What Time Did Beyonce Go On Stage Beyoncé’s groundbreaking Renaissance tour is set to grace the stage at FedEx Field for back-to-back sold-out performances this Saturday and Sunday. Whether you’ve been closely following Blue Ivy’s TikTok appearances or are about to witness Queen B’s live performance for the first time, here’s a complete rundown of what you should know about this weekend’s spectacular shows.
Pre-Concert Essentials: Before the Show
For a preconcert warm-up, make sure to read Chris Richards’s review of the tour’s inaugural U.S. show in Philadelphia and delve into Rachel Tashjian’s insightful essay on Beyoncé’s distinctive sense of style.
Ticket Availability Wondering if tickets are still up for grabs? The answer is yes, but they come at a cost. For Saturday’s show, Ticketmaster’s “verified resale tickets” feature options ranging from nosebleed seats priced at $286 to $500, while floor seats closer to the stage start at $795. If you’re interested in the standing-room-only Club Renaissance section at midfield, be prepared to pay $1,400 or more.
Concert Start Time
Though Ticketmaster states an 8 p.m. showtime, it’s advised to take this with a grain of caution. Based on the recent Renaissance Tour performances, Beyoncé took the stage around 8:45 p.m. during the Philadelphia show and around 8:55 p.m. in Toronto. Concertgoers who attended her recent Detroit and MetLife Stadium shows reported that the concerts kicked off between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Expect an approximately two-and-a-half-hour performance. Arrival at FedEx Field To get the most out of your pre-show experience, the stadium parking lots open at 1:30 p.m., allowing for some tailgating fun. VIP gate entry begins at 4:30 p.m., with general gate entry starting at 5 p.m.
Navigating Transportation to FedEx Field
Getting to FedEx Field can be approached in various ways, each with its pros and cons. Both driving and public transportation are options, though both require a bit of patience and potentially more time than anticipated.
Opting for Metro’s Blue and Silver lines to Morgan Boulevard offers an economical route. A walk of about a mile from the station to the stadium is necessary. Keep in mind that comfortable footwear is essential, as the journey involves covering at least two miles round-trip on foot.
For those concerned about Metro’s schedule, especially after the concert, a parking pass could be worth considering. Ticketmaster provides parking as an “Add-On” option, priced at $65. For buses or limos, the parking rate is $100.
Using rideshare services like Uber or Lyft is another alternative, albeit potentially pricier. A designated area for drop-offs and pickups is available in the Red Zone, near Gate A. However, fares often surge after events, leading to high costs due to increased demand.
Bag Policy at FedEx Field Concerts at FedEx Field adhere to the NFL’s bag policy. You’re allowed to bring a clutch (with a wrist or shoulder strap) no larger than 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, a clear plastic bag measuring no more than 12 inches by 12 inches by 6 inches, or a one-gallon clear freezer bag. Backpacks, fanny packs, and large purses are prohibited, but storing your essentials in a Ziploc bag is acceptable.
If your bag doesn’t meet these criteria, you may need to use a storage locker. Lockers are available outside Gates A and E, though their quantity is limited. Past instances have seen lockers fill up quickly, so consider the bag policy when planning your gear.
Celebrities in Attendance
The Renaissance Tour has been graced by stars like Oprah and Madonna, both spotted at MetLife Stadium last weekend. Barack and Michelle Obama were a pleasant surprise at Beyoncé’s 2018 On the Run II tour stop at FedEx Field, dancing in a VIP box. This time, Vice President Harris might make an appearance, given Beyoncé’s endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket in 2020. Another potential presence could be Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten, who have shown their affinity for the music world in the past.