Alice’s Now & Zen Fest 2014: Frequently Asked Questions

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See pictures of the crowd at Alice’s Now & Zen Fest 2013 in Golden Gate Park on September 29, 2013. (Photo: Damir Zekhtser)

See pictures of the crowd at Alice’s Now & Zen Fest 2013 in Golden Gate Park on September 29, 2013. (Photo: Damir Zekhtser)

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Here’s a run-down of the most “Frequently Asked Questions” for Alice’s Now & Zen Fest!

Do I Need Tickets?
No tickets are necessary. Alice’s Now and Zen Fest is FREE!

When do the doors open?
Doors open between 10:30am and 11:00 am. Show starts at noon and ends around 5pm.

Approx. Set Times
LINDSEY STIRLING – 12:15p
AMERICAN AUTHORS – 1:05p
MATT NATHANSON – 2:10p
NEON TREES – 3:30p

All times are approximate and subject to change.

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

What Happens if the Venue Reaches Capacity?
IF 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.

Is there food and beverages sold on site?
Now and Zen has lots of food options to purchase and choose from… and we sell soft drinks, water, wine and beer. And sometimes cocktails too! Proceeds from our alcohol and beverage sales help out the park!

Is there a Lost and Found area?
If you find something like cell phones, keys, purse, etc., please turn into the Alice booth.

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 2011!

Bicycles:
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.

Security/Safety
Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all festival attendees. To ensure this, there will be on-site security provided by local police and private security companies. If you’re experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate a festival staff member, security guard, or police officer.

Medical
Rock Medicine will be on-site to help you with any type of medical problem. If you need assistance, go to the medical tent, or look for a police officer or festival staff member. Rock Medicine has been providing medical services at concerts for 35 years.

ATMs
There will be ATMs located at the festival near the front gate, which is near the food and beverage area.

What happens if it rains?
We all get wet! Alice’s Now & Zen Fest 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 and South Bay: 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 blocks 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 blocks to park entrance (on your left).
Bus Lines: MUNI Bus #21 to Stanyan & Hayes; MUNI Bus #33, #66, and #71 to Stanyan & Haight.

Now and Zen 2014 – TERMS & CONDITIONS
In order to facilitate the security, safety and comfort of all guests we may refuse entry to attendees who attempt to enter the Festival site with prohibited items.

Due to safety and capacity restrictions, once Sharon Meadow reaches capacity, we will close the gates. Alice’s Now and Zen Fest, 2014 will take place rain or shine. As a condition of entry the attendee consents to being filmed, photographed and recorded for Television, radio, webcast and other public broadcast in any medium and/or for any video or DVD as part of the audience and/or by onsite cameras and recordings for security purposes. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organizers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner shall be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched. Anyone resisting confiscation of disallowed items or disregarding these conditions will face eviction from the site. The artist and performer line-up and all billed attractions may be subject to change at any time without notice. No trading or other commercial activity by any attendee will be allowed at Alice’s Now and Zen concert without the Festival’s prior written consent.

What can’t I bring into the festival?
NO weapons of any kind or illegal substances. Sorry, no large or hard-sided coolers. Please, don’t bring long-legged lawn chairs, unless they are low profile lawn chairs that don’t exceed 6 inches. If you bring anything higher, you will be asked to strike it. As always, no glass or cans of any kind, and NO alcohol (alcohol will be sold at the festival). No soft drinks, aerosol cans, video and audio recording, flyers, signs, Frisbees, laser pointers, lawn furniture, stickers, umbrellas, wagons, carts or tents may be brought into the festival. No Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles will be allowed. No bicycles inside the festival (we have FREE bike valet service at the main gate). No illegal vending is permitted – no unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed. Any items that event organizers consider usable as weapons will be confiscated. Dogs are allowed, but remember to have your four-legged friend on a leash and bring along water and treats. No reptiles allowed. Alice @ 97.3, on-site security and police reserve the right to inspect all containers brought onto the premises.

What items are allowed into the festival?
Disposable Cameras or personal cameras with a detachable lens 2-inches or shorter are allowed. Low Profile Lawn Chairs that don’t exceed 6 inches are permitted. PLEASE don’t try and bring in chairs. In order to minimize visual obstruction, we ask that attendees keep the 6” rule in mind. Small Bags or Backpacks, blankets, Tote size Umbrellas, binoculars, Ponchos or Rain Coats, Seat Cushions, Snack or Picnic Food, Bottled Water and ice in soft-sided cooler or Camelbak are permitted. Strollers are also permitted. Alice recommends you bring a hat and sunscreen because there is not much shade in Sharon Meadow.

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