Restrictions set for TI concerts

No selfie sticks or six packs, among others

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — If you plan on attending the three free Treasure Island concert events this summer, leave your six-pack and selfie stick at home.

Last spring, the board of park commission approved the sale and consumption of alcohol for the following events at Treasure Island Park: Phil Dirt Presents: Surf’s Up: A Tribute to the Beach Boys on June 25; Stranger on July 9; and the River Rock series’ “Parrots of the Caribbean,” a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, on July 23. All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Hobart Arena Director Ken Siler reported to the board that his staff will be serving adult beverages at the concerts at Treasure Island Park.

“For these particular events, we’ll have our staffing in place as we would any event (at Hobart Arena) with ushers staff, security staff, police officers and so forth,” Siler said.

Siler proposed that within the amphitheater space, including the seating area and levee area, that there would be no smoking allowed during the concerts.

Siler also requested that during the fenced-in concert events, no food or beverage, coolers, and other such items would be allowed to be carried in within the permit area. Other prohibited items include recording devices, umbrellas, laser pointers, beach balls or inflatables, signs, selfie sticks, fireworks, bikes inside the fenced area, and other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate.

The recreation board approved the list of prohibited items and the restriction of smoking in the amphitheater area.

Patrons of the park also must not bring their own alcoholic beverages to the park. Alcoholic beverages can only be purchased at the concession areas at the venue during these special events. All bags will be checked upon entering the concert area.

There is no admission fee for the concert events. There is no reserved seating. Chairs may be placed in the amphitheater area. The amphitheater area is open beginning at 6 p.m. Performances will not be moved indoors or rescheduled in the event of rain.

There is a frequently asked questions page on the city’s website “Treasure Island FAQs” for additional information about featured events.

The proceeds from the alcohol sales will be used to offset the event costs, according to city staff. The state liquor board will require the venue to be fenced off, and other restrictions may be required from other agencies, such as the Miami Conservancy District.

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No selfie sticks or six packs, among others

By Melanie Yingst

Reach Melanie Yingst at or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews