ABM Parking Services has been remarkably kind to offer significantly discounted parking to musical and concert participants. Parking is provided in Kettering Tower, less than a block from the rehearsal site (more details below). They are able to offer our student drivers “$1.50-per-park”, which is substantially less than normal rates for any nearby garage (an $8.50 discount every time!). Not to mention, the option is close and provides a security guard.
On weekdays, you must enter the parking facility AFTER 4:00 to receive discounted parking validation. We cannot validate if you enter the garage prior to 4:00. Your ticket is time stamped as you enter. This may not be your best option for some of the weekday rehearsals. You may opt to pay for standard parking in this garage or use nearby metered parking during weekday morning/afternoon rehearsals.
You enter the Kettering Tower parking garage off of Jefferson Street, between Second and Third Streets. When you pass Third Street, on your left you will see an open parking lot, then an alley and then ramps going up and down. Take the FIRST RAMP UP (you will have to take a ticket as you enter). You may park on any floor and take the elevator down to the lobby (“L”). Turn left and cross the lobby area, walk to the left of the TV screens on the far wall and exit out the REVOLVING doors. You will be looking at the side of Premier Health Center. Turn left and walk to Main Street. Turn right on Main Street and walk past Uno’s to Muse Machine.
When you arrive at rehearsal, write your name on the back of your parking ticket (the side without the barcode) and give it along with the $1.50 fee to Ben or Shannon (if they are available, otherwise give your ticket to a member of the creative team or designated PA). You must bring exact change. She will validate your ticket during rehearsal and you may collect it at the end or rehearsal. When you drive out of the building, an automated gate will ask you for the ticket (it will scan the barcode, much like a self-checkout at a grocery store). Because your ticket has been validated, the gate will raise. To be clear – you do not need a pass to get in – this is an alternate form of payment to get out. Muse Machine receives no profit from this effort (we pay $1.50 for each ticket validated). We are just making it convenient for you to purchase the discounted parking passes.
Available parking is not guaranteed but, space will very likely exist in the garage for all of you who opt to park there. We strongly urge all student drivers to use this option which is both safe and affordable.