UPDATE 2: Tim just got back from Chase trying to redeem his wristbands. Tim had an order confirmation for four wristbands. The representative at Chase just asked him, “How many do you want?” Tim said, “Don’t you want to see my confirmation?” Chase rep: “Nope. Let me know how many you need and your phone number, and I’ll call you when they come in.” So there you have it. “Sold out” is a very slushy term right now in regards to the Klyde Warren super grand opening. It’s every park lover for him/her self.
UPDATE: Now it says that the tickets to the Klyde Warren opening are sold out (of course you can still cough up $200 for the reserved section). But here’s the catch, does that mean that you can no longer print out the paper RSVP/order confirmation from the site confirming that you have a ticket? Or does it mean there are no more wristbands at the participating locations? And if it is the former but not the later, what is preventing someone from printing out a dozen copies of the same RSVP and bringing them to a handful of Albertsons? There aren’t any numbers or bar codes on the RSVPs. So stay tuned, because this may get messy. It looks like opening night will offer park officials the first opportunity to test how well it can manage a crowd on the deck park.
There will be 6,000 free general admission tickets available for the opening night concert at Klyde Warren Park (the park formerly known as the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park), featuring performances by The Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. As of this morning, you can get your free tickets by following this link and clicking on the “get tickets” button on the upper right hand corner of the webpage.
Only wait, registering for tickets on the Klyde Warren site doesn’t get you tickets. It gets you a piece of paper that you need to print out and bring to participating Chase or Albertsons locations where they will give a wristband.
Also, the release below outlines some of the other (ticket-less) events planned for the weekend. And what’s this? Owen Wilson is the event’s honorary chair. Said details:
SIX THOUSAND FREE GENERAL ADMISSION WRISTBANDS TO “THE CONCERT FOR DALLAS PRESENTED BY DELOITTE” NOW AVAILABLE
Signature show of Klyde Warren Park Opening Weekend features The Polyphonic Spree and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
DALLAS (October 8, 2012) – Approximately 6,000 free general admission wristbands will be made available at 10 a.m. CST tomorrow (Oct. 9) to The Concert for Dallas Presented by Deloitte, the signature music festival highlighting the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration Presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan. The show, slated for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Klyde Warren Park, features performances by Grammy-nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Dallas indie rock icons, The Polyphonic Spree. DJ Lucy Wrubel will also perform.
The evening will culminate in a fireworks show presented by Oncor.
Wristbands serve as tickets to The Concert for Dallas. No one will be admitted without a wristband. The rest of Grand Opening weekend will be free and open to the public, and will not require wristbands.
To obtain these complimentary wristbands, go to www.klydewarrenpark.org and click on the “Get Tickets” button in the upper right hand corner. From there you will be directed to a registration page. Simply fill out the form and submit your order. Once you have completed this process, a confirmation page will be seen on screen and will be emailed to you. Simply print out this confirmation and take to participating Chase bank and Albertsons supermarket locations, while supplies last. There you will be given your wristbands.
A list of participating Chase and Albertsons locations (with addresses and phone numbers) will appear on your confirmation.
Entertainment production is sponsored by Jenny and John Kirtland and Tami Thomsen.
A limited number of reserved section passes are also available for the show. “The Concert for Dallas: Party in the Park” passes include access to a hospitality area featuring a variety of foods provided by leading area restaurants, drinks, valet parking and a membership to Friends of the Park. These packages are available for $200 each on the Park’s website, www.klydewarrenpark.org. Proceeds support Klyde Warren Park and the Klyde Warren Park Grand Opening Celebration Presented by Chase and J.P. Morgan.
Food sponsors include: Bread Winners Café & Bakery, Bandito’s Tex Mex Cantina, The Capital Grille, Dee Lincoln’s Dining Room & Bubble Bar, Katy Trail Ice House, Kelly’s at the Village, Original Cupcakery, Place at Perry’s, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and The Common Table. Beverage sponsors are Coca-Cola Refreshments, Ben E. Keith Co., Hall Wines and Republic National Distributing Co.
Other highlights of the two-day Grand Opening, which will spread across the Park’s 5.2 acres and adjacent Arts District, include a dedication ceremony, an outdoor performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and a sneak peek at the Park’s ongoing programming, a Sunday concert featuring Jimmy LaFave and Bob Schneider, and a movie night. The opening will coincide with the final weekend of Art in October, the annual celebration of the Arts District.
Film actor and Dallas native Owen Wilson serves as the event’s Honorary Chair.
Additional Grand Opening sponsors include: Fossil, Sheila and Jody Grant, Museum Tower, Texas Capital Bank, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Nancy and Randy Best, TXU Energy, Ernst & Young LLP, 2000 McKinney, Albertsons, Boardwalk Auto Group, Carlson Capital, LP, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P., McKool Smith, Bernadette Schaeffler Collection, Integrated Design Group Inc., Lambert Landscape Company, Rosewood Hotels, City of Dallas, SPACE LIGHTING OF TEXAS by Airstar, Pyrotecnico, UrNameOnIt,com, Ducky Bob’s Event Specialists, GoVision, Todd Events, DJ Lucy Wrubel, CBS Radio, CBS 11/TXA 21, KERA and KXT.
The Klyde Warren Park Opening Celebration Presented by Chase is produced by Fay + Sawers Productions.