GRIDLIFE MIDWEST FESTIVAL UPDATE
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, as well as the town of South Haven. 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 / THE NEW GATE
All General Admission ticket holders will be entering through our new 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 as in years previous. All GA traffic must travel through the west gate.
The gates for #GRIDLIFE open Thursday at 7:00pm. All 3 Day ticket holders with camping passes are welcome to arrive at that time. Anyone that arrives before then without prior authorization will be turned away. The gates will remain open until 1am Thursday night and will open again at 8:30am each day of the festival and close again at 1:00am Gates will remain open 24 hours for exit. There is no way for us to scan new entries after 1am if you plan on arriving later than 1am please do not come to the track.
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 flavorus.com http://www.flavorus.com/ You can also retrieve your tickets via the flavorus app on iOS and Android. Each person in your party must have a ticket to enter the festival grounds.
ENTERING THE FESTIVAL
The paddock this year will only be open to Drivers and Driver crews. No GA traffic will be allowed to enter the paddock without a paddock or showcase pass. We have added new roads this year to make exit and entry easier, however 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 general campgrounds.
In order to stay on site 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. Camping in the general campgrounds will be first-come-first-served. If you would like to camp with a group please arrive together, there will be no reserving or holding spots. TrackSide and Front40 camping will also be distributed based on arrival. Please plan to arrive with those you wish to camp with.
#GRIDLIFE is a rain or shine event, 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 is very little 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.
FOOD TRUCKS / GRILLS / WATER
#GRIDLIFE will have a large 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.
BEER / ALCOHOL
Open containers of any kind are not permitted at #GRIDLIFE while the track is hot, this is a very important rule and there will be zero tolerance for violations. We will have Beer, ciders & mixed drinks available for purchase in festival central both Friday & Saturday when the track goes cold. Campers are allowed to bring 1 case of beer per camper for the weekend. No excessive cases, kegs or hard liquor will be allowed in the festival grounds. Additionally, no glass containers will allowed. No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted into festival central at any time.
NEW FESTIVAL CENTRAL
The new festival central area at the top of Turn 2 will be the Heart of #GRIDLIFE this year. Adjacent to the food trucks, vendor village and the site of both the main & thunderdome stages as well as great views of the track for all the action all weekend long.
GRIDLIFE will feature 3 stages running both during the day and into the night on Friday and Saturday. Friday's main stage features all live performances with two very exciting acts making their live debut’s here at #GRIDLIFE: Loosid & SMLE. View the entire schedule 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 the south end of the festival. The full schedule for car show including roll in times is located here.
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, without you guys this event would not be possible.