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THE #GRIDLIFE CODE

#GRIDLIFE is all about the merging of multiple automotive cultures. Bringing everyone together on common ground for 3 days of Music, Motorsports, and Automotive passion. We work incredibly hard to make sure #GRIDLIFE is an amazing experience for everyone that attends and following these guiding principles will ensure you and everyone around you has the best possible time at #GRIDLIFE.

BE PREPARED

#GRIDLIFE is a multi day event. It's best to plan ahead and equip yourself and your campsite with everything you need for the weekend. Hydration, sunscreen, rain gear, chairs, coolers, backup power for your devices, etc. You don't want to spend the whole fest at the Wal-Mart. 


DON'T OVERDO IT

It's easy to get carried away with a good time. We've all been there, just try not to do it on the grid. Pace yourself throughout the weekend. You don't want to turn up too hard on Saturday and then forget to turn in during the first session on Sunday. 

BE A FAMILY

Respect is number one on the grid. Take care of your friends and make an effort to make new friends. #GRIDLIFE works because of mutual respect shared across the festival. Watch out for your neighbors and be an example of positivity for everyone you meet.
 


DON'T BE THAT GUY

Thinking about driving your silver STI around and stealing coolers? Or doing a sweet ass burnout by your camp site?Don't. You're ruining it for everyone. There are bad apples in every bunch. Try not to be the bad apple in yours and if you must do a burnout, save it for the Wal-Mart parking lot.

STAY STOKED

#GRIDLIFE is for positivity and good times only. Leave the negative vibes, internet tolling, and hateraid at home. Spend 3 days hanging with your friends exchanging high fives, helping others out, and getting down on the track, in the show, and at the concerts. 
 


KEEP IT CLEAN

Respect the racetrack, respect the staff, respect your neighbors, and keep your spot clean. Pick up after yourself and remind others to do the same. Hosting an event like this is a privilege we don't want to lose. It's up to all of us to leave the track as we found it, if not better.

FESTIVAL INFO

EVENT LOCATION

#GRIDLIFE Music & Motorsports MidWest Festival will take place over 3 Days: June 9-11 2017 at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI. Gingerman is just 2 Hours from Chicago, 2.25 hours from Detroit, and 3 hours from Indianapolis. 

GA TICKETS

All attendees are required to have a GA Ticket to enter the raceway. GA is included in all Show entries, HPDE,  DRIFT,  and Time Attack Tickets with the exception of single Day HPDE. All attendees will need to arrive with their ticket printed or available on their mobile device. 

GATES & BOX OFFICE

We will be utilizing two gates for entry this year for #GRIDLIFE. The main (South) gate will be used for drivers, vendors, staff, and artists only. The West gate will be used for all spectators, show participants, and campers. The west gate is located on 62nd street. You will be redirected to the West gate if attempting to enter through the Main Gate. 

GATE HOURS

Vendors will be able to access the grounds beginning at 3:00pm on Thursday. The gate hours for spectators for the weekend will be as follows. Thursday 7:00pm - 12:00am / Friday 9:00am - 1:00am / Saturday 9:00am - 1:00am / Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Vendors will be able to access the grounds beginning at 3:00pm on Thursday. The gate hours for spectators for the weekend will be as follows: Thursday* 7:00pm - 12:00am / Friday 9:00am - 1:00am / Saturday 9:00am - 1:00am / /Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

*Early Access pass required for arrival on Thursday. 

CAN GRIDLIFE SELL OUT?

Absolutely. Just like any concert, #GRIDLIFE has a limited capacity and most likely will sell out ahead of time. 

WEATHER

#GRIDLIFE is a rain or shine event, on-track as well as off-track activities will take place regardless of weather. Be prepared for hot days, cool nights and a chance of rain. Or maybe cool days and freezing nights, with 22 hours of straight rain, stranger things have happened. This is the midwest after all. No refunds will be granted due to weather. 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

We will have a number of food vendors at #GRIDLIFE this year including vegetarian and vegan options and meals for all times of day:  breakfast, lunch, dinner, and some late night snacks. There will be bars at the #AFTERGRID stage each night of the festival. No outside beverages will be allowed in the concert field. Alcoholic beverages will be permitted only when the track is not active. No Alcohol consumption is permitted by any attendees while the track is hot. Anyone consuming alcoholic beverages purchased or brought may be required to go through ID check and receive a wristband verifying that they are of age.

GENERAL STORE

This year we will have a general store for all the items you may have forgotten at home and a few other essentials.

CELL PHONE CHARGING

Please plan to bring your own back up batteries and charging for digital devices. We will have portable power items for sale.

MEDICAL

We will have medical staff available 24 hours a day throughout the festival. If you have an EMERGENCY, find a staff person with a radio or go to the nearest security station.

