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Piedmont Park Concerts

2015 Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Present "Performance on the Promenade"

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Piedmont Park Conservancy have partnered to again present this beloved Atlanta tradition – free, live orchestral performances in Piedmont Park. Since the concerts began on June 17, 1976 with a rousing performance, led by the famed conductor Robert Shaw, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed over 100 concerts for over 100,000 audience members in Piedmont Park.

This year, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will play three concerts, scheduled for June 11, June 18 and June 25, 2015. Concerts will begin at 7:30pm.


The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Piedmont Park Conservancy are excited to once again welcome orchestral music lovers to the Park for this year’s Bank of America presents "Performance on the Promenade".

   

Sponsors and Partners

Bank of America and Merrill Lynchticketmaster

Tickets

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Present "Performance on the Promenade" is a general admission, ticketed event. All patrons, including small children, must have a ticket to gain admission.

Tickets are only available online.

Tickets for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Present "Performance on the Promenade" are not available yet. Please return on the dates listed below to secure your free tickets! Limit six per person.


Ticket availability:
Please note:
  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Spaces with a direct view of the stage are not guaranteed.
  • Tickets will not be available at the venue.
  • There will not be a box office location on site. All guests should secure their tickets prior to arriving at Piedmont Park.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Concerts are subject to weather conditions.
Concert Programming

Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 7:30pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Selections may include:

Dvořák Slavonic Dance No. 7 
Smetana “Dance of the Comedians” from Bartered Bride
Bernstein Overture to West Side Story
Dawson Negro Folk Symphony, mvmt II
Ellington/Hermann   Duke Ellington Fantasy

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 7:30pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Selections may include:
Ravel
Pavane 
Herold Zampa Overture
Stravinsky   The Firebird Suite, 1919

Thursday, June 25, 2015 – 7:30pm

Joseph Young, conductor

Selections may include:
Grieg   
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Anderson    Irish Suite, mvmt I
Arlen/Sayre    The Wizard of Oz medley
Tiomkin High Noon Symphonic Suite 
Custer A Tribute to Henry Mancini


Venue and Concert Information

  • Doors open at 6:00pm. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to claim the best seating areas.
  • Everyone attending, including small children must have a ticket to enter the concert area. Tickets are only available online. Spaces with a direct view of the stage are not guaranteed. Space is first come first served.
  • Weather events can potentially cause a cancellation to these concerts. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. The safety of both our patrons and our musicians is our number one concern.
  • Performances will take place on Piedmont’s Promenade. The Promenade is located in the northwest corner of the park, directly adjacent to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and the parking garage. For a detailed map, click here.
  • There is limited on-site parking at the SAGE Parking Facility. Event parking is not permitted in the surrounding neighborhoods. It is strongly suggested that patrons car-pool, use MARTA, walk or bike to the Park. For more information on parking and Marta, click here.
  • Patrons may bring blankets. Patrons are asked to bring small blankets to ensure as many people can fit on the lawn to enjoy the performance as possible. Chairs are also permitted and should be low back stadium seat chairs. Lawn chairs will not be permitted in the concert area.
  • Patrons may bring outside food and beverage into the concert area; however grills, glass containers and outside alcohol are not permitted. All picnic baskets, coolers, bags, and other items will be checked at the venue entrance.
  • Vendors will also be on-site for patrons to purchase food and/or beverages.
  • Pets are not permitted at this event.
  • No cameras or video recording devices are allowed in the concert area.
  • Smoking is prohibited in City of Atlanta Parks.
  • The nearest MARTA station is the Arts Center Station located just a few blocks from the Park. MARTA does provide ADA shuttles to the Park. Please contact MARTA to arrange ADA shuttles.
  • This is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly, including comfortable walking shoes.

