Venue Details - A to Z guide
For all general venue related topics please refer to the A-Z Venue info tab
To purchase camping tickets for all Gorge events - please click here
Dave Matthews Band
Fri, Aug 30th - Sat, Aug 31st & Sun, Sep 1st
Camping Opens - Thursday August 29th at 3:00pm
Show Days -
Parking Opens 1:00pm
Box Office Opens 2:00pm
Doors Open - 3:00pm
Showtime - 5:00pm
Latest Info and show alerts can be found on our facebook page
GORGE NEWS - during the Dave Matthews Band weekend there will be special showings of the documentary "Enormous - The Gorge Story"
There will be screenings late night Thursday and after the show Saturday & Sunday.
Tickets for the documentary are available here. Please note that concert tickets for DMB do not get you entry to the documentary, a seperate ticket is required.
Please note that some of the rules of entry may have changed from prior years.
Of note, bags, backpacks or tote bags may not exceed 16" x 16" x 8" when filled. People with bags larger than this will be required to return their bag to their vehicle or camp site.Should you bring a bag, it will be searched and may slow down your entry time.
Wagons, with or without children will not be allowed in.
Be prepared for inspection as you enter the facility. This inspection will include the use of metal detectors. If you have a pacemaker or some other reason that may prevent you from going through a metal detector, please alert a member of the security team and a pat-down search can be used instead.
There may be variances on certain shows - Please check the A to Z guide and day of show information for more guidance-
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Information on camping can be found by CLICKING HERE.
NEW for select shows - EASY CAMPING - take the hassle out of camping, just show up with your Easy Camping Ticket and we will provide you with
- A pre-set Gorge branded souvenir tent for 2 persons
- 2 single size air mattresses
- 2 Gorge branded sleeping bags
- 2 pillows and pillow cases
- 1 tent lock
- You get to keep it all and take it home with you
- more info - click here...
Glamorous Camping, enjoy your camping experience with a touch of style, no tent to pitch, no air mattress to fight with, we've got it all covered for you in one of our furnished Glamping Cottages. Email us at Gorge.Info@livenation.com for more information on Glamping
Gorge Oasis Campsites are available for select shows. All Gorge Oasis experiences include bag service, furnished canvas tent, 24/7 concierge service and access to the exclusive Oasis Lounge Area.
Potable water stands (Hydration Stations) are available throughout the venue. You may bring an empty water container in with you or you can purchase one of our refillable water bottles.
Marijuana Laws & Drug Policy
Marijuana is not allowed to be brought into the Gorge. Many people now assume they are free to use marijuana following the recent changes in the law. But it is unlawful to open a package containing marijuana, or consume marijuana in view of the general public. A person who violates this law is guilty of a class 3 civil infraction – the use or display of Marijuana at the Gorge is prohibited. Unsure on the law - GO HERE for a FAQ sheet.
The Gorge Amphitheatre and Campgrounds have a zero tolerance policy for any and all illegal drugs, uniformed and non uniformed officers patrol the grounds.
Patrons that wish to bring Drones or remote controlled Aircraft, Toys or Cars, Hoverboards, Motorized scooters, ATV's and Golf Carts should note that these items are NOT permitted in the Campground or Amphitheatre.
ENORMOUS: The Gorge Story
Check out the trailer to a new documentary all about the early days of the Gorge and how it evolved - there will be some really cool stuff in the finished product. It will be a must see for all our Gorge friends.
update - The Documentary is finished and is doing the rounds of the Film Festivals - AND - it is picking up awards and receiving critical acclaim. Stay tuned for information on when and how it will be available for public viewing.
- Ticketing- ADA tickets can be purchased online via www.livenation.com. You do not need to call the box office to place an order as all of our accessible tickets are available through www.livenation.com. Look for the logo on the Find Tickets page to view all available accessible seats. We do have accessible seating in every price range, but be advised it does occasionally sell out. We have very limited seating available for guests on the day of the event so please make sure you purchase accessible seating when you order tickets.
- Day of Show Parking- Accessible Parking is located outside the main gates, enter Gate B. You will need to have a valid and current accessible placard in order to park in this lot, but please be advised that parking is limited. If you do not absolutely need accessible parking- please park in the general lots.
- Accessible Stations- if you have questions or need assistance we have a table staffed with customer service employees to help answer questions related to seating or other accommodations. These stations are located at the main entrance and in the Guest Service booth to the right of the main stage.
- Unexpected Needs- if you have had an injury or illness that prevents you from using the original seat you purchased we strongly recommend going through www.livenation.com to exchange all tickets for accessible. We will have a very limited number of seats available on the day of the show for such issues, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to seat you. Please remember that accessible seating permits for the guest with the accessible need and one companion.
- Interpreter Requests- if you will need an interpreter for an event please give us at least 2 weeks notice to secure. Guests that request an interpreter will need to pick up their tickets at will call. When the tickets are picked up we will introduce you to your interpreter for the evening and take you to your seats. There is no charge for interpreter services. Please call 206 670 3440 to arrange for an interpreter for your visit.
