As a part of our continuing support for the Tampa Bay community and the variety of arts it offers, Raymond James presents the award-winning Florida Orchestra in a private pops concert for Raymond James associates, advisors, their families and clients. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a casual, family-friendly evening filled with music on the football field of Raymond James Stadium.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
Tickets are required for admission, and may be requested from your Raymond James financial advisor.
Schedule of Events
|4 p.m.||Parking Lots Open||Enter parking lot 1 from West Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Find detailed directions and a map on the back of your ticket.|
|5 p.m.||Stadium Gate A Opens||Photo op will be set up near the ship – Bucs cheerleaders and mascot around until 7 p.m.|
|6 - 6:50 p.m.||Prelude Performance||Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall.|
|6:50 - 7:15 p.m.||Intermission||Refreshments will be available for purchase on the field, as well as the concession stand located by the north end zone.|
|7:30 - 9:30 p.m.||Featured Performance||The Florida Orchestra Pops Concert, conducted by Jacomo Bairos.|
Directions / Parking
4201 Dale Mabry Highway North
General parking is in Lot 1 off of Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. north of the stadium. Disabled parking is available in Lot A/3D off of Dale Mabry Highway west of the stadium in close proximity to Gate A.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at a discount at the event.
All major credit cards are accepted at all concession stands. In addition, ATMs are located on the ground level and the main concourse. For your convenience, beverage kiosks will also be on the field during the event.
Items Permitted for This Event
During Symphony Under the Stars, Raymond James Stadium personnel will enforce its security policies. All guests must have a ticket to enter the stadium. For safety and security, personal items may be inspected by stadium security prior to entering the event. Once you enter the stadium, you will not be permitted to leave and return.
Below is a list of some examples of items allowed and not allowed into the stadium for this event.
Empty water bottles, blankets, folding lawn/beach chairs, strollers, baby formula/food and cameras will be permitted.
Items Not Permitted:
Footballs, weapons, tables, chaise lounges, grills, umbrellas, camera cases, tents/pop-up sun shades, coolers, along with beverages and food purchased outside the stadium, will not be permitted into the stadium for this event. Prior to entering the gate, stadium security will ask you to return prohibited items to your vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
**Information subject to change**
Q: Who is invited to the Symphony Under the Stars?
A: The concert is open to all Raymond James home office and branch associates, their guests and valued Raymond James clients.
Q: Must I have a ticket to attend Symphony Under the Stars?
A: Yes. Because of stadium security policies, you will be required to present your tickets before entering the stadium for this event. No exceptions.
Q: How much does it cost to attend the Symphony Under the Stars?
A: Tickets and parking are free.
Q: Will the Symphony be cancelled or rescheduled if it rains?
A: The Symphony Under the Stars will go ahead as planned, even if showers are predicted the day of the concert. If severe inclement weather is experienced, the decision to continue will be made by the Florida Orchestra and Raymond James' event staff within 30 minutes of the concert. Otherwise, the show will go on due to the scheduling challenges of both The Florida Orchestra and Raymond James Stadium.
Q: Should I bring a chair?
A: The Symphony Under the Stars is similar to an Orchestra park concert, but set on the football field of Raymond James Stadium. Lawn/folding chairs or blankets are recommended if you'd like to sit on the football field. However, limited stadium seating is also available in Sections 146-150 (see seating chart).
Q: Can I bring a football into the event?
A: Footballs, balls, etc. are not permitted at the Symphony, as they become disruptive to other guests during the concert. Prior to entering the gate, stadium security will ask you to return footballs, etc. to your vehicle.
Q: Since we are unable to bring food and beverages purchased outside the stadium, will food be available for purchase during the concert?
A: Yes. The official caterer at Raymond James Stadium, Aramark, will have food available for purchase at a reduced rate of normal stadium concession food prices during the concert. Concession stands will also be selling wine and beer, and will remain open until 9 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted at all concession stands. However, ATMs are located on the ground level and on the main concourse for your convenience. In addition, catering packages are available for advance purchase of box lunches and other gourmet picnic foods.
Q: Where do we park?
A: Parking is free. Parking and gate information is printed on the ticket.
Q: Is disabled parking available?
A: Yes, disabled parking is provided in close proximity to the gate. Parking attendants will be directing traffic to the appropriate parking lots during the event. See your ticket for location - Lot A & D.
Q: Are elevators available to access the field?
A: Yes, elevators for disabled guests are available at the gate to access the field and concession stands. Look for signs directing you to the elevator bays, or Stadium staff will be able to direct you upon entering the event.
Q: Is there disabled seating at the event?
A: Disabled seating is available in all areas of the stadium. Wheelchair seating is available on the main concourse. In addition, sections of the asphalt sidewalk located along the west side of the football field will be reserved for wheelchair seating during the concert.
Q: Can I bring my pet?
A: No. Because the event will be held at Raymond James Stadium, we are required to abide by stadium policies and restrictions. Please do not bring pets to this event. Only working animals, such as guide dogs, will be permitted.
Q: Are cameras allowed?
A: Yes. However, commercial use of photographs taken in or of the stadium or the Florida Orchestra are prohibited.
Q: What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
A: There is no set dress code for this event. Dress is casual and comfortable. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. It is best to avoid wearing slender heeled shoes because you will be walking on the football field.
Q: Is smoking permitted in the Stadium?
A: Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas.
Q: May I bring in bottled water?
A: Due to stadium policies, only empty containers (water bottles or reusable containers) may be brought into the stadium. Security will require all liquids be poured out prior to bringing them into the stadium.