Parking Scholarship

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Paying for school can be difficult, paying for parking shouldn’t be. That’s why we’re giving away 1 year of free parking to a deserving student.

Entering is easy:

  • Visit
  • Upload a picture and 100 words on what a year of free parking would mean for your life
  • Get your friends and family to vote for your entry once a day
  • Voting closes 9/25, and a winner will be chosen on 9/28

Having free parking for a year is as simple as that!

In order to enter, you must be enrolled in a higher education program. The scholarship is open to students pursuing associates, bachelors, masters and doctorate programs.

Predictive Parking – Now Standard in the ParkWhiz App

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It’s not about the parking spot, it’s about getting where you want to go. That’s why it’s our mission to help drivers easily reach their destination for less. So far, we’ve done that in more than 150 cities across the US, and we’re still growing. ParkWhiz continues innovating to meet the changing demands of consumers as the convenience economy reshapes expectations, and the connected car comes closer into view.


With our latest app release we are making it easier than ever for drivers to get to their end destination with Predictive Parking. Now the ParkWhiz app will know where you are mostly likely to go as soon as you open the app. Predictive Parking then enables you to book your reserved parking spot in 1 tap. We’re taking the friction out of a process that has long been a hassle for drivers. With ParkWhiz’s Predictive Parking we’re changing the way you park by letting you keep track of parking rates, easily book spots in advance, and eliminate the fear of losing your spot all in one click.

Predictive Parking launched in early July and is available on the apps – give it a try.

3 Tips to Help You Find Your Happy Space At Lollapalooza


If you are one of the 300,000 music fans who will be descending on Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza, it pays to be prepared. Here are some tips on how to navigate the festival, and make sure you find your happy space.

1) Figure out how you’re getting there. The city is going to be packed, so leave extra time when traveling on public transportation or driving. If you’re from out of town, make sure you understand how the L works, and remember to watch for your stop(It’s the one where everyone else is getting off.)

Driving during Lollapalooza is tough. Make sure you plan for road closures, and take into account the extra traffic downtown. If you’re driving, book parking in advance using ParkWhiz. For out of town drivers, it might make sense to book a spot for the whole weekend, and then use public transit to get to the festival.

New users can take 10% off their parking by using the code LOLLA when booking!

2) Plan your day with the map. One of the biggest mistakes first time Lolla-goers make is failing to account for how big Grant Park is. Rushing from one end of the festival to another is tiring, and without proper planning will mean that you miss important acts you want to see. In order to prevent a case of the “bummers” sit down with a map and plan where you want to watch shows in advance.

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3) Hydrate. The sun is hot, and being surrounded by 300,000 dancing bodies makes it feel even hotter. A lot of the stages don’t have a significant amount of shade around them, so there’s no where to hide. Drink lots of water, and consider bringing a Camelback in order to stay cool. Take advantage of water refilling stations and wear sunblock. Nobody likes the kid who passes out at the festival.

When heading to the festival, a little bit of planning goes a long way. By smoothing out the details of your experience before you get there, you will make it easier to find your festival happy place.

Lanier Parking Solutions Taps ParkWhiz as Market-leading eParking Platform, Connecting Online and Offline Worlds


CHICAGO – July 15, 2015 – ParkWhiz, the leading on-demand parking app that makes it easy to find and book parking from any device, announced a new partnership with Lanier Parking Solutions, a leading parking operations company. The partnership enables immediate availability of hourly, daily and monthly parking at more than 225 locations across 11 states and 35 major cities.

ParkWhiz allows drivers to easily find and book available parking via the ParkWhiz mobile app or website. The service allows drivers who commute – and those parking for special events and travel – to guarantee their spot will be waiting for them when they arrive. ParkWhiz lets users compare parking prices, taking the guesswork out of finding affordable parking. The addition of Lanier to the ParkWhiz network means thousands of new convenient parking spots will be available across the country.

“Consumers expect the convenience and efficiency of mobile apps,” said Lanier Parking Solutions CEO, Jerry Skillett. “In addition to having an easy to use full featured parking app, ParkWhiz’s robust, digital platform and ‘eParking Command Center’ allows us to easily optimize yield for our parking assets. Our alliance with ParkWhiz is an important step for Lanier and the future of parking.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Lanier, together we’re giving people more options throughout the country,” said ParkWhiz CEO Aashish Dalal. “ We are a fast-growing company with a great team that is determined to make parking as easy as possible. Together ParkWhiz and Lanier will create more convenient and affordable parking for people, and we hope they will take advantage of it.”

Drivers can find Lanier spots starting today via the ParkWhiz apps or online at

About ParkWhiz:

Headquartered in Chicago, ParkWhiz is the e-parking industry leader. The company’s mobile apps and website provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination at thousands of parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner of StubHub and TicketsNow, and the company also partners with professional and collegiate sports organizations, including the Indianapolis Colts and NCAA teams, Auburn University and entertainment venues across the country. For more information, visit

About Lanier Parking Solutions:

Lanier Parking Solutions (“Lanier”) is the Southeast’s leading parking operations brand with over 350 operations and 1,700 employees in the Southeastern United States. Lanier is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Lanier continued its fast-paced growth trajectory in 2014 adding a significant number of new parking operations and achieving double-digit revenue growth. The company extended relationships with major real estate firms, including CBRE, Parkway Properties, Transwestern, JLL, Avison Young, and multiple municipalities during the past 12 months.

ParkWhiz Integrates for Roadside Assistance Help


As millions of people hit the roads this summer, safety will be a top concern.

