HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Von Braun Center’s Mars Music Hall will officially open its doors this Friday, January 3, drawing thousands of music fans – and their cars - to downtown Huntsville. In addition to the Mars Music Hall grand opening on Friday, the Von Braun Center will host the Havoc vs. Quad City and Broadway Theater League will present Bandstand.

The City of Huntsville’s parking division reminds Downtown visitors of numerous parking options within a short walking distance of the Von Braun Center, including thousands of parking spaces in City garages to provide for a comfortable experience during wet weather conditions.

“Remember to arrive early – typically at least 30 minutes prior to your event’s start time - and park in the first available surface lot, street parking or garage,” Director of Parking and Public Transit Tommy Brown said.

To accommodate for the milestone weekend, Lot K, located across the street from the U.S. Postal Office on Clinton Avenue, will be opened for VBC event parking, providing an additional 500 spaces.

In addition to City parking, event attendees will have private parking options at nearby businesses as well as parking availability at the Region’s Bank building garage.

Municipal Parking Options for Von Braun Center Events

Lot K –

Capacity: 500 parking spaces.

Gravel surface lot on Clinton Avenue directly across from the VBC’s North Hall and the U.S. Postal Office

2 – 3 minute walk to the VBC


Lot V –

Capacity: 300 parking spaces

Surface lot located on Clinton Avenue adjacent to the VBC

2 – 3 minute walk to the VBC


VBC/Monroe Street Garage –

Capacity: 1,000 parking spaces

Directly across from the VBC’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall

2 – 3 minute walk to the VBC


Fountain Circle Garage (in the BB&T Building) –

Capacity: 500 parking spaces

Entrance is located on 318 Fountain Circle

5 – 10 minute walk to the VBC


Gates Avenue Garage

Capacity: 500 parking spaces

Entrance on Gates Avenue

Directly across from City Hall and adjacent to Early Works

5 – 10 minute walk to the VBC


For more information on municipal parking in downtown Huntsville including interactive parking maps and visuals, visit




For more information, contact Jessica Carlton, Communication Office, City of Huntsville, AL, 256-427-5006,

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