What you need to know about the March Madness Music Festival in Dallas – Dallas Morning News

It’s going to be a busy weekend in D-FW as the NCAA Final Four festivities start taking place. Crowds are expected to begin streaming  into Downtown Dallas as the NCAA March Madness Music Festival starts on Friday.

Here’s everything you need to know:



See all the set times for the weekend’s concerts.

FRIDAY: AT&T Block Party: Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, Jack Ingram, The Wild Feathers

JASON ALDEAN (8:30 p.m.)

ELI YOUNG BAND (6:30 p.m.)


ALSO FRIDAY: Jack Ingram (3:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY: Coke Zero Countdown: The Killers, Tim McGraw and LL Cool J

TIM McGRAW (2:45 p.m.)

THE KILLERS (approx. 7:30 p.m.)

ALSO SATURDAY: LL Cool J (1:30 p.m.)

SUNDAY: Capital One Jamfest: Bruce Springsteen, fun., Pat Green, The Wind and the Wave


FUN. (5:15 p.m.)

PAT GREEN (3:30 p.m.)

ALSO SUNDAY: The Wind and the Wave (2:15 p.m.)

Can’t make it to Dallas? Watch the live stream of Eli Young Band and Jason Aldean starting at 6:30 p.m. CT on April 4 at uverse.com/blockparty. Visit now to RSVP.

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See a live stream of the stage going up in Reunion Park.




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Things you need to know:

Where is Reunion Park? Reunion Park is located at the site of the old Reunion Arena in downtown Dallas. The main entrance is near Reunion Boulevard and Houston Street (near Union Station), with two other entrances off Hotel and Sports streets.

How do I get there? Officials are advising travel on DART and arriving from the east. Some streets nearby will have limited access and close-in parking may fill up early. Watch social media and message boards for alerts on when the venue is full.

Should I bring cash or credit card? Cash and credit cards will be accepted by vendors. ATMs will be available inside the event.

Do I need to purchase a wristband for entry? The event is free — first-come, first-served. No wristband or ticket is necessary.

Will re-entry be allowed throughout the weekend? Event entry will be permitted until the park’s capacity has been reached.

Do you have to be a certain age to attend? No, this event is open to all ages.

What items can be taken into the venue? See ncaa.com/musicfest for an expanded list: Prohibited items include outside food and beverages (unless for medical need); backpacks and large purses (must be 11-by-17 inches or less); video cameras or camera lenses longer than 4 inches; weapons, laser pointers, bicycles, chairs, items that obstruct view including umbrellas and beachballs or basketballs larger than a regulation basketball.

What are the food options? A variety of concessions and food trucks will be available throughout the festival grounds.

What are acceptable forms of ID for alcohol purchases? Driver’s license or government-issued ID.

When do the festival gates open and close? Friday: 3-10:30 p.m.; Saturday: noon-9 p.m.; Sunday: 2-10:30 p.m.

What’s the best time to arrive? Come early as large crowds are expected, and there is no reserved seating. Lining up will be permitted starting at 6 a.m. each day. No overnight camping allowed.

SOURCE: ncaa.com/musicfest



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