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General guidelines and what to bring & what NOT to bring to an event
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Tailgating is never allowed on Riverbend's property or the surrounding lots. This includes drinking alcoholic beverages, which is not permitted under Ohio law. It also includes grilling out, which creates a safety concern and disrupts foot and auto traffic flow. Additionally, games or any other activities that may obstruct or distract traffic are prohibited. Management appreciates your cooperation.
Gates Open
Gates open 60-90 minutes prior to showtime (unless otherwise noted.)
Ample parking is available in all surrounding lots labeled event parking. Parking cost is included in the price of the ticket. See our Directions and Parking page.
Alcoholic Beverages
Ohio law prohibits bringing alcoholic beverages onto Riverbend's property or the surrounding lots. A wide array of food and beverages are available at concession stands. Alcoholic beverages are sold up to 30 minutes prior to the end of concerts.
Beginning May 31, 2012 Riverbend Music Center will have a designated Lawn Family Zone clearly marked and located on the West side of the lawn, No alcohol will be permitted in this area.
Underage Drinking
Underage drinking will not be tolerated at Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion or in any parking areas located around the venues. Anyone under the legal age of 21 drinking, or in the possession of alcohol, will be subject to citation and/or arrest and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. In addition, Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who is visibly intoxicated.
Smoking is not permitted in the restrooms, pavilion, VIP areas, or while waiting in lines such as entry gates, concessions, merchandise, Box Office, etc.
Acts, Dates & Times
All acts, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.
Inclement Weather
All performances go on rain or shine, and no refunds or exchanges will be issued in the event of rain. All Pavilion seats are under cover. The Lawn is not.
Assigned Seating
All Pavilion tickets are assigned seating. Lawn tickets are not.
For all Contemporary Events, children under 5 are admitted free on the lawn when accompanied by a paying adult.
For all CSO and CPO concerts, children 12 and under are admitted on the lawn free when accompanied by a paying adult.
This information is subject to change at any time without notice.
Acceptable Items Restricted Items
-Blankets -Binoculars
-Alcohol -Backpacks
-Seat Cushions -Strollers -Beverages of any Kind -Fireworks
-Food -Rain Jackets/Ponchos -Glass or Metal Containers -Laser Pointers
-Sunscreen -Small umbrellas.
  NO golf umbrellas
-Weapons of Any Kind -Wrenches / Pliers
-SMALL Soft-Side
-Small cameras that are
  able to fit in a men's
  shirt pocket.
-Recording Devices of Any
  Kind - Audio or Visual
-Pets (except service
-Bottled Water-one per
  patron. Must be
  factory sealed.
  Cannot be frozen
-Lawn Chairs (see below) -Professional cameras.
  Cameras with detachable
-Aerosol Spray Cans
    - Glow sticks, bracelets,
  necklaces or any other glow
  item of any kind

Riverbend Music Center offers free lawn chair rentals for most shows, while supplies last. Please visit the tent on the West side of the lawn to rent a lawn chair. Lawn chairs must be left on the lawn or returned before leaving the venue.
Guests are also welcome to bring personal lawn chairs into the amphitheater for most shows. To ensure clear sightlines for all our guests, only low "beach style" lawn chairs with a seat no higher than 9" off the ground are permitted.

Sample Lawn Chair
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