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Beyonce is on her way to North Texas! Here's everything you need to know.

Whether you're flocking to the Beyhive or you're looking to avoid it, there are some things you should know.

ARLINGTON, Texas — Beyoncé's Renaissance world tour has been buzzing across social media, and it'll soon be time for North Texas to flock to (or flee from) the hive.

The Texas native is set to perform at Arlington's AT&T Stadium on Thursday, Sep. 21.

Whether you're planning (or hoping) to be there - or you're looking to be as far away from the show as possible - there are some things you should know ahead of time.

Keep this handy, because we'll be adding more info as we learn about it.

Here's what we've got:

What time will the parking lot and doors open?

The AT&T Stadium parking lot will open at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Parking spots near the stadium will cost at least an extra $50. Stadium doors will open at 6 p.m.

Traffic Alert

The eastbound I-30 entrance from AT&T Way and Baird Farm Road will be closed off. If you're leaving from the show that way, look out for detour signs.

Using a rideshare (Uber, Lyft, etc.)?

Your ride will pick you up at Lot 15 on Slaughter Street and Web Street.

Other traffic factors

What time will Beyoncé go on stage?

The show is scheduled to start at 8 p.m., but from what's been shared on social media, don't expect the queen to arrive on time.

Based on this Reddit thread from fans that went to her earlier stops, she'll most likely hit the stage sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

How long will the show last?

Based on a quick Google search, expect her concert to run for about three hours.

How much are Beyoncé tickets?

Prices vary depending on where and what day you buy them.

On Sept. 19, we pretended to buy 2 tickets from the following ticket companies. Here are the cheapest total prices if you get tickets sent to your phone (including tax and fees unless noted otherwise).

* If you're using SeatGeek for the first time, use the code "KNJ" for $20 off.

Will AT&T Stadium have a merch truck?

A representative tells WFAA that there is no merchandise truck planned for Beyoncé's show.

There was one when Taylor Swift was in town, and we were there to get a bird-eye view of the line.

How should I prepare for the concert?

1. If you're bringing a bag, it has to be small and/or clear

AT&T Stadium is limiting its bag policy for safety reasons. According to their rules for Beyoncé's show, you can bring the following

  • A clear tote bag no larger than 1 foot tall, 1 foot wide, and 6 inches thick.
  • OR A gallon-sized resealable plastic bag
  • AND a small clutch no larger than 4.5 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide

2. Beyoncé's asking fans to wear silver

The singer posted on her Instagram story in late August asking concertgoers to wear their best silver fashion for her future shows.

"We'll surround ourselves in a shimmering human disco ball each night. Everybody [will be] mirroring each other's joy," she wrote in her story post.

If you need any outfit ideas, check out what people have worn so far for the tour.

3. Be ready for the Mute Challenge

During her song "Energy," Beyoncé will go completely silent after the line, "Look around, everybody on mute." The challenge is for concertgoers to be as quiet as possible until the song continues.

A few cities have done well, but Atlanta's been crowned the challenge winner so far.

If you make any noise during the challenge, don't be surprised if people near you look at you funny.

4. If you're 21 and up, grab a drink before or after the show.

Two restaurants are suggesting cocktails that they claim to be the best fit for Bey Day in Dallas.

For Bar Louie, there's the Diva Martini (SKYY Pineapple, Pama Liqueur, pomegranate and pineapple). There's a location that's about 10-20 minutes from AT&T Stadium.

Villa Azur in Dallas recommends its Spicy TX cocktail (Tanteo Jalapeño tequila, Cointreau liqueur, lime juice, Pierre Ferrand dry curaçao).

What songs will Beyoncé perform?

There's two parts to answer this question: The confirmed setlist and the extra songs that she may or may not perform.

According to PopBuzz, Beyoncé has performed about 30 songs consistently throughout the tour within five acts. That includes popular "Renaissance" songs like "Alien Superstar," "Cuff It," and "Heated." 

There are also some Queen Bey classics like "Formation," "Run the World," "Dangerously In Love 2," "Partition," and "Crazy In Love."

Songs that she's performed every now and then are "All Up In Your Mind," "Thique," and her Dubai concert version of "Drunk In Love."

Is anyone else going to perform in Dallas?

Good question, but no solid answer as of Sept. 5.

Beyoncé and her House of Chrome have been the only ones confirmed for almost every concert, but there have been a few surprise performances here and there.

One of the most notable ones was when Diana Ross sang during her birthday concert in California. Other surprise openers included rapper Offset, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar and rising rapper Doechii. 

Will Blue Ivy perform in Dallas?

Beyoncé's oldest daughter Blue Ivy has been coming to the stage for almost every concert. The 11-year-old comes in for "My Power," perfectly during the line "This that bloodline / On the front line, ready for war."

She also joins the dancers during her mother's song, "Black Parade."

I can't make it to the concert! What Beyoncé-themed events can I go to instead?

There are a bunch!

Did we miss anything? Let our writer know by tweeting @BriahnH or emailing bhawkins@wfaa.com.

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