FAQ

TICKETS
PARKING
YOUR VISIT
FOOD & DRINK
MISCELLANEOUS

Event Safety

What is The LOT Downtown doing to ensure the safety of their guests? 

The LOT Downtown recognizes and encourages all current COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC. We ask you to do your part by not attending any events at The LOT Downtown  if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19.

Who do I contact for more information?

We will continue to provide regular updates to our website. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at info@thelotdowntown.com.

 
 

Tickets

How much are tickets?

Through the help of our sponsors and partners, our goal is to provide as much free programming as possible to the community, so tickets are not required.  Periodically we do host additional fundraising events throughout the season to help defray those costs which may be ticketed. Also, our venue is often rented by other entities or private events ,so tickets may be required by the third-party organization. 

 
 

Parking

Where do we park?

There is plenty of free parking all around the The LOT Downtown. Please see our parking map below (or click here to  print.

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 and movies.

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 email at admin@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 the 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 admin@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.