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Paul McCartney Concert: Heavy Traffic Congestion Expected; Arrive Early for Parking

UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena will host Sir Paul McCartney for a concert on Tuesday, May 31. The UT Police Department, which will manage traffic control and direct traffic for the event, anticipates significant traffic congestion. We urge concert goers to arrive early to park.

Parking lots will open at 4 p.m. Please plan to be parked and at the gates at least 90 minutes before the 8 p.m. start of the concert. Parking lots and garages closest to Thompson-Boling Arena will likely fill up first. Additional parking will be available on the UT Agriculture campus and free shuttles will be in use.

Any unreserved garages and/or surface lots will be $10 cash per space on a first come, first served basis.  Lots are anticipated to sell out in advance of the event start.

UTPD does not manage parking lots and garages used for events. For questions about parking in garages and lots, contact UT Parking and Transit Services at 865-974-6031 or For more information, visit the website at