Going to the Rolling Stones concert Saturday?
Be prepared with 10 things to know before you go.
Starting at 3 p.m., a section of Abbott Road directly outside the stadium will be closed. After the show, westbound Big Tree Road will be closed.
Attendees may park in the stadium lots or private lots. Stadium lots open at 4 p.m.
TicketMaster, the original vendor of the tickets, shows minimal availability of seats in about a dozen sections in the $170 and $420 price ranges. However, StubHub has a plethora of tickets available in the upper and lower levels for just over $100 and up.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts are expected to strut on stage at around 9:15 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. and ending at around 11 p.m.
5. Opening Act and Local Shout Out
The opener will be St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a seven-piece soul band based out of Birmingham, Ala., but the concert will have a local twist to it as well. The Calvary Episcopal choir of Williamsville will accompany the Rolling Stones for an undisclosed number of songs. The choir wasn’t allowed to officially disclose what songs they would be performing, but any Stones fan knows how a choir could come in handy for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Gates open at 6 p.m., but until then attendees can tailgate and jam to their favorite Stones tunes. The most dedicated or out-of-town fans were able to park in the camper lots starting at noon on Friday.
7. What you can bring
Permitted items are the same as what you can bring into the Ralph Wilson Stadium for Bills games. Clear bags smaller than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches; cameras with lenses shorter than six inches extended; and pocket-sized electronic devices are allowed through the gates.
8. What you can not bring Backpacks, alcohol and tobacco products (including electronic cigarettes) and selfie sticks are not permitted. For a complete list of permitted and non-permitted items, visit buffalobills.com.
The weather won’t be a “Paint it Black” kind of day. The predicted high temperature is 81, with a low of 61 and forecast of sunny with a zero percent chance of rain.
Be prepared to belt out “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Brown Sugar” and “Honky Tonk Woman.”
Check out the most-played songs and set lists from previous shows on the Zip Code tour as well as other useful tips for concert attendees on buffalo.com.