1. How to get to the Picnic at Riverside Park, Batesville AR:
Batesville is 136 miles from Memphis and 93 miles from Little Rock. It is an easy drive by car. The Picnic is held at Riverside Park, same as last year. You’ll approach Batesville on Highway 167. To reach the park, exit Right off 167 on Meyers Avenue. Make a Right at your next road, River Road, which becomes Chaney Drive. Follow Chaney Drive and you will be directed to Picnic parking. Parking is free.
2. Parking, Will Call and Entrance:
If you are coming by car, you will arrive at the West Gate entrance. There are two gates- the West Gate is our main entrance and is the Will Call location. Once you arrive and park, you will be closest to the West Gate and you’ll be directed to the West Gate entrance.
You will have present your hard tickets or website paper ticket print out to be scanned for entrance. You will then get a non-removable wristband if you are a VIP ticket holder, and a hand stamp if you are a regular ticket holder. With these, you will be allowed in/out access as needed.
3. Times and Band Order:
Doors open at 3pm and music begins at 4pm and Lucero’s set will be finished by 11pm. The order of bands is:
The Good Fear
Justin Townes Earle
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
4. Food and Drinks:
There will be several food stands at the Picnic to choose from. You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
Also, Josie’s (the after-party location), is located only steps outside the East Gate, will be open at 12 noon and will be serving beer, wine and mixed drinks on their deck and beer garden. You’ll have unlimited in/out access to go to and from Josie’s during the Picnic.
Josie’s will also have the Arkansas-Texas football game on widescreen TVs at 2:30pm.
5. What does the VIP ticket include?
The VIP ticket gets you into a comfortable, exclusive fenced off area for Artists and VIPs only. Located next to the stage, the VIP area has tables and chairs, and provides and food and drinks. Access will be very limited and ONLY accessible by VIP ticket holders and you will not be able to transfer your VIP ticket once you enter the Festival grounds.
The VIP ticket also includes a complimentary admission to the After party at Josie’s. Please note that while the Picnic is All Ages, the After party is 18+ only.
6. Do I need a VIP Ticket to attend the after party?
There will be some After party tickets available at the gate, first come, first served. We expect it to sell out.
7. Is Camping Allowed?
Yes, camping is allowed in Kennedy Park, which is directly across the river from Riverside Park, in the Oak Tree Grove areas, right on the river bank.
8. Will the Picnic sell out in advance?
Maybe. We recommend buying tickets in advance. Advance tickets are priced $5 lower than day-of tickets.
9. Is the event Rain or Shine?
10. I ordered a Lucero Family Picnic T Shirt along with my ticket order. How and when do I get my T-shirt?
You pick up the ticket at the Lucero merchandise booth at the event. Your ticket print out confirms your name, shirt size for pick up. Please bring this with you to the booth.
11. Where to Stay?
Batesville Super 8 Motel
1287 North St. Louis Street Batesville, AR 72501(870) 793-5888
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Batesville
1130 White Drive, Batesville – (877) 863-4780
Comfort Suites: Batesville AR
1227 N. St. Louis Street, Batesville – (870) 698-1900
Ramada Batesville – North St. Louis
1325 North St. Louis, Batesville – (870) 698-1800
Come out and join Lucero for a free show at the Young Avenue Deli, in Memphis on Tuesday August 19th!
Director, Criag Brewer (Black Snake Moan, and Hustle & flow) will be filming for an upcoming Webisode of $5 Dollar Cover
Here’s the details:
August 19, 2008 – 8:00 PM
Young Avenue Deli
2119 Young Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104-4866
We’re heading home from our 6 week tour and just wanted to thank you all for coming out and making it one of our best tours yet – we had a blast! Be sure to check out Ben’s upcoming solo tour with Chuck Ragan and Tim Barry!
Thanks again everyone!