At ParkWhiz, we’re providing you, our awesome customers, with a new safety feature through our latest partnership with, America’s No. 1 roadside assistance app. Now available,’s emergency-call button is embedded in the ParkWhiz app, providing you with more resources to ensure safe commutes – no matter near or far.

As you know, we have a presence in big cities across the country, from San Francisco to Chicago to New York City, so we realize that travelers will often be driving from far away to reach their final destination, so roadside assistance is crucial. Regardless of commute length, will help you stay safe on the roads. Armed with’s roadside assistance and ParkWhiz’s parking rates and reservations, you’ll be able to enjoy a comprehensive, stress-free travel experience anywhere you go.

We hope you love it as much as we do, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think!

ParkWhiz & ShowClix partner to help event goers find parking in advance!


We’ve been teaming up with quite a few big players in the event ticketing space to improve the end-to-end experience of all the concerts, games, circuses, and what-have-yous that we all enjoy going to so much. Today, we’re happy to announce another addition to the list: ShowClix!

ShowClix is a full-service ticketing company that helps event organizers provide awesome experiences for their attendees, and we’re going to make parking super easy for those folks.

Get excited! ShowClix has already started to integrate the ParkWhiz platform into several customer-facing areas of the ticket-purchase process, and will be including helpful little parking links in the reminders they send to each attendee the day before an event. They’re making this all really simple for their organizers and attendees alike (take a look at their blog on it if you don’t believe us).

To learn more, and see what it means for your next event, check out the article below.


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ParkWhiz & StubHub Partner: Get your tickets and parking all in one place


Until now, getting your tickets was just the beginning of the on-going process that is planning for and attending an event. There always seems to be one thing that gets in the way of enjoying a night out with your favorite artist, or team, that you didn’t really think about until the last minute… Like parking, for example.

That’s why we’re super excited to announce a partnership with StubHub that will allow you to get your tickets and parking all in one place, eliminating the remaining questions that loom as the event date grows closer. Yes. You read that right. You can now get event-specific ParkWhiz parking passes with your tickets on StubHub. “Where are we going to park” will soon just mean, “what lot is our parking pass for?” And that question is a whole lot easier to answer.

Get the full scoop in this article from Blue Sky Chicago, a Chicago Tribune publication & welcome to the era of easier events!

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Parking for a penny: How one Illinois town does it

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Parking here in Chicago can cost you a pretty penny… So, it might be hard to believe that a little town just an hour west of the city is literally charging a pretty penny, a penny, ONE CENT, to park at its downtown metered spots.

In Sycamore, Illinois a penny gets you 12 minutes of parking, a nickel buys you an hour and a dime gets you two. If your mind isn’t blown yet, fines for parking violations are only $1 – which has quadrupled over the past few years from a whopping .25 cents. BWAUASHHH (sound of mind blowing)!

In Chicago, where metered parking costs as much as $6.50 an hour, and a ticket will run you $65, nobody’s really super excited about metered spots… even with the advent of ParkChicago… they’re still hard to find and stupid expensive. Not to mention, they’ve brought about more scandalous episodes than ABC’s Scandal…

Metered parking in Chicago can actually be a deterrent for people going out, enjoying the city they love, shopping local, and grabbing a bite at their favorite spot more frequently. And that’s exactly the type of behavior the city of Sycamore is working on avoiding.

The business is booming in Sycamore’s downtown area, unlike most small town downtown business’ that are just boarded up. City Manager Brian Gregory attributes the thriving downtown community to the welcoming penney parking prices. Residents say even though it’s just a little money, it does give you incentive to watch the meter. And that little money at the meter is enough to encourage drivers to park and do their thing without lingering too long.

There are still 316 penney meters in Sycamore, which may be the most left in any single community, and they won’t last forever. One thing is for sure though, Chicago meter prices won’t even be dropping a penny, much less to a penny, and your time is a lot more valuable than (insert literally any monetary thing). So, save the meter money for your Sycamore visits, Chicago. ParkWhiz is the closest you’ll get to that priceless parking experience.

Cheapest spots in Chicago:
These 3 prices will get you at least 3 hours of parking


Chicago parking is the worst, we’re working on making it the best.

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Photo by Aurimas Adomavicius


Chicago drivers have been through privatized parking meters, winter weather hazards, and now a looming parking tax increase. It’s no wonder that Chicago is the worst city to park in America. We started ParkWhiz to make it easier to find and book parking to cut down on the hardships of being a driver. We have had the pleasure of helping thousands of Chicagoland drivers find parking before they leave their house and while on the go. This has allowed us to gather a lot of data on the habits of the daily Chicago driver. We are all about using this knowledge to Our data crunchers got together to come up with 5 tips to better your Chicago parking experience. Our good friends at ChicagoInno posted about our findings.

Here’s a peak into the findings:

  • ParkWhiz’s data reveals Friday to be the most common day to park in the city, followed by Saturday. If you’re driving on these two days, adjust accordingly.
  • Due to volume, it’s harder to park between the hours of 8 and 9 a.m. than it is before 7 a.m. Also, 26% of daily parking happens between the hours of 4 – 7 p.m., with commuters heading to new parts of the city and people coming into town. This typically results in the heaviest congestion of the day. If you want the smoothest drive, arrive early and leave early.

Click here to read the entire story!


San Francisco Giants onto the post season

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October baseball’s been good to the Giants this decade. After a six-year playoff drought, San Francisco returned to the postseason with a thud, winning 11 of its 15 games en route to a World Series Championship. Just two years later San Francisco did it again, squeaking out of the National League bracket before sweeping Detroit in the World Series for its second title in three years. After an empty 2013, the Giants are back as fans who hit AT&T Park parking for postseason baseball strap themselves in for another playoff journey.

