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 11, 2013
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||The Gulf Coast Youth Choir and the Arts Conservatory for Teens.|
|6:50 - 7:30 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 Steven Byess.|
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
Q: Who is invited to the Symphony Under the Stars?
A: The Raymond James Symphony Under the Stars is a private concert held for Raymond James associates, financial advisors and valued Raymond James clients.
Q: Must I have a ticket to attend Symphony Under the Stars?
A: Yes, tickets are required. Because of stadium security policies, you will be REQUIRED to present your tickets before entering the stadium for this event. No exceptions. If you are a client of Raymond James, tickets may be obtained from your financial advisor.
Q: How much does it cost to attend the Symphony Under the Stars?
A: Tickets and parking are free.
Q: Will the Symphony be canceled or rescheduled if it rains?
A: The Symphony Under the Stars will proceed 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: What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
A: Dress is casual and comfortable. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Because you will be walking on the football field of Raymond James Stadium, it is best to avoid wearing slender heeled shoes. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times.
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: Are cameras allowed?
A: Yes; however, commercial use of photographs taken in or of the stadium, and of the Florida Orchestra are prohibited.
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 the concert at a discount off of normal stadium concession food prices. 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.
Q: Where can we park?
A: 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. All Symphony Under the Stars guests should enter the stadium through Gate A.
Q: Is disabled parking available?
A: Yes, disabled parking is provided in close proximity to Gate A in Lot A. Guests should enter parking lot A/3D off of Dale Mabry Highway west of the stadium. Parking attendants will be directing traffic to the appropriate parking lots during the event. (Click here for stadium parking map)
Q: Are elevators available to access the field?
A: Yes, elevators for disabled guests are available at Gate A 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 near the Cove and concession stands. 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 assistive working animals, such as guide dogs, will be permitted.
Q: Will ATMs be available?
A: Automated teller machines are located throughout the facility. ATMs are located on the ground level and two on the main concourse. However, concession stands accept all major credit cards.
Q: Is smoking permitted in the stadium?
A: Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas. We thank you for your cooperation.
Q: Will there be first aid available?
A: First aid stations are located near Service Level Gate C.