General Information, Rules & Prohibited Items General guidelines and what to bring & what NOT to bring to an event
Tailgating is strictly prohibited in Riverbend Music Center, Belterra Park and Coney Island parking lots. This includes, but is not limited to, drinking alcoholic beverages (in accordance to Ohio law), grilling out, and games or any other activities that may obstruct or distract traffic. Management appreciates your cooperation in helping us provide a safe environment for all patrons.
Gates open 60-90 minutes prior to showtime (unless otherwise noted.)
Parking Parking is included in the price of every ticket. Ample parking is available in all surrounding lots labeled Event Parking. Additional parking for concerts will be available at Belterra Park.
See our Directions and Parking page.
Ohio law prohibits bringing alcoholic beverages onto Riverbend Music Center property and 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.
For the comfort and enjoyment of our patrons, Riverbend Music Center has a designated Family Zone located on the West side of the Lawn. No alcohol will be permitted in this area.
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 Smoking is not permitted in the restrooms, pavilion, VIP areas, or while waiting in lines such as entry gates, concessions, merchandise, Box Office, etc. This includes tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
Dates & Times All acts, dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice.
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.
All Pavilion tickets are assigned seating. Lawn tickets are
Children 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 17 and under are admitted on the lawn free when accompanied by a paying adult.
This information is subject to change at any time without
-Beverages of any Kind
-Glass or Metal
NO golf umbrellas
of Any Kind
-Small cameras that are
able to fit in a men's
Devices of Any
Kind - Audio or Visual
-Pets (except service
patron. Must be
Cannot be frozen
Chairs (see below)
Cameras with detachable
- Glow sticks, bracelets,
necklaces or any other glow
item of any kind
Guests are 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. (see example below)