Our 2017 CREW Concert & Silent Eco-Auction is tomorrow! As we head into final preparations, we may not be able to grab the phone calls and get back to Facebook messages (although we will try really, really hard to do so). Here are some answers to FAQs about tomorrow’s event, and we hope to see you there!
Q: When does the concert start?
Gates open at 5 p.m. and after a brief welcome, Chain Reaction starts their first set at 5:40 p.m.
Q: Where is the concert?
Riverside Park, located at 10451 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.
Q: Are dogs allowed?
Dogs are not allowed and will not be admitted. This rule extends to other animals, such as parrots and snakes.
Q: Can I bring a cooler?
Coolers are not permitted. Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub and Jonesez BBQ will be selling food, water and soft drinks; Perfectly Scrumptious will be selling cupcakes; and Rotary Club of Bonita Springs will be selling wine and craft beer from Momentum Brewhouse.
Q: Is there seating at the concert?
Please bring your own chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Those that have purchased tickets for the VIP Cafe will have table seating.
Q: How does the silent auction work?
Starting at 5:15 p.m., the Silent Eco-Auction will open. Interested guests can write their bids on bid sheets, following the set increments for each item. At 8:!5 p.m., the silent auction closes and winners will be written on a large board. At 8:30 p.m., winners can line up to pay and collect their item, voucher or certificate.
Q: What can I bid on at the Silent Eco-Auction?
We have 47 auction lots and they include original works of art, eco-adventures and vacation packages.
Q: How much are tickets?
Tickets at the gate are $20; pre-sale tickets are $15 and can be purchased until noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets purchased online should be printed and brought with you to the concert. Children 12 and under are free for general admission buy must have a VIP ticket in order to access the VIP area.
Q: What forms of payment are accepted?
You can purchase tickets at the gate using cash, check or credit card. Silent auction items may be paid for using cash, check or credit card. Please bring cash to pay for food and drink purchases at the event.
Q: Is there parking at the event?
Yes. We will have volunteers assisting with parking on site.
Q: What is the VIP Cafe?
The VIP Cafe is a private area for VIP ticket holders with table seating and food. It is not accessible by anyone who is not wearing a VIP wristband. VIP Cafe tickets sold out several weeks ago and are no longer available.
Q: Where do proceeds from the concert go?
CREW Land & Water Trust is a non-profit that provides environmental education for all ages on lands within the 60,000 acre CREW project. All funds raised at the concert support our environmental education programs.
If you have additional questions, please call 239-657-2253. To purchase tickets online through noon on Saturday, visit eventbrite.com.