Guide: Lumenocity 2015

Guide: Lumenocity 2015

OVER-THE-RHINE (FOX19) - Popular light show Lumenocity returns to Washington Park on Wednesday following its success in 2013 and 2014.

Lumenocity is a concert festival experience put on by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  Performance includes the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera and May Festival on the first half of the program, and on the second half the Cincinnati Symphony performs to live 3D projection mapping, on the façade of historic Music Hall.

Tickets for all five nights are sold out, but if you are one of the lucky locals who scored ticket, here's what you need to know before you go.

Hours: A dress rehearsal will be held on Wednesday with performances starting on Thursday and ends on Sunday. The first half of the show begins at 8:30 p.m. The second half of the show will start at approximately 9:40 p.m.

Gates for the ticketed area open when the Lumenocity Village opens.

The Lumenocity Village, which does not require a ticket, will open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday at 3 p.m. The family-friendly village, located at the southern end of the park, will feature food, crafts and entertainment  from local makers and artisans. Organizers suggest bringing cash if you plan to shop the village.

Arrive early:  Capacity for this year's edition of Lumenocity has been reduced to 6,000 per night (30,000 total over four performances plus the dress rehearsal).  Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to get a prime space in the ticketed area will be first-come, first-served. Lawn chairs will not be allowed on the sidewalks or ingress/egress lanes.

With your ticket, you may enter the ticketed area upon arrival, set down your items, and then proceed to the Lumenocity Village to enjoy food, beverages and artisan crafts for purchase. Patrons will receive a wristband so that you may travel to/from the village and the ticketed area.

What can you bring in: You can bring in regular-sized lawn chairs.

You can't bring in alcohol, blankets, tarps, coolers, oversized "captain's chairs," and large picnic set-ups. Concessions and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on site. Patrons are asked to keep purses and backpacks to a minimum.

Dogs will not be allowed inside the ticketed area, but will be allowed in the dog park at the Lumenocity Village.

Parking and traffic: For a map of area parking, click here. All parking rates apply.

In order to accommodate Lumenocity, the following streets will close on Wednesday at 10 a.m, and remain closed until Monday, August 10 at 6 a.m.:

  • Fourteenth Street closed between Elm Street and Race Street
  • Elm Street- closed between Twelfth Street and Fourteenth Street (although Elm Street will be closed to through traffic, a 2-way temporary traffic pattern will be installed north of Twelfth Street to maintain access to and from the west side of the Washington Park Garage)
  • Race Street- closed between Fourteenth Street and Thirteenth Street

Motorists are advised to use Vine Street as a southbound alternate to Race Street from Liberty Street to Central Parkway.  The eastern side of the Washington Park Garage can be accessed using Thirteenth Street.

Don't have tickets? Don't worry: Although all tickets to the show have been reserved, there are still options providing a front-row view.

  • Fountain Square will have a live simulcast on Saturday
  • CET will broadcast on Saturday
  • 90.9 WGUC will have the music live on the radio Friday
  • Friday and Saturday performances will be carried live via web stream

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