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
Check out Lucero on Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit” next Wednesday, August 6th. “The Daily Habit” airs weeknights at 9:00pm EST (6:00pm PST) while re-airing later in the evening at 12:00am EST (9:00pm PST), and the following weekday at 2:30pm EST (11:30am PST) and 5:30pm EST (2:30pm PST).
The band performs “I Can Get Us Out of Here Tonight” and “Johnny Davis”.
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hey everyone, brian here…
we got one day before we head out for six weeks of glorious and if the air in the van ain’t fixed yet, very hot touring!
before we head out though i thought i’d let everyone know what’s been going on so far.
we’ve been in young ave. sound working on some new songs and doing some demos, hopefully we’ll be playing most of them out in the next month or two!
that and it looks like we’re ready to start selling tickets to the 2nd annual lucero family picnic in batesville,ar. on sept.13th,
we got some old friends like cory branan and the good fear and some new friends like justin townes earle and jason isbell and more, it looks like it will be one hell of a day!
henry danger venable’s room is painted and thanks to everyone who sent gifts, we appreiciate it…
the dates for ben’s solo tour in the fall are up and it looks like he’s getting to play with some amazing special guests, i’m a little jealous anyway!
so get ready to drink out and rock up, we can’t wait to see everyone out at the shows…