Everything you need to know about Saturday’s Concert & Fireworks!

We’re just two days away from the big day! Here is some helpful information to help you prepare to celebrate with us:

Basic Information:
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Gates open at 5:30 pm, Concert at 7 pm, Fireworks at 9 pm
Morelli Baseball Field
All Ages Welcome

Will there be road closures?
Yes! Here is an interactive map of road closures, parking lots, and gate entrances.
4:30-9:30 pm: Tremont Street from Lynn Fells Parkway to Melrose Street
6:00-9:30 pm: Tremont Street from Lynn Fells Parkway to West Emerson & Lynn Fells Parkway from Vinton Street to Melrose Street

These roads will be closed to thru traffic however, parking will be allowed on all streets on a first-come, first-served basis (including the Memorial Knoll).

Where should I park?
In addition to street parking, there are parking lots open at the high school (3 lots off of Melrose Street), Memorial Knoll, Trinity Church, Roosevelt School, Melrose Library, and Robinson Funeral Home.

Is there disabled parking and seating?
Disabled parking and drop-off is available on Tremont Street by the 3rd base entrance. The accessible seating area is located behind the VIP area by third base. Persons with disabilities are admitted into the designated area on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person is allowed one guest and that guest is allowed to bring a folding chair.

What should I bring?
Blankets, folding/beach chairs, food, beverages – are all welcome. Chairs are not provided. If the ground is wet, you may want to bring a tarp or shower curtain, too. Please no canopies, tents, grilling, open flames, smoking, or bicycles in the fenced area. No pets (except for service animals) are allowed.

Where can I sit?
Guests are welcome to sit anywhere in the outfield of Morelli Field. Overflow seating will be open on the football field and bleachers, however, no food or drink is permitted on the football field.

The VIP area located in the infield is by invitation only. Please check-in with the VIP attendants for admittance into the VIP area.

What food will be available?
La Qchara, Regina Pizzeria, Big Daddy Hot Dogs, and the Cookie Monstah Truck. Food trucks and vendors will be open from 5:30-9:00 pm.

When is the Musical Instrument Petting Zoo?
Kids and adults are welcome to try the instruments of the orchestra from 5:30-6:45 pm. The Petting Zoo will be located by the food trucks and vendor area.

Will you have MSO merchandise for sale?
Yes! Visit MSO Information & Shop tables located by the food vendors. We have long and short sleeve shirts, 16 oz tumblers, and canvas tote bags available for purchase (cash, check, or credit).

What is the concert etiquette?
While this is a casual and fun concert, we ask that you respect the musicians and conductor and refrain from any noise during the performance. Parents should keep children seated with them and not allow them to run around during the concert. You’re welcome to take photos and videos (share them with us using the hashtag #mso100) – but please no flash photography.

What is the rain policy?
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to Memorial Hall at 7 pm. There is no rain-date. Please check www.mso100.org for any cancellation or weather updates.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Jessi at jessi@melrosesymphony.org. Thank you and see you on Saturday!

We are able to present this historic celebration free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors:

Melrose Bank Foundation, Premier Sponsor
Melrose Rotary Club,
Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts,
Hallmark Health Medical Associates,
Waste Management,
and The Maurer Family Foundation

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