Pro Tips for Newbs – Attending the Woodstock Summer Concert Series

For those of you gearing up to attend your first Woodstock Concert Series, this is the guide for you. Brought to Cherokee County communities by Northside Cherokee Hospital and Carriage Kia of Woodstock, the Summer Concert Series is the highlight of summer. But you have to know ‘the ropes if you’re going to rock like a pro. This guide offers pro tips so you can have the best time ever. This article was sponsored by Carriage Kia of Woodstock, all opinions are my own. They are my local Kia dealership and where I purchased my vehicle. 

 

Woodstock Summer Concert

Just look at this insane crowd!

 

Things to Know About Attending the Woodstock Summer Concert Series

 

Held one weekend a month from June – September, the free outdoor concert brings up to 10k residents to the newly built Northside Cherokee Amphitheater in Downtown Woodstock, GA. The four events feature local business handing out swag, face painting, bouncy houses, food trucks, local craft beer and live performances popular bands like Everclear. For anyone and everyone in town, it’s a family-friendly event and it’s loads of fun. Here’s what you need to know.

 

Bring Blankets and Chairs

 

There is a massive lawn in front of the stage where most of the crowd sets up shop. Think beach style. If you don’t have a chair or blanket to sit on, it’s grass for you.

 

Bring a Cooler

 

It’s smart to bring a cooler with your own drinks and snacks. There are food trucks and adult beverages, but that can add up if you have a big family. Plus, you’re going to be there a few hours. Remember, no glass and be kind to the planet by avoiding plastic straws and styrofoam. Check out these reusable straws here.

 

Bring Sunglasses and Sunscreen

 

Even though the concert series is an evening show, the sun doesn’t set entirely until 8:00ish, so you’re going to want to protect your skin and sport your sunglasses.

 

Arrive Early to Find Parking

 

I have never paid for parking to attend this event. If you get there about an hour early, you should have zero problems finding parking. The concert series website does offer more information on parking, but I say, get in early and get out early. We park our 2019 Kia Sportage EX right across from the venue and it takes us maybe three minutes to get into the park.

 

Bring Cool Glow Things

 

Kids love having glow necklaces and bracelets when they are outside at night. You can get these at your local Dollar Tree and show them a good time for a few small bucks.

 

You Don’t Have to Use the Port-O-Letts

 

There are actual real bathrooms behind the stage. I’m not a fan of port-o-potties, in fact, I despise them. Don’t feel like you have to take your kids in there, there are normal bathrooms for the win.

 

Get to Downtown Woodstock Early and Stay Late

 

Downtown Woodstock is a charming little southern district. There are plenty of places to eat and boutique shops to enjoy during the day before you settle in for the concert. And after the concert is over, you can keep the night alive in any of the local bars/restaurants that have live music. One of my favorite spots is Rootstock & Vine where they serve tapas and wine and have a beautiful rooftop bar.

 

Behave Yourself

 

One of the most important and attractive features of attending the Woodstock Summer Concert Series is having communities come together to enjoy a free night of live music without acting up. I have never seen an unruly person at any of these events, despite everyone drinking and having a good time. So behave yourself. Don’t be a party pooper by acting like a tool.

 

Dress Like a Normal Person, Not Like You’re Going to the Club

 

This is a family event, no one wants to see all the things wiggling and jiggling. Keep it classy Cherokee. And remember, it’s summer in Georgia. It can be hot, but most of the time in the evenings it’s comfortable and quite nice. So, dress for summer, and you might even want to wear a hat to keep the sun off your face.

 

Woodstock Summer Concert

I just love our new ride, our 2019 Kia Sportage EX to the Woodstock Concert Series this summer.

 

Carriage Kia of Woodstock

 

Carriage Kia of Woodstock is a proud sponsor of the Woodstock Summer Concert Series. They believe in bringing the community together while offering honest prices on one of America’s most awarded auto brands. I know the staff well, I purchased my own 2019 Kia Sportage EX there, and I can tell you first hand they go above and beyond to take care of their customers. And, they have a stunning showroom with a luxury like service concierge. Go check them out!

 

The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is a free event held over the summer and open to all. If this is your first visit, I hope you find these tips helpful. And if you’re shopping for a new ride, be sure to pay a visit to my friends at Carriage Kia of Woodstock and see just what Kia has brought to the auto industry this year. Check out the Woodstock Concert Series webpage for more information about events.  

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

19 Comments on this post

  1. That sounds like a ton of fun! I love music fests. They are so energizing and fun.

    Stacie / Reply
  2. Good pointers. Glad to hear there are actual bathrooms available for those who don’t want to use the portable ones.

    Fatima D Torres / Reply
  3. This sounds as though it would be an absolute BLAST! I would love to attend 🙂 Thanks for sharing your tips!

    Alexandra / Reply
  4. Concerts are sooo funnnn. I always carry my shiny shoes and not to forget my LED converse. Hehe. Love it when they glow when I dance. This is a great list thankss

    where iz my boarding pass / Reply
  5. You have a cool lists of thing to watch out and to bring. I would have forgotten about the blankets but really prefer to have a thick blankets to sit on and I can lie down if I get tired.

    kumamonjeng / Reply
  6. Great tips, sure they will be useful for lots of people going. Sounds like so much fun!

    scrapbookadventures365 / Reply
  7. OOH I love outdoor concerts and “dress like a Normal person” is the best advice you can give. You are outside! Be comfortable!

    Christie Moeller / Reply
  8. This sounds like a fun adventure. Festival concerts were always fun when I was younger. These tips would have made them easier to navigate.

    kidneyfornikki / Reply
  9. Some great tips here. I love festivals like this, easy going and open air. I love that it is free too!

    Yeah Lifestyle / Reply
  10. I love music festivals, this one sounds like an amazing one. Wish that we could attend. The tips you provided are perfect for any concert.

    vivirewellness / Reply
  11. OMG! I love Woodstuck, i am a fan here. i always dream of watching their concert. This is sucha fun experience.

    Preet / Reply
  12. Bring it on!!! Outside music fests are the best, but I agree with you some people go over the top and see it as a place to let it.all.hang.out. So not appropriate

    acraftymix / Reply
  13. I haven’t tried to watch or attend in any outdoor concern but that sounds really a lot of fun and adding a great experience for me.

    Catherine Santiago Jose / Reply
  14. Looks like a really fun time! Outdoor concert series are great and I can imagine that Woodstock does it pretty well

    Eli, The Partying Traveler / Reply

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