The 2014 regular season was an up-and-down campaign for San Francisco. The season before ended with a 76-and-86 record and the first losing year for the Giants in four seasons. A dedicated fan base, not used to losing baseball of late, expected a rebound, and at first, that’s what they got. By early June, San Francisco had raced out to a 42-and-21 start, mounting a 10-game over the second-place Dodgers.

That double-digit lead evaporated in just over a month, as a rough stretch for San Francisco let Los Angeles overtake first place in the N.L. West. It’s a lead L.A. would not surrender, but the Giants got their act together to make a push for the wild card, which they clinched last weekend.

The celebration will soon turn into fingernail biting, as a wild card berth in Major League Baseball today is a dicey proposition. Up until 2012, wild card winners were routed straight into the leagues Divisional Series, a best three-out-of-five. Now, wild card winners square off against one another in a one-game playoff, leaving no margin for error. So a potential World Series run this year is far more treacherous for the Giants than in years past, as this one could be over just hours after it starts.

The quest likely begins on the road in Pittsburgh (or possibly St. Louis), where the Pirates won 62% of their games this season. Should the Giants survive the game, they can be assured of some home action and San Francisco Giants parking for the NLDS.



The Easiest Way to Park for Fall Concerts

San Francisco offers some of the best live music venues in the country. Check out the live music coming to a San Francisco music venue near you!

Great American Music Hall – Dawes – 10/4
DawesThis 4 man group out of LA travels up the PCH to spread it’s crisp and simple rhythms with clear full harmonies, a call back to Americana. Dawes departed from it’s more indie rock roots and honed in on a more relaxed driving force compounded by smooth guitar riffs and lyrics of yesteryear.

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Fox Theatre (Oakland)Nas – 10/21

nasSpend a very special evening with one of NYC’s most prolific rappers. Ever since stepping onto the rap scene with his 1994 release Illmatic Nas has been a tour-de-force continually pumping out hit after hit. Gather with other fans and bounce with Nas as he raps and premiers his documentary Nas: Time is Illmatic.

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SF JAZZSFJAZZ Collective –  10/23 – 26

sfjazzListen to 8 new works by this octet comprised of SFJAZZ’s artists in residence and Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Warren Wolf, Avishai Cohen, Robin Eubanks, Edward Simon, and Matt Penman. Get a special treat as the program also includes original music by the late great tenor sax player Joe Henderson.

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The WarfieldDropkick Murphy’s – 11/4

dropkickCeltic based folk/punk band Dropkick Murphy’s are known for their rowdy behavior and fans who will sing every song citing their Irish heritage loud and proud. Don’t miss this now rare opportunity to see the boys from South Boston as they take over the Bay area with their hard hitting, fast paced style of rock.

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Bill Graham Civic AuditoriumBassnectar – 11/14

bassnectarIf you like things that go whomp in the night you will love a Bassnectar concert. Anchored in Dubstep but always willing to experiment he has become one of the worlds biggest DJ’s. His inventive style is based in using complex beat rotations with a mix a melodic voices and samples. Let the beat…drop.

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Fox Theatre (Oakland)Tame Impala – 11/15 & 11/16

tameTame Impala hails from Perth Australia but clings to the more UK rooted fuzz rock. The band is no stranger to large stages as the have opened for the Balck Keys and You Am I on Australian National tours. This night promises energetic songs, a rowdy crowd, and maybe a Fosters or some shrimp on the barbie.

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Bottom of the HillThe Weeks – 11/21

the weeksThe Weeks pound out a newer, harder version of southern rock. Though signed in 2008 they are really picking up steam with their newest release “Buttons”. The Weeks are joined by sludge pop group Clear Plastic Masks whose soun is a mix of echoey blues riffs and tight drums skins with plenty of crash.

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The FillmoreDelta Spirit – 10/25

deltaIndie folk rock combines a mix of alt-country with full vocals and resonant undertones to create one epic, unique sound. Though their first 2 album focuses more on this sound while the most recent release album keys in a darker set of songs with heavier lyrics of self-sacrifice and determination in the time of trouble.

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Never Be Late to the Theatre Again

Chicago offers a plethora of great theatre from world premiers to American classics the Windy City is never lacking on staged entertainment. Check out these highlighted events for the fall. Get cultured. See live theatre.


Bank of America TheatreAmazing Grace – 10/9 – 11/2

amazinggThe world premiere of Amazing Grace will hit Chicago this fall. The story follows Englishman John Newton in his transition from slave trader to abolitionist. Newton’s conversion to Christianity led him to write the hymn Amazing Grace. Hinted as being an epic story full of pain and passion must peak your interest.

Amazing Grace parking options starting at $8



Briar Street TheatreBlue Man Group

bmgJoin 3 blue oddballs on their journey through worlds of sound, colors, and plenty of splashing paints. Blue Man Group has been a staple in the theatre community for years being that they never back down from bringing inventive and interactive live theatrics to audiences across the nation.

Blue Man Group parking options starting at $8





Mercury TheatreAvenue Q – Now – 10/16

avenue_qThink Seasame Street reject puppets teaching less about the ABC’s and more about street smarts. Though crass this show is a delight for those willing to look beyond that and enjoy the show for it’s hard hitting humor and unabashed cynicism about life in the city. This show has a lot of puppets however this show is not for children.

Avenue Q parking options starting at $10



Broadway PlayhouseMen are from Mars, Women are from Venus – 10/18

downloadThis one-MAN show incorporating stand-up format and scripted monologues gives insight to all aspects of what goes through a man’s head when confronted with the possibility of relationship aka simply seeing a women. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this show offers plenty of laughs for those from Mars and Venus, alike.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus parking options starting at $8



Chicago TheatreJim Gaffigan – 10/21 

gaffignaOne of the most popular and funniest comics in the game makes his way back home to Illinois after he last visited on his White Bread Tour. Known most for a mixed bag of food jokes, commentary on being lazy, and jabs at his very large family; Gaffigan slays audiences with his deadpan/nonchalant deliveries.

Jim Gaffigan parking options starting at $9



Broadway PlayhouseDee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale – 11/4 – 1/4/2015

Twisted Sister Presents "A Twisted Christmas"In this bizzare tale the rock band Daisy Cutter so desperately wants a hit they sell their souls to the devil. The catch? Everytime they make a hit song the tune comes out as a Christmas Carol. This world premier Christmas rock show, presented by 80’s rocker and theatre lover Dee Snider, is a treat for those tired of the holiday classics.

Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale parking options starting at $8


Lyric Opera HousePorgy and Bess – 11/17 – 11/30

porgyThis Opera with lyrics and composition by Gershwin and Heyward takes a look into Catfish Row, a fictitious Black Tenement housing project in South Carolina and the struggles of the African-American culture Though not a hit at it’s inception, this opera has become one of the most well known and produced operas in the US.

Porgy and Bess parking options starting at $6



Goodman Theatre A Christmas Carol – 11/15 – 12/28

christmascarolThe annual production of Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol raises it’s curtain right before Thanksgiving. This classic tale of the wonder and warmth through the power of the Christmas spirit has been entertaining audiences since it’s debut in 1978. Be a part of the hioliday season, be a part of Chicago theatre history.

A Christmas Carol parking options starting at $8



Cadillac Palace TheatreAnnie – 11/18 – 11/30

annieJoin the orphan we have grown up loving live on stage in Chicago this Fall. Annie and the orphans of Municipal Girls Orphanage have a hard knock life under Miss Hannigan so when Annie gets a chance to be adopted she jumps at it. Through her trip Annie teaches us that worries are for not; the sun will come out tomorrow.

Annie parking options starting at $9




Chicago TheatreHow the Grinch Stole Christmas  11/20 – 11/29

grinchIt’s a wonder that the lovable Dr. Seuss can come up with such a hard-nosed, small-hearted character such as the Grinch, but through that creation he helps us realize anyone can change with a little help from a friend. Join Cindy Lou Who and all of Whoville as they teach the lesson of happiness to the “mean one.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas parking options starting at $9

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Fall Sounds of Chicago

Chicago is home to a variety of venues offering orchestral music to folk to indie and beyond. Check out these highlighted concerts coming this fall to a Chicago music hall near you.

Riviera Theatre – Robert Plant – 10/4

rob plantRobert Plant is at it again. Since parting ways from the iconic Led Zeppelin Plant has been touring with a variety of artists showcasing styles from Classic Jazz to bluegrass. His new endeavour Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters has brought on a new chapter to his ever evolving sound. This afro-beat, almost U2ish vibe fits with Plants haunting vocals perfectly. 

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MetroAlkaline Trio – 10/16 – 10/18

alkalineChicago welcomes one of the best punk rock trios of all time to the Metro stage for 3 nights of true rock epicness. Spawned out of a night of drinking wiht buddies and being fed up with relationships and their current artistic endeavors Alakline Trio melts faces with their forthright lyrics and driving guitar rhythms.

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City WinerySinead O’ Connor – 10/19 – 10/20 & 10/22

sineadSinead O’ Connor is known for turning heads on Saturday Night Live when she ripped a picture of the Pope back in the early 90’s. O’ Connor is now trying to turn ears back to her alluring and haunting voice. A special 3 night event highlighting the Irish singers career and celebrating her new album is set to take place at City Winery.

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United CenterCher – 10/24

cherThe ever young Cher brings her D2K tour the Chicago’s United Center. This iconic powerhouse will be playing all her hits dressed in outrageous outfits that push the envelope on fashion and spectacle.  Cher shares the stage with special guest Pat Benatar. Real fans know there is never a dull moment at a Cher show. Be a part of the action.

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House of Blues ChicagoYonder Mountain String Band – 11/7 – 11/8

yonderYonder is playing a two day set at Chicago’s HOB. These folk and bluegrass masters  promise to delight fans of any age with their upbeat jams that can last upwards of 20 minutes. For those looking for a good ole time exploring the sounds of twangy banjos, vibrant acoustic guitars, and vocal harmonies this is your bag.

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Vic TheatreFirst Aid Kit – 11/22

first_aid_kitSwedish sister duo Johanna and Klara Soderberg have folksy prowess and angelic harmonies will that make you swoon and bob all night long at the Vic Theatre. The girls will be joined by sultry voiced folk singer Samantha Crain. Folk on through Lakeview with a huge smile on your face. Give your ears a treat.

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The MidCazzette – 11/29

cazzetteAnother Swedish duo will be in Chicago this weekend. This band doesn’t use guitars but rather beat machines and turntables to help you bop and groove through that nice. DJ’s Furrer and Bjorklund specialize in a hybrid genre of EDM, Dubhouse. They mix classic vocal stylings of House with the hard hitting drops of Dubstep.

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Reggies Rock ClubBrother Ali – 11/14

brother_aliBrother Ali raps about what he knows, living life as an individual with a dead-locked focus on a lofty goal and achieving that goal when others say “you can’t”. Born out of the underground world of battles this lyricist took the rap world by storm with his album The Undisputed Truth and has toured the world with many rap greats.