  • ADA Information


  • There is ADA seating available. Specific seating within this area is not reserved.
  • Certified canine companions are allowed.
  • A ticket holder may be denied entry to, or removed from, the accessible seating area if he or she is not disabled.
  • ADA portable bathrooms are conveniently located near the concert area.
  • No additional seating is provided for companion. Grass seating near ADA accessible seating if ADA area is full.
  • Wheelchairs are not available.
  • MARTA is the best mode of transportation to the performance. MARTA does provide ADA shuttles to the Park. Each train has a special wheelchair space at one end of each rail car. MARTA Accessibility
  • ADA taxi drop-off should be at the SAGE Parking Facility Piedmont entrance.
  • There will be volunteers located in designated handicap area.
Getting There

Location

Performances will take place in Piedmont Park’s Promenade space. The Promenade is located in the northwest corner of the park, directly adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and the parking garage. The map below shows the event location, including the entrance, which is located on the south end of The Promenade. Please note all patrons must enter through the noted south entrance.
» Map

Parking

There is limited on-site parking at the SAGE Parking Facility. Event parking is not permitted in the surrounding neighborhoods. It is strongly suggested that patrons car-pool, use MARTA, walk or bike to the Park. For more information on parking and Marta, click here.

If you choose to drive to the park, you may find the following links to be helpful.


Park Map
Driving Directions

SAGE Parking Rates:
    Drop-off period (0 - 30 minutes) no charge
    31 - 60 minutes $2.00
    each additional 30 minutes $1.00
    Maximum daily rate $15.00

Transportation

Guests are encouraged to get to the park by using MARTA, walking or biking.

By MARTA train

The nearest MARTA station is The Arts Center, located just a few blocks from the Park.

From the North or South: Take the train to the Arts Center Station and follow the directions below.

From the East or West: Transfer free at Five Points to any northbound train to the Arts Center Station.

Arts Center Station: Exit station at Woodruff Arts Center on 15th Street and turn right on Peachtree Street. Walk to 14th Street and turn left. Continue 3 blocks until you reach 14th Street and turn left. Enter through the SAGE Parking Facility entrance on your right (approximately 15 minutes).

NOTE: Last trains depart Midtown area at 1am


By MARTA bus

Visit www.itsmarta.com for the latest schedules and routes

NOTE: MARTA encourages concert fans to walk to and from the Arts Center train stations.


There are more than 25,000 daily parking spaces at the following stations: Lindbergh, Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, North Springs, Lenox, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, Vine City, Ashby, Westlake, Hamilton E. Holmes, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, Edgewood/Candler Park, East Lake, Avondale, Kensington, Indian Creek, West End, Oakland City, Lakewood/Ft. McPherson, East Point, College Park, and Airport. Visit www.itsmarta.com for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time do the gates open?

A: Gates open at 6:00pm. There is no early admission.

Q: Is seating assigned?

A: There are no seat assignments. Come early to claim a good spot.

Q: Where do I get my ticket?

A: Tickets are available on this website, under the “Tickets” tab. Tickets are only available online. The Woodruff Arts Center box office does not have tickets.

Q: Can I pick up a ticket at the event before the concert?

A: No.  Tickets will not be available at the venue. All guests should secure their tickets prior to arriving at Piedmont Park. There will not be a box office location on site.

Q: Where in Piedmont Park will this concert take place?

A: The concerts will take place on the Promenade. The Promenade is located in the northwest corner of the park, directly adjacent to the Botanical Gardens and the parking garage. The entrance gate will be located near the 2nd level park entrance of the SAGE Parking Facility in the Greensward Promenade.

Q: Can I bring my own seat, or blanket?

A: Stadium seats, sand chairs, and blankets are permitted. Please be conscious of others when bringing larger sized blankets. We want to ensure as many of your neighbors can enjoy these free concerts as possible. Lawn chairs will not be permitted.

Q: Can I bring my own food and drink?

A: Yes, you may bring your own food and drinks to the concert. Remember, grills, glass, and alcohol are not permitted at this event. All picnic baskets, coolers, bags, and other items are subject to be checked.

Q: Is there an opening act?

A: No. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is the night’s main and only act.

Q: Is there a location for me to be dropped off at this event?

A: The drop off location will be at the SAGE Parking Facility Piedmont entrance.

Q: Is there an ADA accessible area?

A: Yes, please see the Concert Information page for details.

Q: Are there ADA shuttles running from Marta Arts Center station?

A: ADA shuttles are available upon request from MARTA. Please contact MARTA directly for shuttles.

Q: Can I bring an umbrella?

A: Because of viewing areas, umbrellas are not allowed; however ponchos are permitted.

Q: Can I bring binoculars?

A: Binoculars are acceptable.

Q: Am I allowed to bring my cell phone?

A: Cell phones are acceptable.

Q: Are pets permitted at this event?

A: Pets are not permitted at this event.