• Time Attack Drivers - THURSDAY 5/30 - 12:00PM South Gate

  • HPDE / Drift Drivers / GLTC Drivers - THURSDAY 5/30 - 2:00PM South Gate

  • VIP Ticket Holders - THURSDAY 5/30 - 3PM West Spectator Gate

  • Early Access Ticket Holders - THURSDAY 5/30 - 5:00PM West Spectator Gate

  • ALL GA Ticket Holders / Carshow Ticket Holders - FRIDAY 5/31 - 8AM West Spectator Gate.




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 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.



There are two gates to enter the Gingerman Raceway Facility. A Spectator Gate (West entrance), and a Driver / Vendor Gate (South Entrance on Phoenix Road). The Spectator Gate has a ticket booth for VIP ticket holders, but due to the narrow road leading to the Festival there is only a single lane fo traffic to reach the gates. We will be searching vehicles at random upon entry be prepared to open your trunk for a quick visual inspection.

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. There will be staff tents and signage to direct you as you enter so keep an eye out and don't hesitate to ask a friendly staff member lots of questions.


Re-entry is available to all festival attendees, but GRIDLIFE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU ARRIVE TO YOUR CAMPSITE WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED to have a great weekend, 24 hrs a day, all weekend long. This year we’ve partnered with “Mr. B’s General Store”, so If you forgot it... they brought it!

If you leave the festival you will have to wait in the full line to re-enter. During peak hours 9am-12pm and 4pm -7pm daily exit privileges will be for emergencies only. Please plan to have everything you need when you arrive.



In order to stay overnight on the festival grounds at GRIDLIFE, you must have both a "3 Day” ticket and a "Camping Pass". Camping is per person and each individual must hold a pass. All camping, except for some RV camping and Glamping, is dry camping. There are no water or electric hookups available for camping. 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. Early Access can get into the festival THURSDAY 5/30 - 5:00PM West Spectator Gate. 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 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. STAY DRY, STAY HAPPY.


#GRIDLIFE Midwest Festival 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. [NEW] Drinkable Water stations will be available to all attendees all weekend.



GRIDLIFE will have 3 bars serving in the concert venue area through the day until 2:00AM. Beverages purchased at the bars can be carried anywhere in the venue concert grounds throughout the day. Campers can bring a limited amount of alcohol with them a max 2 cases per vehicle, no glass bottles or kegs of any kind will be allowed, this will be enforced strictly and items will be confiscated. Attendees cannot bring containers of alcohol in or out of the venue, as this area has a specific liquor license that is limited to the fenced in area. All outside alcoholic beverages need to be contained to the general camp grounds.


The #GRIDLIFE Music and Motorsports Festival has performances both during the day and into the night on Friday and Saturday. Also, after the last act plays, 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.



This year we are excited to bring the #GRIDLIFE Arcade. Enclosed under a 70 Foot tent, the #GRIDLIFE Arcade features multiple gaming lounges, arcade cabinets, vintage games, and will serve as the new home of the #AFTERGRID Silent disco until 2am Friday and Saturday nights. Learn more about the #GRIDLIFE Arcade HERE.


The track will be hot daily from 9am - to about 8pm. Time Attack competition, GRIDLIFE Touring Cup (wheel to wheel racing), 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 full Track schedule is located HERE.



The Car show will take place Saturday from 12 noon until 5:30pm at central park surrounding the pond in the west end of the paddock. Entrants into the car show will receive 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 - 6:30pm 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


Pit bikes are not allowed 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. 


We Love Pups but for the safety of your furries and attendees, Pets will not be allowed at #GRIDLIFE in 2019.  


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.


FAQ's, general rules of the grid, and other information can be found on our website at . People can sign up for SMS Updates to receive information about the Motorsports programming through the weekend (standard data rates apply). Just text “GRIDLIFE” to 90975 for realtime updates.