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The best parking spots for Broadway Shows

Theatre in New York is now run by star power. You can’t go to any show without an A-list actor’s name spanning the marquee. Check out some of these upcoming star studded shows.


Walter Kerr Theatre – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder– 9/26 – 4/15/2015

guidetolovePenniless Monty Navarro learns that he is an heir to the noble throne of Highhurst. The catch, he is 8th in line. Follow Monty on his journey to end the lives of those in his way. Tony winner Jefferson Mays ( a tour-de-force on stage) plays a menagerie of characters in this high energy musical murder story.

Walter Kerr Theatre parking options starting at $12




Gerald Schoenfeld TheatreIt’s Only A Play – 9/26 – 1/4/2015

onlyplayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are together again on Broadway with a all-star supporting cast in Terrance McNally’s uproariously hilarious, fast-paced play aptly titled It’s Only A Play. Being a playwright is not easy when trying to make it “big”. Draw into a playwrights life as he tries to cut through red tape to ensure his show is a success.

Schoenfeld Theatre parking options starting at $12



Cort TheatreThis is our Youth – 9/26 – 1/4/2015

thisyouthMichael Cera and Kieran Culkin star in this 80’s play set in a NYC bungalow apartment which keys in on the thoughts of youth’s and the desire to live without consequence. Lonergan’s dark comedy opens us up to world where in young 20 something’s believe they can make a new life for themselves with $15,000 of stolen money.

Cort Theatre parking options starting at $12


New Amsterdam TheatreAladdin – 9/26 – 1/4/2015

aladdinFall into a whole new world with Disney’s Aladdin. The notable Disney spectacle is abundant in their most recent Broadway Musical. The score covers your favorite songs from the movie and incorporates some new hits as well. Take the family, take a friend a magic carpet ride into the wonderfully fantastical world of Disney.

New Amsterdam Theatre parking options starting at $12


New World StagesAvenue Q – 9/26 – 11/22

avenue_qThink Seasame Street reject puppets teaching less about the ABC’s and more about street smarts. Though crass this show is a delight for those willing to look beyond that and enjoy the show for it’s hard hitting humor and unabashed cynicism about life in the city. Though it has puppets this show is not for children. Act fast as this show is slated to close soon!

New World Stages Parking options starting at $12


Longacre TheatreYou Can’t Take it With You – 9/28 – 1/4/2015

youcan'ttakeitThis classic Hart and Kauffman musical brings James Earl Jones back to the Broadway stage.  Newly betrothed couple Kirby and Alice invite their families over t share a meal at there house. Unfortunately, the family members continue to step on each other toes which leads Alice to reconsider even getting married at all.

Longacre Theatre parking options starting at $12



American Airlines TheatreThe Real Thing – 10/2 – 1/4/2015

Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls in LondonMaggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan MacGregor make their Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard’s play with in a play. The story focuses on the impact of honesty in the confines of a working/intimate relationship with an outlining commentary on politics. Stoppard is a master of word play and a true artist when it comes to making his audience think.

American Airlines Theatre parking options starting at $12


Ethel Barrymore Theatre – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – 10/5 – 3/29/2015

curious incidentBased on the 2003 Best selling book of the same name Haddon states “… if anything it’s a novel (play) about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way.” The story follows 15 year old John Boone and his investigation into the murder of the neighbors dog.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre parking options starting at $12



Circle in the Square The River – 10/31 – 1/25

TheRiverPlaywright Jez Butterworth blew audiences away with his last play Jerusalem and he is on course to do it again with The River starring Hugh Jackman. Jackman consistently gives it all in any production. Though the details and plot are to remain a mystery it centers around “The Man” and takes place in a remote cabin in the woods.

Circle in the Square parking options starting at $12


Radio City Music HallRadio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular – 11/7 – 12/31

radio cityA true New York tradition. Join in on the fun with the Rockettes while they celebrate the holidays in high kick fashion. This NYC staple will put a smile on every face who enters in the winter wonderland. The Rockettes perform the show an awe-inspiring 5 times a day but tickets will go fast so act now.

Radio City Music Hall parking options starting at $12



Fall Concerts in New York City

The city that never sleeps continues to an impressive live music scene through the Fall months. Don’t let the impending cold weather keep you from enjoying these highlighted New York City concerts.


Barclays Center – The Black Keys – 9/23 – 9/24

blackkeysLo-fi Garage Rock/Blues hybrid has made quiet an impression on the music world in recent years thanks to help from the Black Keys. Their breakout album Attack & Release showed you can get some powerful sound from a two man band. Expect to hear all the hits from Attack & Release and Brothers as well as tracks from their newest album Turn Blue.

Barclays Center parking



BAM Howard Gilman Opera HouseRobert Plant – 9/27 – 9/28

rob plantRobert Plant is at it again. Since parting ways from the iconic Led Zeppelin Plant has been touring with a variety of artists showcasing styles from Classic Jazz to bluegrass. His new endeavour Robert Plant and the Sensation Space Shifters has brought on a new chapter to his ever evolving sound. This afro-beat, almost U2ish vibe fits with Plants haunting vocals perfectly. 

BAM parking 


Terminal 5BANKS – 9/30

banksEchoey, sultry R&B lyrics over a mix of ambient/synthy soundscapes is BANKS signature sound. The Brit took the UK by storm with her hit debut self-titled album and her sights are now focused on the US. The concert is not for those that want to dance around to energized music, but rather for those lovers of good storytelling through song.

Terminal 5 parking

Carnegie HallLondon Philharmonic – 10/16

londonThe London Philharmonic travels across the  entertain the city the never sleeps. The London Phil is joined by world-renowned pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The program includes Magnus Lindberg’s Chorale, Rachmanioff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8.

Carnegie Hall parking

Beacon TheatreAllman Brothers Band–  10/21 – 10/28

allman brosEvery year the Allman Brothers Band come back to NYC for the “Beacon Run” at … well, the Beacon. This concert will be one to be treasured as it is most likely their last couple of performances. Greg Allman is thinking of retiring from touring. Grab your tickets if you can. Brag to your friends that you will be a part of rock history.

Beacon Theatre parking

B.B. King Blues Club – Buddy Guy – 11/12 – 11/13

buddy guyBuddy Guy, one of the greatest Blues guitarists in the world, will be playing and paying homage to another Blues great in NYC. Swoon to the mind altering bends of Buddy’s string. Bask in his ability while you weep at his sorrowing stories. It’s not all blue as Buddy will tell exciting stories of Blues past.

B.B. King Blues Club parking

Beacon TheatreALT J – 11/16

altjFresh off their sophomore release ALT-J is going back on the Road here in the states. This UK based band broke out in 2012 with the single “Breezeblocks” (it’s how the Brits say Cinderblocks) and have accumulated a mass follow for their unique vocal ranges and odd beat textures over angelic guitar tones.

Beacon Theatre parking

Hammerstein Ballroom – Julian Casablancas – 11/25

Julian-CasablancasWith a more obscure synth and almost beat machine backing than his former band The Strokes , but with the same great distorted tinny guitar rock sound, Casablancas has found a following during his solo career. Echoing a mix of 80’s pop and punk driven by oddity of lyrics ranging from angsty to forgiving.

Hammerstein Ballroom parking

Weekend finds in NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago

New York City

Minetta Lane Theatre – Revolution in the Elbow – Minetta Lane Theatre parking

revolutionThis unique Indie music scored production offers one of the most haunting and developed soundtrack from a New York show in recent years. The surreal story takes place in Elbowville on the elbow of carpenter Ragnar Agarsson. Deal with the ups and downs of this small community in this indie rock epic.

Date: 9/5 – 9/27

Admission: $78 – $108


Bell House – Brooklyn Brain Jam- Bell House parking

bellhouseTrivia, debates, documentaries, and discussions abound at the the First Annual Brooklyn Brain Jam. Nerd out for a straight six hours with Big Quiz Thing, Nerd Nite, Kevin Geeks Out, and The Story Collider. The Bell house is happy to host what will be come a Brooklyn staple.

Date: 9/7

Admission: $10


Madison Square Park – 200th Anniversary – Madison Square Park parking

nycparkThe early 1900’s were always Madison Square Parks favorite years – it told me so. Come celebrate the big 200 with all of NYC in pure vintage style. Play old-timey classics like hopscotch, badmitton, and jump rope, and be entertained by the dance stylings of the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers.


Admission: Free


San Francisco

Paramount Theatre – Chris Tucker – Paramount Theatre parking

tuckerChris Tucker has been cutting up his whole life. From simple class clown, to comedic film star, to a comedy tour for the ages, Mr. Tucker never ceases to disappoint. His comedy is comprised of stories from childhood, being in the film industry, and of course plenty of relationship advice.

Date: 9/6

Admission: $39.75 – $70.75


San Francisco Waterfront – Free Fishing Day – San Francisco Waterfront parking

sanfranfishGrab your favorite pole, that new Zebco reel you’ve been wanting to use, and some bobbers and head to San Francisco’s waterfront. You can fish at multiple piers including Pier 7, Fisherman’s Wharf Piers 39 – 45, Fort Point Pier, and so many more.  Enjoy one of life’s simple pleasures. No license necessary.

Date: 9/6

Admission: Free


Hespe Gallery – Mashup – Hespe Gallery parking

hespemashupMashup is a collaboration between 6 artists. The artists were taken to an area and asked to paint a section of the area on a 30×30 canvas. The pieces were then “mashed” together to make one picture. The dissonance and cohesiveness from painting to painting is truly exciting and interesting.

Date:9/6 – 9/27



House of Blues – Garfunkel & Oates – House of Blues parking

garfunkeloatesThis comic folk duo write songs about things happening in their always entertaining lives. Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, UCB Alums and YouTube sensations, bring their ukulele/guitar/songwriting skills to the Windy City.  The live tour is in conjunction with their new show on IFC.


Admission: $41.05


Union Station – Great American Bacon FestUnion Station parking

baconfestBacon is as American as the Constitution. Celebrate those most delicious meat with Bacon lovers from all over the Midwest. Hickory, Maple, Jalapeno, Dry Cured bacon. Gouda Bacon Mac n Cheese, Cajun Bacon wrapped Shrimp, Smoked Bacon Chili, Bacon Caramel Corn. Bring your Bean-o.

Date: 9/6

Admission:$65 general admission, $95 VIP



Looking Glass Theatre – Death Tax – Looking Glass Theatre parking

lookingglassFollow Maxine as she nears the end of her life and tries to avoid the cunning ways of her daughter and Nurse Tina who are trying to do her in before the estate tax on her house goes up. This play takes a look at greed, family values, and the ability to be manipulated by what you feel is “right”.

Date: 9/5 –  9/12

Admission: $40 – $45

What everyone wishes they knew about NFL parking


The NFL returns to Seattle Thursday night, where the Seahawks begin a quest to buckle a trend that’s chilled Super Bowl champions: No team has successfully defended its title since 2005. New England was the last to do it, and the five most recent champions failed to win a playoff game the following season. The last two didn’t even make the playoffs the next year. So once Seahawks fans who’ve proudly anointed themselves as the “12th man” book CenturyLink Field parking, they’ll do their best to make life miserable for opponents.

