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Your Guide to an enjoyable evening at the Blossom Music Festival

Information Centers, staffed by volunteers from Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra, are located in Smith Plaza inside the Main Gate and on the path outside the Main Gate, across from the Lawn Ticket Booth.

Please note that information posted here is for Blossom Music Festival concerts presented by The Cleveland Orchestra; other policies apply to performances presented at Blossom by Live Nation.  For information about these concerts, visit http://www.livenationvenue.com/blossom-music-center.

 

Gates & Box Office Hours

Gates to the Blossom grounds open 21/2 hours prior to concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra.

Box Office:  Sat. - Sun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
starting the weekend following Memorial Day through Labor Day,
and on concert days, 1 p.m. through intermission.

 

“Under 18s Free” Tickets

Tickets for under 18s are free with the purchase of full-priced Adult tickets. These passes can be obtained from either the Lawn Ticket Booth or the Main Box Office.  For more information about Under 18s Free,  click here

Complimentary concert activity books for young audiences can be obtained by visiting either of our Information Centers.

 

General Information

WEATHER
We regret there can be no refunds, even in the event of inclement weather, and all events are performed rain or shine. In the event of severe weather conditions, a coordinated campus-wide alert will be issued. Patrons and staff will be directed to shelters in a safe and orderly manner by our staff and loudspeaker system.

DIRECTIONS, PARKING, AND NAVIGATING BLOSSOM
Parking is free with your ticket to Festival concerts featuring The Cleveland Orchestra for subscribers or when tickets are purchased 10 days in advance of the performance. Parking in Paved Lots A, B, C, D and E requires a printed and dated hangtag. Free tram service throughout the grounds is available to all patrons for Blossom Music Festival concerts. A limited number of golf carts are also available (first-come, first-serve basis).

ACCESSIBILITY
Accessible seating locations are available across seating price levels. Uniformed staff are available to assist. Accessible sidewalk routes are noted on the venue map. ADA accessible restrooms are located throughout the Blossom Music Center grounds.

DINNING & CONCESSIONS
Blossom offers numerous food and beverage concessions, a full-service restaurant, The Tasting Room (wine, beer, etc.), picnic and catering options. For full details, reservations, and contact info, please visit our "Dining at Blossom" page.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CONCERTS AND BLOSSOM
As you enter the gates of Blossom Music Center, ushers will offer you the program guide for your evening’s concert. Blossom Music Center is considered one of the finest outdoor venues in the country.  The acoustics within the Pavilion and the sound system for Lawn guests insure that you will hear a beautiful concert.

 

Pavilion Policies & Grounds Information

For the comfort all guests, guidelines have been instituted for late seating and food/beverages in the Blossom Pavilion. Please follow posted signage for the following Pavilion seating options:

CLASSICAL CONCERTS — BLUE

  • Late seating is permitted only at designated seating breaks in the music. 
  • Bottled water only is allowed in the Pavilion.


POPS CONCERTS — PINK 

  • Late seating is permitted between pieces and during speaking from the stage.
  • Beverages and small snacks are allowed in the Pavilion.


FILM CONCERTS — ORANGE

  • Late seating is permitted throughout the performance.
  • Food and beverages are allowed in the Pavilion (no picnics).

Patrons with pavilion tickets who arrive after the start of the music will be seated in the Pavilion at the first convenient pause in the concert; please wait at the back corners of the Pavilion and our ushers will help you to your seat(s) at the break.

SEATING ON THE LAWN
Patrons on the Lawn can bring chairs; however, please keep in mind that your chair can obstruct other people’s views. Short-legged chairs make good neighbors--if you choose to bring chars with a high back, we ask that you please choose an area near the top of the hill, so others view of the stage is not impeded.

Chairs are available for a rental fee of $5 per evening. Tents or other tall structures are strictly prohibited, as are balloons and other items that block the view of the stage are not permitted on the lawn.

CAMERAS AND RECORDING
Recording, video and taking of pictures is strictly prohibited inside the Pavilion during performances.

NOISE, TEXTING, AND OTHER DISTRACTIONS          
Please turn off mobile phones, pagers, alarms, and other devices that make noise or emit light, and refrain from use during the concert. In consideration of other audience members, patrons are respectfully requested to abstain from talking and making other audible distractions that might interrupt others’ enjoyment of the performance.

SMOKING
All Blossom Music Festival events are presented in a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the grounds or in buildings once you have entered through the ticket gates. A smoking area is available outside the gates in a designated area of parking lot A.

 

Need more information?  We’re happy to help.

Information Centers, staffed by volunteers from Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra, are located in Smith Plaza inside the Main Gate and on the path outside the Main Gate, across from the Lawn Ticket Booth.

During weekday business hours, call The Cleveland Orchestra’s Severance Hall Ticket Office at 216-231-1111 or email info@clevelandorchestra.com.