Everything You Need to Know Before You See Taylor Swift in Louisville
I know a lot of you are planning on heading to Louisville this Saturday, to see the Amazing Taylor Swift! We know that the Reputation Tour is going to be extremely entertaining. Even the opening acts are worth seeing (Charli XCX & Camila Cabello).
If you are going, there are some things you need to know:
Parking is $20 - Yikes! If you are just dropping someone off, use the bus lane on Floyd St. After the show, there will be different pick up locations, depending on
Parent Pick-up: Parents and guardians looking to pick up concert-goers will be allowed into the Platinum T lot only between 9 pm – 10 pm at a reduced rate of $10, to park and reunite with them in the waiting area after the show. No one will be permitted to wait directly outside of the stadium. Access to the Platinum T lot will be via South Floyd Street from Crittenden Drive and Park St. Anyone arriving after 10 pm will need to meet their concert goer at 3rd and Central Ave. at Jim Patterson Stadium.
Taxi pick-up location: Both Taxi 7 and Yellow Taxi will be staged in the eastbound lanes of Central Ave after the concert to allow fans to grab a taxi. Access will be via the stairwell on the south side of Central Avenue coming from Card March.
Ride-Share pick-up: Both Lyft and Uber customers looking for ride-share after the show must walk over Central Ave to 3rd Street, where they will need to meet their rides on 3rd Street in front of Jim Patterson Stadium.
Traffic Exit Plan Note: Vehicles arriving after 10 p.m. will not be allowed to enter the area around the stadium, as the traffic-exiting plan will then restrict any cars coming near the stadium.
Purse / Bag Policy: This is Very Important! Where can I get a see-thru purse?!
Bags that are clear plastic and do not exceed 12 x 6 x 12 inches
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the stadium along with one of the clear bag options.
An exception will be made for diaper and medical bags with necessary items after proper inspection at a gate.
When to Arrive:
The box office opens at 12pm, if you still need to purchase or pick up tickets. The parking lots open at 2pm. I'm guessing there will be "Taylor Tailgaters). The gates open at 5pm, and the concert starts at 7pm. Louisville is on Eastern time, so they are an hour ahead of Evansville.
If you want to make a sign, in hopes of getting Taylor's attention, go right ahead! As long as it smaller than 11X17 inches. Battery powered lights are not allowed.
What Not to bring:
It should go without saying, but leave your fireworks and drones at home. Professional cameras, including GoPros are not allowed. As fashionable as they are, fanny packs are not allowed. The list of what not to bring is actually quite long.
- Purses larger than a clutch bag
- Fanny Packs
- Cinch Bags
- Seat Cushions
- Luggage of any kind
- Computer Bags
- or any bag that does not meet the current policy
- Alcoholic Beverages
– Beach Balls
– Bottles or Other Beverage Containers
– ALL Professional Cameras including Go Pro’s
- Video Recording Equipment
– Audio Recording Equipment
– Laser Pointers
– Banners with poles
- Selfie Sticks
– Political Signage
– Ice Chests
– Unmanned Aircraft Systems
– Smoke bombs
– Illegal Drugs
– Laser Pens and Pointers
– Noise-Making Devices
– Weapons of any kind
– Pepper Spray/Mace
- Animals (exception for certified service animals)
It's going to be very hot, and since this is an outdoor venue, you'll want to drink plenty of water. And, if you're a parent, bringing your little girl, you might want to bring earplugs!