Seattle faces a treacherous path playing in the superior conference and the league’s best division. West rival San Francisco took the Seahawks to wire in the 2013 NFC Championship before the Seahawks’ Super Bowl rout. Arizona finished third in the division despite winning 10 games (it was just the 19th team since playoff expansion in 1978 to win that many games without making the playoffs).

Green Bay, the Seahawks’ week one foe, remains a Super Bowl contender as long as quarterback Aaron Rodgers is at the helm. Last season Rodgers missed seven starts with a broken collarbone, but his team still squeaked into the playoffs with eight wins. An improved division may await Rodgers, as Chicago fans who nab Soldier Field parking hope quarterback Jay Cutler, who missed four games last season himself, can stay on the field to challenge the North. It’s an uphill drive for the Bears, who’ve lost nine of their last 11 to Green Bay.

Elsewhere, Carolina and Bank of America Stadium parking hosted its first playoff game last season since 2008 after winning the NFC South, but New Orleans and its rejuvenated defense are a hot pick to win the South this season and make noise in January.

And no one’s discounting Philadelphia and its innovative offense to contend after winning 10 games last season under first-year head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles are a favorite to repeat in the NFC East, perhaps the conference’s weakest division with the Giants, Washington and Dallas. It’s been a torturous three seasons for fans who hit Cowboys Stadium parking to watch their team, as Dallas has lost three consecutive “win-and-you’re-in” games the final week of the regular season and currently rides a four-year playoff drought.

The weaker AFC stacks up as a two-horse race between Denver and New England, who squared off in the 2013 AFC Championship.

The Patriots won the AFC East 10 of the last 11 seasons, and many figure that stranglehold will continue in 2014. The rest of the AFC features a more competitive field, including the Baltimore Ravens and M&T Bank Stadium parking. The Ravens are a victim of the aforementioned Super Bowl curse, missing the playoffs in 2013 after winning the title the season before. Another team to keep an eye on is the Colts, led by third-year quarterback Andrew Luck. The heir to Peyton Manning made the playoffs his first two seasons, so fans will pack in Lucas Oil Stadium parking to watch the electric quarterback.

NFL parking by team:

NFC                                                                                         AFC

Arizona Cardinals                                                                                           Baltimore Ravens

Atlanta Falcons                                                                                               Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers                                                                                           Cincinnati Bengals

Chicago Bears                                                                                                Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys                                                                                              Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions                                                                                                    Houston Texans

Green Bay Packers                                                                                         Indianapolis Colts

Minnesota Vikings                                                                                           Jacksonville Jaguars

New Orleans Saints                                                                                        New England Patriots

New York Giants                                                                                             New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles                                                                                        Oakland Raiders

Seattle Seahawks                                                                                           Pittsburgh Steelers

St. Louis Rams                                                                                               San Diego Chargers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                                                                                 Tennessee Titans

Washington Redskins

Events this weekend in NYC, San Francisco, Chicago

New York City

Riverside Park South – Sweet Spot Festival – Riverside Park South parking

sweetspotfestUptown’s funky street fest is holding it’s “last dance” this Saturday. This roving street bazaar has got live music, food trucks galore, vintage market place, fitness expos, and a kids art workshop.  Jump into Harlem’s diverse community with friends and family at this uniquely NYC festival.

Date: 8/30



Belasco Theatre – Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Belasco Theatre parking

hedwig_angry_inchA bizarre 100 minute intermissionless show that focuses on Hedwig, an East German transgender lead singer and her trials with growing up in a war-torn area. The story features great glam rock music sung by Hedwig onstage with her live band. With Hedwig breaking the fourth wall the whole show it allows you to truly connect with the show.

Date: Now – 11/23



Rockefeller Plaza – Ariana GrandeRockefeller Plaza parking

ariana grandeTeen pop sensation Ariana Grande will be taking the Today Show stage at Rockefeller Plaza for their Summer concert series. The Florida native made her claim to fame starring in a Nickelodeon show and soon segued into her recording career. Though she is only 21 Ariana is already be compared to veteran pop stars like Mariah Carey.

Date: 8/29



San Francisco

North Shore – PaddleboardingNorth Shore parking

paddle_board_sfRecently Paddleboarding has become of craze in the US. You now have a chance to see what the hubbub is all about. The basic gist is you’re standing on an extra large “surfboard” while using a paddle as a guiding rudder to coast from wave to wave. This water activity provides great workout for your core.

Date: 8/29 – 8/31




The Garage – LV Dance Collective – The Garage parking

code_garageThe Garage is uniquely a dance only theatre featuring performers on a weekly basis so you can always get your dance fix.. CODE, presented by LV Dance Collective, is a collection of new works about the search of truth and identity and how that is influenced by cultural expectations. The performances are part of RAW (resident artist workshop). 

Date: 8/29 -8/30






Millennium Park- Chicago Jazz FestivalMillennium Park parking

jazzfestchiThe nations largest and hippest Jazz Fest in held right in the heart of Chicago’s Millennium Park. See 100’s of bands across 10 stages. This years headliners include Dave Holland w/ Kevin Eubanks, Tom Harrell, Gary Burton, Terence Blanchard w/ Ravi Coltrane, Cecile Mclorin Salvant, and Sun Ra Arkestra. This is the can’t miss fest of Chicago.

