ATLANTIC CITY - Today is expected to be the biggest day for the three-day Dave Matthews Band Caravan that began at Bader Field Friday.

Organizers expect between 30,000 and 40,000 people today as DMB celebrates its 25th anniversary with approximately 40 acts, including 14 today.

Dave Matthews will take the stage twice, once in an acoustic set with bandmate Tim Reynolds 3:15 p.m. on the Atlantic Stage before headlining with the rest of the band at 8:05.

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Doors open at 1 p.m. , with the first act - Tangiers Blues Band - taking the Pacific Stage at 1:30 p.m. The festival will go to approximately 11 p.m.

Festivalgoers are encouraged to get there early and park in lots that have been designated for the concert, particularly on the Atlantic City Expressway, where the $20 fee includes jitney service.

Police said Friday that its traffic plan worked well, but they expect today's heavier traffic may cause more delays.

It looks like it will be another perfect weather day for an outside festival with temperatures a little cooler than Friday hitting about 80 degrees and a slight chance of showers later in the evening.

Some advice:

- Get there early, by about 2 p.m.

- Park in lots designated for festival

- Don't drive if you don't have to: walk or cycle to the festival, which offers a secure place for bicycles, but bring a lock

- Bring a chair or blanket

- Wear and bring sunscreen

- Stay hydrated; the festival offers free refills of cups or water bottles at hydration stations

- Wear sneakers and plan to get dirty; the sandy Bader Field and wind means you may leave the venue looking like you worked in the mines for the day

- Bring cash. Most vendors don't accept credit cards.

- Walk around. The festival offers a wide array of food, beverages and merchandise worth checking out.

 

 

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