We’ve been holding concerts at Surly for over half a decade now with our friends at First Avenue. In that time, we’ve been asked a lot of questions, from “Where can I park?” to “Are drugs legal here?” With that in mind and with three shows in four days coming up (Lord Huron 8/12, Andrew Bird/Iron & Wine 8/13, The Decemberists 8/15) we’ll attempt to answer the most common ones below:
CAN I STILL GET TICKETS?
Lord Huron is sold out. Tickets are available for Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine and The Decemberists. There might be some availability at the door for the latter two, but we’d recommend buying in advance in case they hit capacity between the time you read this and the day of the show.
IS THIS AN ALL-AGES SHOW?
No. All three shows are 18+. No exceptions for toddlers or 17-year-olds who look 23. Please bring your ID.
WHEN DO THE GATES OPEN?
5:30pm for all three concerts. First Avenue will announce set times on their social channels the day of the show.
WHERE CAN I GO BEFORE THE SHOW?
If you’re looking for a place to pregame, Surly’s Beer Hall is the best possible option. Excellent food, 30+ beers on tap, N/A options, and plenty of room to gather if you’re meeting up with friends. Find our hours of operation here. NOTE: The Beer Hall will be open with a limited menu on Monday, August 15th from 3-7pm.
WHAT CAN I BRING INSIDE?
The most common line of questioning. The list is below. If you see something that isn’t on it, let us know and we’ll add it.
- YES: Ear plugs, bug spray, sunglasses, sealed or empty water bottles (filling station onsite), hand sanitizer/wipes, breast pumps, ponchos/rain jackets, service dogs. Small bags and backpacks are allowed but there are bag checks and metal detectors at the gate.
- NO: Chairs, pets, umbrellas, blankets, flasks, open containers, large bags & backpacks, outside food or beverages, weapons, selfie sticks, professional photography equipment.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking is already a challenge in our neighborhood. With our parking lot unavailable during concerts, it becomes even more limited. Our first recommendation, in all caps and boldface type: USE PUBLIC TRANSIT, BIKES, RIDE SHARES OR CARPOOL IF YOU CAN. We’re a couple blocks off the Green Line (Prospect Park Station) and even closer to the U of M Transitway. We have extra bike racks, Nice Ride stations, and a nearby Lyft drop off/pick up area. If driving is your only option, we provide valet service and neighboring businesses have kindly offered their parking lots for use during the show if you don’t mind a little walking. See the entire map below:
No. There is no access to the Beer Hall from Festival Field.
CASH OR CREDIT?
You can use both to get beer tickets, food, and merchandise. If you need cash, there will be ATMs available.
WHERE IS THE LOST AND FOUND?
Anything found at the show will be sent to the box office. Anything found after the show gets brought inside to the Beer Hall’s host stand.
WHAT’S AVAILABLE FOR FOOD AND DRINK AT THE CONCERT?
We have an armada of food trucks for you to enjoy once you’re in the door. Check our Events page for your concert’s lineup.
These trucks will also be your best bet for any N/A beverages.
In addition, we have an array of Surly beers for you to enjoy.
Container Bar & Box Truck:
- Grapefruit Supreme
- Logic Bomb
- +1 (cans)
Supreme Trailer & Beer Tubs:
- Key Lime
- Black Cherry
- Peach (cans)
- POG Juice (cans)
- Pina (cans)
- Paradise Punch (cans)
- Hell (cans)
- Logic Bomb (cans)
As noted above, there will also be a free water station for those looking to hydrate. It’s August. It’s going to be hot!
If you have any further questions, hit us up on our social channels and we’ll do our best to respond as soon as is humanly possible. See you at the show!
Photo credit: Darin Kamnetz