LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, July 19, 2010) – Festival goers who did not purchase an onsite parking pass for this week’s HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs will have an opportunity to park their vehicles at two remote parking locations near Interstate-65 and Fern Valley Road. Additionally, complementary roundtrip shuttle service to the venue will be provided.
Only patrons who pre-purchased event reserved parking will be permitted to park onsite for Churchill Downs’ inaugural festival, which begins its three-day run Friday and continues through Sunday. A limited number of onsite parking spots remain available at Ticketmaster.com for $25 (available through Wednesday if overnighted).
Remote parking and shuttle service to Churchill Downs will be available for $10 per car (cash only) at The Ford Plant and UPS Operations Center, which are located just five miles south of Churchill Downs at Fern Valley Road (Exit 128) just west of I-65. Directional signage will be easily seen at both north and southbound onramps. Shuttle service is an approximate 10-minute bus ride.
Additionally, shuttle service will be available at two downtown locations. For $10, each patron can catch a roundtrip shuttle to Churchill Downs that will pick up and drop off at either Jefferson Street between 2nd and 3rd Street near the Kentucky International Convention Center or the Galt House Hotel at Fourth and Main streets.
There are also a limited number of parking spots available at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for $10 per car. The parking lots are an approximate half-mile walk down Central Avenue to Churchill Downs’ Gate 3 infield entrance. No shuttle service will be available (except for patrons with mobility disabilities).
Taxi service also will be available to all guests with pick-ups and drop-offs outside Gate 17. Limousines and passenger vans must pre-purchase a pass to drop off and pick up customers by calling (502) 638-3834. Additionally, enterprising neighbors typically offer parking in the neighborhood when large-scale events are held at Churchill Downs.
Louisville Metro Police Department officers and traffic guards will be present daily to monitor area traffic on Central Avenue and other nearby streets to advance ingress and egress. LMPD will control traffic signals, turn lanes and pedestrian traffic.
All parking locations, both onsite and remote, will open early at 10 a.m. daily so guests can tailgate and prepare for the day’s festivities. Shuttle service to Churchill Downs will begin at noon.
Officials are advising attendees who plan to purchase a HullabaLOU ticket on the day of the show to park at one of the remote parking locations or take a shuttle to Churchill Downs. The shuttle drop off at Churchill Downs is conveniently located near the Gate 1 box office.
HullabaLOU Music Festival box offices will open at 11 a.m. daily and admission gates will open at 1 p.m. Live music will continue on the grounds until 11 p.m.
Additional parking information, including specific details about parking for persons with mobility disabilities, can be found online at the event Web site, www.HullabaLOUfest.com.
The inaugural HullabaLOU Music Festival at Churchill Downs is designed to be an annual summer event. A wide range of 66 artists that blend the sounds of classic rock, country, adult contemporary and bluegrass will be showcased on five stages between 1 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily.
Bon Jovi (Friday, July 23), Kenny Chesney (Saturday, July 24) and Dave Matthews Band (Sunday, July 25) are the headline acts. A complete list of performers is available at www.HullabaLOUfest.com. The HullabaLOU Music Festival is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HullabaLOUfest.
General admission is $75 daily or $200 for a three-day pass (a $25 savings), which enables lawn access at all three infield stages: the Kroger Stage, Budweiser Stage and Fleur de Lis Stage and first come, first served general admission seating for the main HullabaLOU Stage. A limited number of reserved seats remain on sale at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, including select Kroger locations, or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Click here to view HullabaLOU parking map.