Insider Tips for #CIP2015

Shea GuntherMaher

From where to park to what’s on the bar menu, we’ve got everything you need to know about Friday night Concerts in the Park. Let summer begin!

Downtown_002Park yo’ car, park yo’ bike

Whether you’re commuting by car or rolling in on your bike, getting downtown is easy as pie.

For you 4-wheelers, the closest public garages are City Hall Garage, Park Tower Garage, Capitol Garage – $5 after 5pm. Parking on the street is just as easy with new smart parking meters accepting credit cards and coins – FREE after 6pm. Check out the Parkmobile and BestParking apps to find the best spots.

For you 2-wheel transporters, just ride up to the corner of J and 9th to park your cruiser at the SABA bike corral presented by Kaiser – free of charge.

Bring those bills…and your shirt

Cash is best. Although some vendors may accept credit cards, we strongly encourage you to bring the greens to keep the lines moving faster. And, although it’s hot out, please dress appropriately for this family friendly venue. No shirt, no shoes = no entrance.

www.nicholaswray.comTokens, Tokens, Tokens for Days

No, there aren’t any slot machines or arcade games at CIP. These colored coins are your beer money. Just purchase some beer tokens (preferably with cash) at the cashier tent before heading over to the Bud Light beer garden for a cold one. Feel free to stock up, your tokens are good for daaaaays (through July 24).


Come Thirsty

There’ll be no shortage of refreshing sippers on hand. Here’s an exclusive preview of our bar menu:

Premium Beers


Specialty Drinks


Michael David Wine


Domestic Beers




7 Deadly Zins


Upheaval IPA



Bud Light

Widmer Hefeweizen

Mixxtail Firewalker

Mixxtail Hurricane

Come Hungry

There’ll be a variety of vendors and food trucks offering tasty bites throughout the evening. Some favorites include: Krush Burger, Bacon Mania, Azteca Street Tacos, Annie’s SnoBiz, Drewski’s and Fuzion Eats. Good luck deciding what to munch on!

Sarah Maren PhotographersIt’s not over ‘til it’s over

Just cuz the concert’s over, doesn’t mean the night is! Keep the energy up and head to our participating CIP After Party locations. Just flash your #CIP2015 wristband at places like Blackbird or Republic Bar & Grill to receive special drink discounts.

Don’t be a loser, call an Uber

Don’t drink and drive. Just call up Uber or a cab to get home safe, your mama and all the sober drivers thank you!

Check out official CIP Rules for more info.