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Old 05-20-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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That would be a great idea for you.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Yes, I agree with all the others. I was actually going to post the entertainment schdule today, so I'll do it in this thread. But the festival is very nice, and has something for everyone; all type of music, places for kids, a lot of fun.

FOOD LION SPEED STREET
ENTERTAINMENT LINE-UP

THURSDAY, MAY 22
Miller Lite Stage - 5:30pm Talent Shakedown Contest Winner: Rocky Yelton & the Hired Guns
7:30pm Danielle Peck
9:30pm Gary Allan

Coca-Cola Stage - 5:30pm Rudy Currence
7:30pm The Heather Hays Band
9:30pm Jagged Edge


Budweiser Stage - 5:00pm The Newz
6:30pm Hot Sauce
8:30pm The Landsharks


FRIDAY, MAY 23
Miller Lite Stage - 6:30pm Rev Theory
8:30pm Flyleaf
10:30pm Seether

Coca-Cola Stage - 12:00pm Cassandra Kubinski
7:00pm Trackside Live on SPEED
8:30pm Coca-Cola Racing Family
10:30pm Kellie Pickler


Budweiser Stage - 6:00pm Superglide
7:30pm Gasoline Alley
9:30pm KISS Army, A Tribute to KISS


SATURDAY, MAY 24
Miller Lite Stage - 12:00pm The Young Sons
2:30pm Auto Vaughn
4:30pm 13 Stories
6:30pm The Modern Skirts
8:30pm Ligion
10:30pm Chevelle

Coca-Cola Stage - 12:00pm Tara Allison
2:00pm Swampdawamp
4:30pm Caddle
7:00pm Coca-Cola Racing Family
10:00pm Travis Tritt

Budweiser Stage - 1:00pm UnCommon Jazz
3:00pm Rough Draft
5:00pm Plair All Stars
7:00pm U-Neek Flavur
9:00pm Maria Howell


Festival Link: 600 Festival Association
Festival Map: http://www.600festival.com/FLSS%20MAP%202008.pdf (broken link)
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I didn't realize that Flyleaf and Seether were playing so late. I might have to go now I thought I'd have to play hooky to go (I had decided against that, LOL). Now, I can work and play
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Does anyone recommend using the Light Rail that night then to drive on in?
I would! Parking uptown can be expensive so this would be an excellent alternative
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:33 AM
 
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If you can find parking at any of the rail stops! DH goes to work at 6am but several in his office who come in at 9am say they have had a lot of trouble finding parking spots and keep heading up the light rail line to various stops and sometimes haven't found ANY parking spots~!

I would like to take the train tomorrow with the kids but I am a bit concerned now!

Dawn

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I would! Parking uptown can be expensive so this would be an excellent alternative
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:50 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Here is another option if parking is limited and I am sure many other people have this idea about using light rail so it may be more feasible to do than fighting for a parking space Take bus 58 Light Rail shuttle from Carolina Place Mall to the light rail station.
Base on that schedule it looks like around 10-15 minute bus ride.
Map of the Park n Ride is shown on that schedule
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:36 AM
 
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I may have to rethink this.....with 3 kids and me, it looks like $8 for the bus rides and $7 for the lynx.....$15 just for all of us to get to Uptown and back! Yikes!

Dawn

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Here is another option if parking is limited and I am sure many other people have this idea about using light rail so it may be more feasible to do than fighting for a parking space Take bus 58 Light Rail shuttle from Carolina Place Mall to the light rail station.
Base on that schedule it looks like around 10-15 minute bus ride.
Map of the Park n Ride is shown on that schedule
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:53 AM
 
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I may have to rethink this.....with 3 kids and me, it looks like $8 for the bus rides and $7 for the lynx.....$15 just for all of us to get to Uptown and back! Yikes!

Dawn
Transfers from the bus to the Lynx are free.

Children 5 and under are free. Children in K-12 are 1/2 price ($0.65).

At the most your price would be $6.50 round trip (2.60 + 1.30 + 1.30 + 1.30).

If you are going in the evening, you shouldn't have any trouble finding parking at a park and ride station. Yes, some of the lots may be full from 9-2, but people are always coming and going.

Since Lynx has opened, I have not driven to uptown anymore. It is so much easier to take lynx if you are close to a station. It also doesn't hurt that my two year old loves riding the Choo-Choo (as do 99% of the kids on the train).
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek, NC
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For a newbie in town- leaving Highland Creek, what station would I park at, and which would I get off at? We are not Nascar fans, but would like to see some of Charlotte. Would I be close to the Discovery Center if we visited Speedstreet? Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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We are NASCAR fans, but can't go during during the week. So, are planning on going early on Saturday afternoon. This will be our first time. Would love to stay and see Travis Tritt, but it will probably be close to midnight when his Show is done......that is just too late for us to be out driving around with thousands of other folks. We live in Huntersville and seldom come into the Uptown area, even at night. Don't want to get frustrated and lost!!
Does the Light Rail have a station anywhere close to Huntersville/Gilliad St./I-77?
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