Now & Zen: Frequently Asked Questions

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Photo by Steve Wyrostok

Here’s a run down of the most “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding Alice’s Now & Zen Festival.

Do I Need Tickets?
No tickets are necessary. Just show up for the show.

When do the doors open?
Doors open @ 11:00 am. Show starts at noon. Ends around 5pm.

Approx. Set Times
Ryan Star 12:00p
Five For Fighting 12:35p
Natasha Bedingfield 1:25p
Plain White T’s 2:40p
Sara Bareilles 3:45p

Is there an age restriction?
No. Now & Zen is an all ages event.

What Happens if the Venue Reaches Capacity?
IF, by some chance we reach capacity in Sharon Meadow, we will close gates and allow people in as people leave. We don’t anticipate this happening, but we are mindful of safety and comfort for all concert goers.

What can’t I bring into the festival?
Please, don’t bring lawn chairs, unless they are low profile lawn chairs that don’t exceed 6 inches. As always, no glass, cans, glass bottles, alcohol, video and audio recording, flyers or signs, frisbees, laser pointers, lawn furniture, stickers, umbrellas, wagons, carts or tents may be brought into the festival area. Any items that event organizers consider usable as weapons will be confiscated. Dogs are allowed, but remember to have your 4our-legged friend on a leash and bring along water and treats. Sorry no reptiles allowed.

Items allowed
Disposable Cameras or Digital Cameras, Low Profile Lawn Chairs. In order to minimize visual obstruction, we ask that the seat height for chairs not excede 6 inches, Small Bags or Backpacks, blankets, Tote size Umbrellas, Ponchos or Rain Coats, Seat Cushions, Snack or Picnic Food, Bottled Water. Strollers are permitted. Alice recommends you bring a hat and sunscreen because there is not much shade in Sharon Meadow.

ADA Information
ADA Information:

Alice Radio’s Now and Zen Festival is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and with other disabilities. Parking for the event will be located on Bowling Green Drive off of Lincoln Way, near the tennis courts before John F. Kennedy. There will be reserved parking spots with handicap accessibility and a designated entrance into the event from the parking lot. A security guard will be stationed near the area to direct you into the event. Just adjacent to the path, in the northwest corner of Sharon Meadow will be a platform made available only to disabled persons and their friends and families. Wheelchair accessible portable restrooms will be available at both the Kezar Drive and John F. Kennedy Drive entrances and also directly behind the designated handicapped seating area for your convenience. If you have any questions regarding this area while attending the festival there will be knowledgeable security guards available to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at Alice’s Now & Zen 2010!

Bikes:
Ride your bike and have it valet parked. It’s free (cause we think you should be rewarded for cycling to the park) and located at the main entrance. Bike Valet provided by SF Bike Coalition

What happens if it rains?
We all get wet ! Now & Zen will take place rain or shine.

How do I get to Sharon Meadow?
Sharon Meadow is located across from McLaren Lodge at the corner of Kezar and JFK Drives, one block off Stanyan. Due to the limited parking at the park, Alice recommends you use public transport.

Driving Directions:
From East Bay: From the Bay Bridge (westbound, Hwy. 80), take Hwy. 101 North (Golden Gate Bridge). Take the Ninth Street exit and follow the detour signs to Fell Street. Take Fell Street to the Park (where Fell crosses Stanyan Street and becomes John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive).

From Marin County: From the Golden Gate Bridge (southbound, Hwy. 1), take the Golden Gate Park/19th Avenue exit. Eventually, this will become Park Presidio Blvd. Follow the signs to Golden Gate Park (if you don’t, you will end up on a road going through the Park; you will not be able to get off this road to get into the Park).

From the Peninsula: Take Hwy. 101 north towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Fell/Laguna Street exit; continue straight coming off the exit and this will put you onto Fell Street. Take Fell Street to the Park (where Fell crosses Stanyan Street and becomes John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive).

Parking:
Available at St. Mary’s Hospital (Off Fell St.) and at UCSF (Irving & Arguello), 3 blocks from Sharon Meadow.

Public Transportation:
From Bart: From the Embarcadero Station – Take San Francisco Muni Route N Judah. Get off at Carl St. & Stanyan St. stop. Walk north a few block to park entrance (on your left).

From Caltrain Station (4th & King): Take San Francisco Muni Route N Judah. Get off at Carl St. & Stanyan St. stop. Walk north a few block to park entrance (on your left).

Bus Lines: MUNI Bus #21 to Stanyan & Hayes; MUNI Bus #7, #33, #66, and #71 to Stanyan & Haight

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Comments

One Comment

  1. sheila says:

    can you tell me how i get tickets for now and zen???im not seeing a link…i know its a free show,but do i just show up on the day??????i think i need tickets,yes???
    🙂

    1. Webmaster says:

      Just show up. No tickets are needed.

    2. Tara says:

      That’s exactly what i wanted to know!

    3. Gracie says:

      no there are NO tickets or money involved in this concert!

  2. natalie says:

    is there a certain age requirement??

    1. Webmaster says:

      Now & Zen is an all ages event

  3. Alice says:

    I am kind of embarassed to ask this question, but I have never been to an outdoor concert without reserved seating. From your picture is looks like a sea of people. Do you stand for five hours if you don’t bring a six inch lawn chair? How do you get out of the crowd if you need to leave? I would love to experience the concert, but I am a little afriad of being stuck and not being able to move for the duration of the concert. Thank you.

    1. Webmaster says:

      By the time the headliner is on it gets pretty packed up front with standing room only. There are paths set up and generally plenty of space to sit and still enjoy the concert.

  4. christina says:

    2 really quick questions
    1) is there only one entrance for the show or is there a place to enter near the parking lot/ playground?
    2) what time is each artist coming on? I realize that this is an estimation.

    1. Webmaster says:

      1) There is only one entrance to the show (on the Kesar side of the meadow).
      2) Approx. set times are listed above.

  5. Jenny says:

    Is the schedule of when/time artists are performing posted?

    1. Webmaster says:

      The approx. schedule is posted above.

  6. Christi says:

    Is there a music line up with schedule?

    1. Webmaster says:

      Approx. set times are posted above.

  7. Gracie says:

    WOW!!! Cool!!! thanks Radio Alice, can’t wait for this FREE and EXCITING show!!! Do you switch off the singers every year? Does this show happen every year? By the way, is ” Alice” real? Thanks for putting on this show and answering all the questions!!!

  8. Melody rocks! says:

    cant wait to see the concert! luv ya alice, Sara , and Vinny!!!!

    1. HIlary!!!!!!!!! says:

      This all what I wanted to know! thanks so much!

  9. Jake Morris says:

    What time do you start pouring the free beer? A friend who went last year said you served many types of premium beers. I just want to make sure I get there before the free beer runs out!

    1. Webmaster says:

      We do not have free beer. There is beer, wine, and cocktails available all day.

  10. Corinne says:

    Is there a limit of how many people can come in? Let’s say I get there at 2:30 are there going to burly security guards telling me your at capacity and I need to leave?

    1. Webmaster says:

      IF, by some chance we reach capacity in Sharon Meadow, we will close gates and allow people in as people leave. We don’t anticipate this happening, but we are mindful of safety and comfort for all concert goers.

  11. Susie says:

    Will there be mobile food trucks at this event? Is there an area for them to park? Are any participating? Thanks!

  12. Karina says:

    l have quiestions in regards the parking, how does it go? Do l have to pay for it or is there a place where free parkin is available, please let me know thank you! 🙂

    1. Webmaster says:

      There is street parking throughout the park and St Mary;s Hospital and UCSF have parking (some free some $)

  13. Areta says:

    I have a disabled child. I want to bring the whole family. There are 6 of us. Is there any limit on the number of people who can sit with her in the designated area?

    1. Webmaster says:

      It really depends on how many people need the ADA area. Generally we limit it to 1 plus an attendent.

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