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Summer Concert Series FAQ

Your Portland Symphony Orchestra is delighted to return to LIVE music this summer with three exciting concerts at the stunning outdoor venue Seaside Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach.

Keeping You Safe at Concerts: For your PSO Summer Concert Series, masking is RECOMMENDED while in the venue and REQUIRED in the restrooms and on the parking trolleys. We will NOT be requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test to attend the Summer Concert Series.   

Please note, masking requirements for the parking trolleys and restrooms are based on the current Federal CDC community levels. Masking will be REQUIRED if York County is classified as HIGH or MEDIUM transmission on the day of the concert. Masking in the parking trolleys and restrooms will be RECOMMENDED if York County is classified as LOW transmission on the day of the concert. 

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Assumption of Risk: Attendance at this event is subject to facility rules and regulations including compliance with COVID-19 orders and guidelines. Ticket holders voluntarily assume all risk and danger incidental to the performance or event, including but not limited to potential exposure to COVID-19. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

Everything You Need to Know About Our Summer Concert Series at Seaside Pavilion

Are we required to wear masks inside the Pavilion?

Masking is RECOMMENDED while in the venue and RECOMMENDED in the restrooms and on the parking trolleys.

Please note, masking requirements for the parking trolleys and restrooms are based on the current Federal CDC community levels. Masking will be REQUIRED if York County is classified as HIGH or MEDIUM transmission on the day of the concert. Masking in the parking trolleys and restrooms will be RECOMMENDED if York County is classified as LOW transmission on the day of the concert. 

Are you able to accommodate us if we would like to practice social distancing when seated for a concert?

We will not be offering socially-distanced seating for our Summer Concert Series.

Getting to Seaside Pavilion

Please note, due to the parking being off-site we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the concert to ensure timely transport to the venue. Please note, MASKING is RECOMMENDED on the parking trolleys to the venue. 

SOUTHBOUND VIA I-95 S
This route has tolls

  • Merge onto I-95 S
  • Take exit 36 for I-195 E toward Saco/Old Orchard Beach
  • Continue onto I-195
  • Continue onto Ocean Park Road
  • In 2.3 miles, turn left onto Smithwheel Road
  • Continue onto McCallum Drive
  • Continue onto Emerson Cummings Boulevard
  • In 1.2 miles, turn left onto Dirigo Road
  • In 0.1 miles, the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot will be on your right
  • Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Parking staff will be available to assist you

SOUTHBOUND VIA US-1 S
This route DOES NOT have tolls

  • Merge onto I-295 S/US-1 S toward South Portland
  • Take exit 2 toward US-1 S/Scarborough/Old Orchard
  • Continue onto ME-701
  • Merge onto US-1 S. Stay on US-1 S for 6.3 miles
  • Turn left onto ME-98 E/Cascade Road
  • In 1.5 miles, turn right onto Ross Road
  • In 0.2 miles, turn left onto Wild Dunes Way
  • In 0.6 miles, turn left toward Dirigo Road
  • Continue onto Dirigo Road
  • In 0.4 miles the Old Orchard Beach parking lot will be on your left
  • Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Parking staff will be available to assist you

NORTHBOUND VIA I-95 N
This route has tolls

  • Merge onto I-95 N
  • Take exit 36 for I-195 E toward Saco/Old Orchard Beach
  • Continue onto I-195
  • Continue onto Ocean Park Road
  • In 2.3 miles, turn left onto Smithwheel Road
  • Continue onto McCallum Drive
  • Continue onto Emerson Cummings Boulevard
  • In 1.2 miles, turn left onto Dirigo Road
  • In 0.1 miles, the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot will be on your right
  • Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Parking staff will be available to assist you

NORTHBOUND VIA US-1 N
This route DOES NOT have tolls

  • Begin on US-1 N
  • Turn right onto Alfred Street
  • Continue onto State Route 9 E/Main Street
  • In 0.9 miles, turn right onto Beach Street
  • In 0.9 miles, turn left onto Old Orchard Road
  • In 1.3 miles at the traffic circle, take the second exit into Old Orchard Road/Saco Avenue
  • In 1 mile turn left onto Emerson Cummings Boulevard 
  • Pass the High School and take a left onto Dirigo Road
  • In 0.1 miles, the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot will be on your right
  • Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Parking staff will be available to assist you
Parking at Seaside Pavilion

There is NO on-site parking (excluding handicap parking) for our Summer Concert Series at Seaside Pavilion. Please park at the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot located at 40 Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064. Watch for Pavilion Parking signs as you approach the area. Parking staff will be available to assist you.

