"How much do tickets
There is no admission fee for Summer Arts Festival events. Tickets
are not required (except for
reserved orchestra-pit seating*).
We ask that you "pay
what you can" when we "pass the hat" at intermission. Your donations
during intermission help us continue to present our Festival programs
"Do we bring our own
There is no fixed
seating for outdoor events. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.
Chairs may be placed in Veteran's Park on the day of an event
beginning at 6 AM, and must be removed at the conclusion of each
performance. Seating areas are not covered and lawn seating may
become wet. (Note: The Summer Arts Festival is not responsible for lost,
misplaced, or damaged chairs and blankets.)
Limited bleacher seating is available (first-come, first-served) on the
south side of Cliff Park Road at the rear of the Amphitheater.
A limited number of
Rent-A-Chairs are available nightly beginning at 7:00 PM at the
Welcome Center, located on the west side of the Amphitheater, for $10 ($5 is
refunded when chair is returned.)
"Is reserved seating available?"
A limited number of reserved orchestra-pit seats are available for
most performances. Pit seat tickets are $10 each,
available first-come, first-served, by calling 937-324-2712. Remaining
available orchestra pit seats may be purchased nightly at the Festival Welcome Center.
(The Welcome Center opens at 7:00 PM on Festival evenings.)
A limited number of loft
seats (located above the Control Booth at the rear of the
Amphitheater) are available for most
performances. Loft tickets are $15 each, available first-come,
first-served at 937-324-2712. Remaining available loft seats may
be purchased nightly at the Festival Welcome Center. (The Welcome Center opens at 7:00 PM on Festival evenings.)
Pit Seats and Loft Seats go on sale Monday, June 3, 2013.
(Please note that orchestra pit seating and loft seating is limited; all seating
is based on availability and may not be available at all performances.)
the shows still go on when it rains?"
All Summer Arts Festival events at the Turner Pavilion in Veteran's Park are held
rain or shine. Events are NOT moved indoors.
Events may be interrupted
or delayed due to inclement weather. Festival staff and crew make every
attempt to present performances when inclement weather is predicted.
When summer storms are severe, or danger is presented to the audience and
performers, performances may be cancelled.
Cancelled performances cannot be
Programs and artists are subject to change without notice.
Veteran's Park at 937-324-1554 for information.
"I'm coming from out of town. How do I get
to the Festival?"
Click here for directions to the
Summer Arts Festival; those using GPS may enter "250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, OH 45504" as your destination.
"Do you sell food? Drinks?"
Our expanded menu of dinner items, sandwiches, snacks and beverages
on sale nightly at our concession stands, conveniently located to the east and west of the
Grand Lawn on the Jesse and Caryl Philips Terrace (east) and the Landess Family
Terrace (west). Beer and/or wine is also on sale at selected appropriate
"Can I bring beer and/or wine and/or
alcohol to the
Under Ohio law, consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Festival is restricted only to
the beverages sold under state license at the Festival concession areas. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into Veteran's Park or to the Festival.
"Where do I park?"
GENERAL Parking: General public parking
is available, non-reserved, first-come, first-served, in the
lighted Veterans Park lot west of the Grand Lawn and stage. Parking is
also at the Springfield Museum of Art, the Kissell Center, Wittenberg, and Covenant Presbyterian Church. For patron safety, Cliff Park Road is
closed to through-traffic from 6 PM to close of show (or 90 minutes prior
to afternoon events.)
HANDICAPPED Parking: Limited parking for vehicles with
handicapped tags permitted east of the Grand Lawn along Cliff Park Road beyond the first barricade. Use Fountain Avenue
GROUP TRANSPORT VEHICLE Parking: Limited parking for group transport vehicles permitted
west of the Grand Lawn along Cliff Park Road beyond the
first barricade. Use Plum Street entrance only.
SENIOR (passenger vehicles) Parking:
Limited parking for seniors in personal vehicles permitted west
of the Grand Lawn along Cliff Park Road beyond the first
barricade. Use Plum Street entrance only.
"What accessibility services are available?"
(American Sign Language) interpretation
is provided at the following events
of The Springfield Foundation:
OF OZ - Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM
CIRQUE ZUMA ZUMA - Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM
FOOTLOOSE - THE MUSICAL - Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00 PM
ASL signing may be
requested for other events.
A one week notice is required;
ASL coordinator: Barbara Dunaway
description may be provided by request; one week notice
The Turner Pavilion
in Veteran's Park
is wheelchair accessible; hard-surface pathways connect all
areas of the Pavilion. A limited number of hard-surface wheelchair
seating areas is available first-come, first-served.
I take photos and video of Festival performances?"
Sorry, but by contract with
our performers, no photography, video, or recording of performances is permitted in
available at Veteran's Park?"
Public restrooms, which
include infant changing stations, are located on the Festival Plaza East and
Festival Plaza West, next to
our concession stands. All plaza restrooms are
"What if I lose my
keys/ phone/ wallet at Veteran's Park?"
Lost and found
items may be dropped off or picked up at the Festival Welcome Center
located on the Festival Plaza West. The
Summer Arts Festival management is not responsible for lost or stolen
items or items left unclaimed after events.
"This is an
outdoor Festival. May I smoke?"
Smoking is not
permitted in the seating areas of Veteran's Park. For the safety and
comfort of all guests, smoking is restricted
to the road areas beyond the east and west road barricades.
"I've noticed the
ENGRAVED BRICKS on the terraces at Veteran's Park. How do I order an
Engraved bricks are
available for sale at any time, and may be ordered using this
brick downloadable ORDER FORM.
"I love the
Festival! How can I help support these free performances?"
In addition to
donating at the performance when we "pass the hat" at intermission, you
may also make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Summer Arts
Send your contributions to:
The Springfield Arts Council
PO Box 745
Springfield, Ohio 45501
Download a printable donation form here.
for VENUE SPECIFICATIONS
for The Turner Pavilion in Veteran's Park.
The Summer Arts
Festival welcomes all individuals and families regardless of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin or disability.
Note: Disruptive patrons may be asked to leave the premises.
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