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Brace for traffic, parking woes during Bruno Mars concerts, even if you're not going

HONOLULU (KHON2) - Opening band Common Kings tell us the show will be like none other, because for them, it's a dream come true. 

"We were all shocked. It's something we've been working towards to be on the stage with Bruno," said Sasuale "Jr King" Maliga.

"If it wasn't for Hawaii and Hawaii radio putting out our music, we wouldn't be where we are now and it's came full circle," said Taumata Grey.

But getting there will be the trick, so here's what you need to know. 

Officials say 6,000 parking stalls at Aloha Stadium will fill up in the first two hours after the gates open, so they've asked 10 schools and businesses to help with alternate parking lots. 

Prices vary from $10 to $16 and you are advised to bring cash.

Officials say there should be enough stalls for the 36,000 concert-goers.

Ticket holders can park and shuttle over, but for the communities and other drivers who are not attending the concert, they should be aware of the traffic changes. 

"They will be doing intermittent exit closures, so if the traffic backs up really badly, they will be forcing traffic to go down to the next exit," said Aloha Stadium deputy manager Ryan Andrews. "There's only so many arteries and roads that feed the stadium, so knowing that it's going to back up, we want people to be patient."

The state has canceled all lane closures in the area on concert nights, and the city says it will be monitoring traffic.

Turnstiles into the stadium open at 5:30 p.m. with the concert slated to run from 7 to 11 p.m.

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