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The Need-To-Know Before You Go

We can’t wait to see you at The Gorge Amphitheatre! Here’s what to expect when you visit us:

COME RAIN AND/OR SHINE: The show will go on whatever the weather, except for extremely high winds & lightning within a certain proximity. Check our socials for any changes. 

GATE TIMES: Check your specific event page for exact timings. Get here earlier so you can enjoy your night and not be stuck in traffic. With potential traffic delays of up to 4 hours or more, early arrival isn't just a suggestion – it's a concert-saving strategy.

PARKING LOTS: General admission parking comes with your ticket. If you want easier entry and exit, go for Star, Star Plus or Plaza parking!

WHEN YOU GET HERE: You know the drill—metal detectors, maybe a pat down, and a bag check if you’ve got one. Be prepped—check out our bag policy, and what you can and cannot bring in our FAQs.

MOBILE ENTRY ONLY: Before you head to the venue, download your tickets to your phone on the Live Nation app. More info on mobile tickets here. Your phone is your ticket.

CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS ONLY: We’re a cash-free venue. If you arrive without a debit or credit card, head to a cash-to-card booth and they’ll exchange cash for card (for free & with no fees). 

BOX OFFICE: Open two hours before gates open until 10pm. Festival Box Office hours do vary, please search your festival's site for more info!

THE MERCH: Find your favorite artist's merch & Gorge merch at our merch booths in multiple places throughout the venue

RECYCLING: You’ll find recycling bins throughout the venue.

Due to large crowds and high traffic, be sure to leave early and give yourself plenty of time at the venue. Increase your phone screen brightness to assist with scanning. Lastly, make sure you have a fully charged battery!

Items ALLOWED to be brought into venue:

  • ONLY small clutches, wristlets, or fanny packs no bigger than 6”x 9” OR clear plastic bags NO BIGGER than 12"x12"x6” will be allowed inside. Camelbacks/ hydration packs are permitted with the restriction of 2 pockets max. No sewn-in packs are permitted, and they cannot be part of a large backpack. All hydration packs must be completely empty on entry to the venue.

  • Lawn Chairs - no higher than 9 inches off the ground

  • Cameras – nonprofessional only, no detachable lenses

  • Food – in a clear, 1-gallon Ziploc bag

  • Water – an empty plastic water bottle OR up to 1 gallon of water in a plastic factory sealed bottle is permitted

  • Blankets

Items NOT ALLOWED to be brought into the venue:

  • Drones

  • Weapons of any kind

  • Alcohol & Illegal drugs/substances

  • Glass Containers and Cans

  • Hard sided/large coolers

  • Average sized bags/backpacks; please refer to our Bag Policy

  • Large or oversized bags/backpacks, such as luggage, duffel bags, or industrial/camping-sized backpacks; please refer to our Bag Policy

  • Laser pointers

  • GoPro style cameras

  • Animals (except service animals)

  • Fireworks