ZERO TOLERANCE 

The use of illegal drugs or substances is not permitted. Anyone using illegal substance will be subject to removal for the remainder of the weekend and no refund will be issued.

WHAT TO BRING

Water / water bottles / Rain Gear / Extra Shoes / Bug spray / Chairs / Blanket / Sunscreen / Hat / Umbrella / Pop up tent / flag or balloon for your camp site, village / Camera / Ear Plugs / Trash Bags / Tents, camping gear / Snacks / Good Attitude / etc.

PARKING

Parking will be split into Drivers & General Attendees. The only attendees allowed to park in the primary paddock are FULL WEEKEND HPDE, TIME ATTACK & DRIFT participants. The Paddock will be divided into 12'x70' plots: one per driver. Non-Camping GA attendees will be able to park in the GA parking lot just west of the main paddock. There is no camping allowed in the general parking lot and non camping spectators must leave the grounds by 2am each night.

CAMPING

Overnight camping is an additional charge. Every person who is camping overnight will need to purchase a camping pass in addition to your driver registration or general admission ticket. The only attendees allowed to camp in the primary paddock are FULL WEEKEND HPDE, TIME ATTACK & DRIFT participants. Spectator camping is available in the off grid campground areas on the north side of the facility adjacent to turn 2. All of the track side camping spots will be pre-reserved ahead of time for an additional fee. Crew camping will also be available for those that wish to camp closer to the primary paddock (Front 40 and Paddock camping will be a quite zone with a strict 12:30am noise ordinance).

PIT BIKES AND PERSONAL TRANSPORTS

Pit bikes are not allowed in the general spectator areas at #GRIDLIFE. Bicycles, skateboards, swagways, etc. are all permitted. Any motorized vehicles such as scooters, quads, etc are not. Scooters that have been used as primary transport into the festival or as show vehicles are allowed but must be driven at 10mph inside the venue. Any vehicles that are seen in violation of this rule may be impounded for the duration of the weekend. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow attendees. 

RV'S & CAMPERS

RV'S and Campers are permitted at #GRIDLIFE and require a $50 RV pass for the weekend. RV parking is dry camping so there will be no water/sewer/electrical hookups in the RV area. Please bring enough gas and water for the weekend. There is a fresh water/dumping station located on the racetrack grounds.

RACE TRAILERS

All paddock spots will have space for your car and trailer. If you are bringing an RV or would rather put your trailer elsewhere and pack your spot full of friends, we will have a separate safe place to stash race trailers for the weekend. 

PETS

It is not advised to bring pets to #GRIDLIFE, however, if you choose, you may bring your dog. Pets must be attended and leashed at all times. Do not leave your pet at your camping area unattended while you wander about. No excessive barking will be tolerated. You must clean up after your pet. Additionally, pets will not be allowed in the concert field or in the race paddock at any time. In other words, it's best if you leave the pup at home.  

VEHICLE MOVEMENT

The only vehicles permitted to be moving around the facilities in the primary paddock are driver vehicles. There is no pop up limbo or cruising the grounds permitted. Additionally, there will be no vehicle movement permitted after 12:00am unless you are leaving the festival grounds. 

THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU KICKED OUT

We want you to have a good time and it's okay to get excited about #GRIDLIFE. But before you express that excitement, know what forms of expression can get you booted and banned. Burnouts, Revving, donuts in the grass, cooler smashing, neighbor harassing, S*it talking, fighting, thievery, excessive noise, banned substances, weapons, hot dog (or other) unapproved vending, late night 2 stepping, drinking while the track is hot, and excessive party fouls. Basically don't be a dummy. 



THE NO LIST

  • NO FIREWORKS
  • NO WEAPONS
  • NO DOUBT
  • NO SCRUBS
  • NO LAWN DONUTS
  • NO KEGS OR EXCESSIVE CASES OF BEER
  • NO SPRAY PAINT
  • NO VEHICLE MOVEMENT AFTER 12:00 AM (UNLESS YOU ARE LEAVING THE FESTIVAL)
  • NO FLOATING LANTERN THINGS - WHATEVER THOSE ARE.
  • NO DIGGITY
  • IF YOU HAVE TO ASK, THE ANSWER IS PROBABLY NO
  • NO BURNOUTS
  • NO REVVING
  • NO FIGHTING
  • NO DRUG USE OR POSSESSION
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING
  • NO TROLLING
  • NO THIEVERY
  • NO SPEEDING IN THE PITS (5 MPH EVERYWHERE ALL VEHICLES)
  • NO LASER POINTERS
  • NO GLASS CONTAINERS
  • NO FIRES
  • NO ROLLING IN THE PADDOCK (UNLESS YOUR ROLLING TO GRID)

CAMPING QUESTIONS?

There is a lot more info about camping on our camping page. CHECK IT OUT!