Date: 8/28 – 8/31



Union Park – North Coast Music FestivalUnion Park parking

north_coastIf you are looking for a more angsty music fest then North Coast Music festival is only second to Chicago’s Riot Fest. With DJ headliners like Bassnectar, STS9, Alesso, DADA Life and rappers like Kid Cudi and Snoop Dogg this 3 day festival promises to dominate your ear holes and headspace. Union Park plays host to you and thousands or your closest friends.

Date: 8/29 – 8/31



Soldier Field – Luke Bryan with Dierks Bentley – Soldier Field parking

luke_bryanThe music weekend in Chi-town continues with a Country music bash at Soldier Field. Luke Bryan brings his buds along for the “That’s my kind of night” tour.  What country show would be complete without a full out tailgate party before the live music featuring food, games, and even more live music.

Date: 8/31



Your events are going to get a little brighter!


We’re happy to announce that we’ve recently teamed up with Eventbrite, because duh!

If you’re not already familiar, Eventbrite has made it their mission to help people find and attend events that feed their interest, while connecting them with others who share their passions. They are here to bring people together – and we’re here to make it easy for those folks to park.

Parking is essential for many events, and the ever increasing prices of a spot (if you can find one) can sometimes act as a barrier for people getting out, connecting with each other and enjoying new things.

That just couldn’t happen anymore! So, we built a custom tool and baked it right into Eventbrite’s interface that can be used to help event organizers provide their attendees with an easy way to find and pay for parking! Because, let’s face it… the last thing anyone wants is to have what’s supposed to be a fun night out associated with a stressful experience getting where they want, or need, to be.

We have brought to life a parking wizard that eliminates the pains of parking by allowing event organizers to offer their attendees guaranteed parking options that are specifically set up around their respective events. Check it out!

Everything, from the placement of the parking options to the locations offered can be tailored to best accommodate the needs of attendees in 5 simple steps. We built this feature with the idea that, from an organizer side, this is your event and you should be able to make it as dope as possible. You picked the venue, the guests, the date – parking was the one thing you didn’t have a say in making part of your awesome experience, until now. For event attendees, we built it with the idea that there is much more exciting stuff for you to be doing than worrying about parking. Always. Just visit the discovery page on Eventbrite’s website if you don’t believe us.

Enabling event organizers to help their attendees find guaranteed parking will ensure they’re able to plan the best events possible, and THAT will hopefully increase attendee turnout, and subsequently repeat ticket purchases for future events. What’s not to like?

More than anything, we want to provide the necessary tools for organizers to provide a better experience to attendees. And it doesn’t hurt that we and Eventbrite share this crazy obsession over customer experience and making it easy for people to enjoy more of what they love.

In short, we’re excited and you should be too.

Now let’s throw a party!

Top tips for a great NCAA football parking experience

Photo by MandaRose

Photo by MandaRose

Can anyone remember a more thrilling season than Auburn’s in 2013? After a horrific 2012 that produced a winless SEC campaign, the Tigers rebounded miraculously to win the SEC Championship.

The extraordinary turnaround was highlighted by perhaps the greatest play in college football history when Auburn broke a late deadlock in the Iron Bowl. Senior Chris Davis plucked a field goal attempt in his own end zone and returned it for a touchdown as time expired to clinch a ticket to the SEC title game. Many forget that just one week earlier we thought we’d already seen the best play of the season when Auburn beat Georgia with a Hail Mary.

2013 brought an SEC Championship, an Iron Bowl crown and breathtaking victories, but missed one final piece: A National Championship. The expectations for this year couldn’t be higher for fans who secure Auburn parking and head into Jordan-Hare for marquee home games against South Carolina, LSU and Texas A&M.

The Tigers aren’t the only team with title aspirations in a conference that flaunts eight top-25 teams in the pre-season AP Poll. Fans can hit Sanford Stadium parking and Williams-Brice Stadium parking to watch a couple other SEC heavyweights: No. 12 Georgia and No. 9 South Carolina.

Outside the south, an injury to Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller opened up the conference title race. No. 8 Michigan State and No. 14 Wisconsin have to like their chances now as much as the Buckeyes do, so those looking for Spartan Stadium parking and Camp Randall Stadium parking will witness Big Ten championship ramifications. And Michigan Stadium parking will offer fans a chance to see a fading program attempt to work its way back toward relevance.

Out west, upstarts No. 7 UCLA and No. 15 USC look to crack the Pac-12; a conference that’s been dominated by Oregon and Stanford the last five seasons. The lofty pre-season AP rankings is the highest for the Bruins since 1998, creating newfound optimism in Pasadena. Those looking to avoid the congestion of Rose Bowl parking can opt for the shuttle lots. And Los Angeles Coliseum parking will serve those headed to see the up-and-down Trojans.

All these teams, and more, are given the best chance they’ve ever had to compete for a national title because of the “College Football Playoff,” a new postseason format granting the best four schools a berth into a single-elimination tournament. The chase begins TONIGHT.


All NCAA Football parking options


Michigan Stadium

Camp Randall Stadium

Spartan Stadium

TCF Bank Stadium







Neyland Stadium

Sanford Stadium

Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Jordan – Hare Stadium

Williams – Brice Stadium

Vaught – Hemingway Stadium

Vanderbilt Stadium








Rose Bowl

Sun Devil Stadium

California Memorial Stadium

Folsom Field





Doak Campbell Stadium

Bobby Dodd Stadium






Texas Memorial Stadium

Amon G. Carter Stadium


big east




Lincoln Financial Field

Heinz Field

Paul Brown Stadium

Raymond James Stadium






Gerald J Ford Stadium








Gillette Stadium













Boise State