temp two step faq

Promoter/General info

1. Who is the City’s agreement with?
The City’s agreement is with C2 Acquisitions, LLC.
2. Does the festival have a special event permit?
C2 Acquisitions, LLC, has a Special Event Permit for the festival. The Special Event Permit addresses specific items including the traffic control plan and detours, solid waste, insurance, liquor license, noise, etc.
3. How many tickets were sold?
There were 30,000 tickets sold for each day.
4. Do we have any data on the capacity of San Gabriel Park?
The area of the park designated for festival attendees is about 26 acres. At 30,000 attendees, that is 37 square feet per person. Festivals typically count for 15 square feet per person. Last year’s Fourth of July Festival attendance information provided by Sertoma estimated 50,000 to 60,000 people in San Gabriel Park.
5. What is the term of the agreement with C2?
The term of the agreement is for one year with the possibility of two additional terms if the parties agree on all subsequent terms and conditions.
6. Why aren’t we doing this in Garey Park?
The meadow area at Garey Park is not of the same size and scale as San Gabriel Park. In addition, there are only two entrances/exits at Garey Park, which makes transportation on FM2243 an issue.
7. Is there any way in the agreement to ensure this is a family friendly event?
There is a kids zone called Poppy Ranch that is open to children.
8. Does our agreement require C2 to leave the park in at least as good a shape as they found it?
Yes, C2 is responsible for any damages to park grounds, as well as repairing or replacing damaged sod after the event.
9. Is this festival being paid for with taxpayer dollars?

The festival is not funded by taxpayers: It is being produced by C2 Acquisitions, LLC. This company is paying a fee to utilize the park, and per the special-event ordinance, will reimburse the City for overtime for police, fire, and EMS staff. In addition to bringing in thousands of visitors, who will stay the night and spend money in Georgetown, the Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation will receive at least $500,000, which will go back into the Parks and Recreation Department for capital projects, programs, and scholarships.

This festival aligns with the City Council’s vison to make greater use of our parks for economic development purposes. The City Council voted to approve the contract with C3 Presents for the festival. A decision about future festivals will be made after the event this year.

10. When does the music end?
The music ends at 10 p.m. each night. There is a short firework show at the conclusion of the festival each night as well.
11. When is the firework show?
At the conclusion of the festival each day, so about 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

12. How is C2/the City going to handle the influx of parking?

The event organizers have secured parking spots at both Georgetown High School and East View High School, as well as parking at Barton Creek Mall in Austin. Shuttles run from all locations.

There will also be a pickup and drop off area for rideshare users near the festival entrance.

13. Where is the rideshare pickup and drop off area?
The pickup and drop off area for rideshare users is at the Recreation Center located at Austin Ave and Chamber Way.
14. How will the City enforce the no-parking areas?
No-parking zones that are compliant with established state law and/or City ordinance will be enforced throughout the event. Vehicles parked in prohibited areas may be ticketed or towed. For concerns about noise, parking, traffic, or other issue related to the festival, please call police dispatch at 512-930-3510.
15. Can residents park on the street in front of their homes?
Residents will not be restricted from parking on the street in their neighborhoods. PD will not ticket parked vehicles registered to an address in a neighborhood near the festival.
16. Will residents need to show identification to access their neighborhood?
Residents will not be asked for documents to enter their neighborhood.
17. What about parking in the shopping centers near the park?

The parking lots are for customers and employees for those businesses. The City is publicizing parking information for the festival, so attendees will park in other locations.

If there is a concern about parking in these areas, business owners/patrons can call police dispatch at 512-930-3510.

18. Can business owners allow parking in the spaces designated for no-event parking?
You can allow parking, as it is your property. The signage is an attempt to prohibit those not given permission. If you have issues with people trying to park there without your permission during the event, please call the nonemergency police line at 512-930-3510.

19. Is Two Step Inn using all of East View and Georgetown high school parking lots?
The festival has an agreement with GISD to use parking spaces at the Georgetown athletic stadium lot and the East View High School lot. The schools will have designated, reserved parking for events that weekend. For questions about where to park for the University Interscholastic League soccer tournament, please visit the tournament website.
20. Will the roads be blocked off on Friday, April 14, as well?
Please view the interactive map to see when which roads are closing for the festival. If you click a street on the map, the detail in the left-hand column will show you dates.
21. Will regular public street and parking lots in Downtown Georgetown be available for residents dining and shopping next weekend?
This map lists our public parking spots downtown. Some street parking may be limited, but there are no road closures in downtown related to Two Step Inn. Please expect higher traffic volumes than normal and be patient while looking for parking.

22. Are the trails open?
All of the hike and bike trails will be open during the festival except the segment in San Gabriel Park along the river. The two pedestrian river crossings on College Street and other sections of the trail will be open. The interactive map shows closures in San Gabriel Park. You can use the left navigation in the event map to select phases of closures to the park.
24. When will the Recreation Center close and reopen?
The Recreation Center will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 14, and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 17.
25. Is anything else in the area closed?
Yes, the animal shelter, McMaster Athletic Complex, and Transfer Station will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16, due to street closures.
26. Will there be access to the river during the park closure?
There are no restrictions on kayaks or paddle boards on the river.

The two pedestrian crossings off College Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic. However, vehicular traffic is limited in these areas. The park and river area near the low water crossing is outside the festival area and will remain open for pedestrians but will not have vehicular access during the festival.

27. What are we doing to protect the wildlife, especially the ducks?
The ducks are free roaming and typically hang out along the San Gabriel River. Fencing has been installed to separate the festival from the riverbank.
28. Can concert goers can access the venue by crossing into the park on the south side of the river and walking toward the Rec center on the gravel path?
The two pedestrian crossings off College Street will remain open for pedestrian traffic. After crossing the river, festival attendees can walk to Morrow St. then take a left onto Chamber Way to enter the South Fork festival entrance.
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