Free trolley service is provided to transport you from the Old Orchard Beach High School parking lot to the Pavilion and back to the parking lot for each event. Masking is RECOMMENDED on the trolleys.

There is limited accessible/handicap parking on site. Seaside Pavilion recommends you arrive as soon as parking opens at 6:00 PM on the night of the summer concerts. Please note, Seaside Pavilion will NOT open parking any earlier than the designated time for each concert.

If all accessible/handicap parking spaces are filled when you arrive, Seaside Pavilion’s parking staff will direct you to a convenient drop-off location near the venue.

PARKING START TIMES:

  • Beethoven & Tchaikovsky – PARKING STARTS: 6:00 PM
  • Schooner Fare – PARKING STARTS: 6:00 PM
  • The Music of Star Wars – PARKING STARTS: 6:00 PM
Is there Accessible/Handicap parking available at Seaside Pavilion?

There is limited accessible/handicap parking on site. Seaside Pavilion recommends you arrive as soon as parking opens at 6:00 PM on the night of the summer concerts. Please note, Seaside Pavilion will NOT open parking any earlier than the designated time for each concert.

If all accessible/handicap parking spaces are filled when you arrive, Seaside Pavilion’s parking staff will direct you to a convenient drop-off location near the venue.

When does the venue open for seating?
At least 30 minutes prior to the concert start time.
Entering Seaside Pavilion

This summer, we will be implementing touchless ticket scanning to reduce contact. Please have your printed or mobile ticket out and ready to be scanned as you approach the entrance. There will be a security check after your tickets are scanned.

Once inside, Seaside Pavilion signage, Seaside ushers, and PSO staff will be available to guide you to the appropriate seating location. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management.

Security at Seaside Pavilion

Security concerns require that we search purses/bags being brought into the Pavilion. 

No bags or purses (other than small clear ones) will be allowed inside the venue. Clear bags allow our security staff to safely inspect items without having to touch your personal items. 

Bag Policy

No bags or purses (other than small clear ones) will be allowed inside the venue. Clear bags allow our security staff to safely inspect items without having to touch your personal items.

Seat Cushions at Seaside Pavilion

You may bring a personal seat cushion to the venue but it will be subject to a security search.

Seating Policy

When purchasing online, ticket holders may select their preferred venue section but all seats will be assigned by our system prior to the concert. We require you remain in your assigned seat once the concert has started. Due to security concerns, we do not allow re-entry if a guest leaves the venue.

Ticket holders purchasing the day of at the venue will be seated at the discretion of management.

Stay Home if Sick Policy

Any patron should stay home if they:

  • Are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms including fever, chills, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, congestion, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Have been in close contact with an individual who has been diagnosed or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within the past 10 days.
  • Have been directed to self-isolate or quarantine by a health care provider or public health official.
  • Are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test.
  • Please contact our box office, PortTIX, at 207.842.0800 about your tickets.
Will there be a Pre-Concert Conversation for either Classical concert?

There will not be a Pre-Concert Conversation prior to any of the Summer Concert Series programs.

If we don't order our tickets online, can we purchase tickets when we arrive for the performance?

While we cannot guarantee ticket or seating availability on the day of the concert if tickets are still available you will be able to purchase them at the time of the performance. All tickets must be purchased with a credit card.

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my child if they will sit on my lap?

Tickets are required for all children age 1 and above.

WILL CONCESSIONS BE SERVED?

No concessions will be served at Seaside Pavilion for the 21-22 Summer Concert Series.

Are we allowed to bring food into the Pavilion?

No outside food or beverages (including water) are allowed at the Seaside Pavilion.

Bottled water will be available upon request (please note, supply is limited).

What happens if it rains on the day of the concert?
The Seaside Pavilion is a COVERED outdoor venue so concerts go on come rain or come shine.
Is smoking or drinking alcohol allowed in the Pavilion?

The entire Seaside Pavilion and surrounding campus is SMOKE, ALCOHOL, and DRUG free! Thank you for respecting Seaside Pavilion’s property!

Should I bring sunscreen or sunglasses?
The Seaside Pavilion is a COVERED outdoor venue. We do recommend bringing sunscreen and sunglasses if you plan to spend a great deal of time outside the venue itself.
Is it appropriate to bring my pet with me?

The only animals allowed at the Seaside Pavilion are active service animals.

WIFI

Please note, Seaside Pavilion DOES NOT have public WIFI available to patrons.

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