sales at paid ticketed events.

 

Miscellaneous

How many people can The LOT hold?

The lawn inside the bowl can hold around 1,900 people, but the audience can spill out into all of the areas outside of the main lawn.

 

Where does the money you collect from the audience during every concert go?

It helps us pay the expenses to put on the concerts, including paying the musical artists and the technical crew to run the lights and sound.

 

Do the bands play for free?

No. Our musical artists are paid professional artists’ fees.

 

I have sound technician experience. Can I help out at The LOT?

We hire professional sound technicians with experience, especially those who have experience with large bands and outdoor venues. Technician resumes can be submitted to our Production Manager, Louis Le Jeune, at booking@thelotdowntown.com.

 

How do I volunteer at The LOT?

Volunteering at The LOT allows you to meet people and support free music in the heart of Downtown Mansfield. To volunteer, please visit volunteer link and fill out the volunteer form. Before each concert season, volunteers are asked to sign up for which concerts they prefer to work.

 

Can The LOT be rented for a fundraiser/event/wedding?

Yes. The LOT Downtown is available for rent based on availability. Please contact Kat Orsak at kat@thelotdowntown.com.

 

Can my organization pass out fliers or set up an information table during the concerts?

We reserve that privilege for those who are our season partners or concert partners.