2017 GRIDLIFE MIDWEST GENERAL EMAIL
The countdown is on. This weekend #GRIDLIFE Music and Motorsports Festival lights up Gingerman Raceway. We are ecstatic and can't wait to share what we have been working so hard on with everyone.
RESPECT THE GRID
The ability to produce an event like GRIDLIFE is a privilege; one that we want to be able to continue in the future. To do so, we need to make sure that as a group we are respectful of the facility, the staff, and the neighbors surrounding the track. We are working with the local and state police both inside and outside of the venue to ensure that everyone has a safe and and enjoyable experience at GRIDLIFE. Watch your speed when traveling to and from the festival.
DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT
All General Admission ticket holders will be entering through the west gate located off 62nd street at 3499 W 62nd Street, South Haven, MI 49090, just a few miles east of Exit 20 off 196. GA ticket holders will not be allowed to enter through the south gate. All GA traffic must travel through the west gate. Look for the signs located on Phoenix Road that will direct you to the correct entrance.
If you purchased an Early Access Pass, you are able to enter the West gate starting at 7pm on Thursday June 8. This ticket is an add-on to the 3 Day General Admission ticket. These tickets are limited in quantity. Be sure to get one before coming to the gate on Thursday. Prices at the gate with be an additional $10. The gates will remain open until 1am Thursday night and will open again at 9:00am each day of the festival and close at 12:00am Friday and Saturday.
The gate for all GA ticket holders opens on Friday at 9am. If you are camping, please remember that camping is per person. Anyone that arrives before then without prior authorization will be turned away. Gates will remain open 24 hours for exit only with no re-entry. There is no way for us to scan new entries after 1am. If you arrive later than 12am, you will not be able to enter the festival grounds until 9:00am the following day.
TICKETS, BOX OFFICE AND ENTRY
A very limited amount of single day tickets will be available at the gate for #GRIDLIFE. We are nearly sold out of all pre-sale tickets and will be holding just a few tickets at the gate for those wishing to make the last minute trip. The Box Office will be open from 9am - 9pm Friday & Saturday and 9am - 3pm on Sunday.
RETRIEVING YOUR TICKETS
For those with pre-purchased tickets, you will need to bring either a printed version of your ticket or a digital copy on your phone to gain entry. Your tickets were attached to the confirmation email you received at the time of purchase. If you are unable to find that email you can retrieve your tickets by logging into seetickets.us https://www.seetickets.us/ You can also retrieve your tickets via the seetickets app on iOS and Android. Each person in your party must have a ga ticket to enter the festival grounds and a camping pass to stay overnight.
ENTERING THE FESTIVAL
The paddock will only be open for traffic to Drivers and Driver crews. No GA traffic will be allowed to enter the paddock without a paddock or showcase pass. The majority of the grounds are turf and all vehicles will need to cross / park on grass when entering the event. Lowered vehicles should prepare ahead of time for uneven surfaces both in day parking and in the campgrounds.
In order to stay overnight on the festival grounds at #GRIDLIFE, you must have both a GA ticket and a camping pass. Camping is per person and each individual must hold a pass. All camping including RV camping is dry camping. There are no water or electric hookups available. Generators are allowed, but please be conscious of your neighbors. Camping in the general campgrounds will be first-come-first-served. If you would like to camp with a group you must arrive together, there will be no reserving or holding spots. TrackSide and Front 40 camping will also be distributed based on arrival. Please plan to arrive with those you wish to camp with. For a more comprehensive guide to camping, click here
For those with crew corrals early access is included in your ticket package. If you are arriving separately your single ticket is good for 10 scans so you can distribute to your group individually. Crew corrals are reserved spaces but are distributed on a first come first serve basis.
#GRIDLIFE is a rain or shine event, meaning all activities will take place regardless of weather. For those camping please be prepared for hot days, cool nights and a chance of rain. There are very few shelter areas at the venue so check the weather ahead of time and please plan accordingly. There will be no refunds of any type in the event of cancellations due to severe weather. *In some cases of severe weather, the track may have to close for short periods of time for the safety of the workers and staff.
FOOD TRUCKS / GRILLS / WATER
#GRIDLIFE will have a great selection of food vendors throughout the weekend. There will be concessions available for all meals all days at the event. Additionally, both gas and charcoal grills are allowed at #GRIDLIFE in the general camping area. Potable water is available at the RV station located at the west side of the track.
THURSDAY NIGHT PAELLA FEAST
We will be hosting a Paella feast for all attendees with early access passes if you plan to attend and dine with us on Thursday please RSVP HERE.
BEER / ALCOHOL
Open containers of any kind are not permitted at #GRIDLIFE in the paddock or the campground while the track is hot, 9am - 7pm DAILY this is a very important rule and there will be zero tolerance for violations. Additionally as a reminder there are no glass bottles or kegs allowed at GRIDLIFE. We will be searching vehicles at the gate and any glass items will be confescated.
THE NEW TURN 1 FULL SERVICE BAR
New for 2017 we will have a full service bar at turn 1 open from 1:00pm to 1:00am Daily serving Beer / Ciders / Wine & Mixed drinks. All proceeds from the bar go to local Michigan charities.
GRIDLIFE will feature 3 stages running both during the day and into the night on Friday and Saturday. This year we will be running a silent disco both on Thursday night and Friday and Saturday nights until 2:30am The full schedule for all performances is located here.
The track will be hot daily from 9am - 7pm.
Time Attack competition and Drifting take place all 3 days. Awards ceremony for the car show as well as the Time Attack competition will take place on Sunday.
The Car show will take place Saturday from 12 noon until 6pm at central park surrounding the pond in the west end of the paddock. Entrants into the car show will recieve a pre assigned staging space that can be utilized for the entire weekend. For groups planning on staging together please plan on arriving together. All show entries must be parked in the show area from 10am - 7pm on Saturday. Show entrants with camping passes are able to move their vehicles from the show area to the GA camping areas throughout the event.
FAQ's, general rules of the grid, and other information can be found on our website at www.grid.life We will also be broadcasting info schedule changes and more via twitter throughout the weekend. www.twitter.com/tothegrid
Thanks again for all the support this year.