- Accommodations- all venue bathrooms, concession stands, and merchandise stands are accessible. The majority of Gorge restrooms are portajons.
- The natural terrain of the Gorge is rough and hilly. For those needing assistance, a special services vehicle can transport physically challenged patrons from the main gate to a drop off point close to the lower bowl. There is also a special services vehicle available to transport disabled patrons from the campground to the Amphitheatre. Space is limited to the one disabled guest and one aide/companion. At the conclusion of the show, shuttles from the venue back to the main entrance and campground maybe available.
- Service animals or those in training for guests with disabilities are allowed in the Gorge. All other animals are prohibited.
- Bags/back packs no larger than 16"x16"x8"
- Cameras – nonprofessional only, no detachable lenses
- Food – in a clear, 1-gallon ziplock bag
- Lawn Chairs – low profile (seat no more than 9 inches off the ground) *subject to change per event, check the Day of Show tab .
- Water – up to 1 gallon in a factory sealed or empty bottle
- Weapons of any kind,
- Illegal drugs/substances,
- Glass containers,
- Hard sided/large coolers,
- Large or oversized bags/back packs, such as luggage, duffel bags, or industrial/camping-sized back packs, larger than 16"x16"x8".
- Laser pointers,
- Animals (except service animals),
Physical Address- 754 Silica Rd. NW, George, WA 98848
Mailing Address- 754 Silica Rd. NW, George, WA 98848
The Gorge offers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages for purchase during your time at the venue. You are not permitted to bring any alcoholic beverages into the venue. A valid and current Driver License or State ID card is required to purchase alcohol- guests will be required to show ID every time they purchase.
All Access Passes
All Access passes or Backstage Passes are not available for purchase. Visit www.livenation.com to view any VIP packages that may involve a meet and greet or additional access. The venue box office does not sell any meet and greet, backstage or venue passes.
Like many venues and other large places of assembly, the Gorge has a “no pets” policy. However, Live Nation’s policy explicitly permits guests with disabilities who use dogs as service animals. The Gorge’s policy, consistent with ADA’s revised guidelines, defines “service animal” as limited to a dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the individual’s disability.
The Gorge requires, consistent with the ADA, that service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents him or her from using these devices. Individuals who cannot use such devices must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective methods.
We have multiple ATM's on site located near Hilltop Concessions at the top of the lawn and adjacent to the Fresh Market stand near the lower plaza.
If any assistance is needed with your vehicle please contact your normal Emergency Assistance provider. The Gorge does not have tow or lockout services on site. Emergency assistance vehicles are permitted on property to assist with lockouts, jumps or tows but the guest will need to arrange for such services.
All bags are subject to search upon entry. Guest have the right to refuse a bag search and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue please return them to your vehicle. Please notethe maximum allowed size for bags is 16" x 16" x 8".
Banners and Signs
Signs larger than 8.5 X 11 in are not permitted into the venue. This size is a standard sheet of paper. We do not allow in banners or signs that are larger than this due to the potential to block other guests view of the performance. All signs must be appropriate in nature and not be a distraction to the artist.
The box office is located by the main gate and will not be open for the season until May, it is only open on event days. All tickets can be purchased via www.livenation.com or over the phone through Ticketmaster.
Normal Box Office Hours are: Box Office is closed except on show days
Day of Show Box Office Hours are: from when parking lots open
SUBJECT TO CHANGE- The standard venue policy allows camera phones, disposable cameras, and small digital cameras. Any camera that has a detachable lens will be considered professional and not allowed in. If the camera lens zooms out of the camera more than 1 in- it will be considered a professional camera and will not be allowed in. Some artists do not permit cameras so please check back for the show you will be attending to ensure that we will be allowing cameras in.
Cancelations will only occur in the event of severe weather, artist cancelation, or an act of God. In the event of a cancelation local media will be notified and any information about a potential reschedule will be made available. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Generally cell phones are permitted in the venue. On occasions, comedy shows in particular, cell phones usage may not be allowed due to artist requests.
Except when stated, most of our events are all ages. Children 2 and under do not require a ticket, but must sit on a parent's lap. Events with age restrictions include but are not limited to Paradiso, Bass Canyon and Above & Beyond. Please read the rules carefully when purchasing tickets.
Conceal and Carry
The Gorge does not allow weapons on our property. Guests should follow all applicable laws regarding securing a weapon in a vehicle if they have it on them when they arrive. The venue will not secure weapons and will take no responsibility for any weapons left in vehicles.
The Gorge offers a wide variety of concession options through the venue. This includes cheeseburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, candy, popcorn, fountain soda (Pepsi Products), water, and Red Bull.
Concessions are located throughout the venue.
Venue Phone number – 206 607 3440
Venue Email – GorgeInfo@LiveNation.com
Venue Address- 754 Silica Rd. NW, George, WA 98848
Credit/ Debit Cards
All main concession stands take Visa/ MasterCard / Discover and American Express. Smaller stands and portable concessions may be cash only. See ATM's for locations on site. All merchandise stands take all major credit cards.
Our concessionaire offers free fountain sodas to guests that commit to be the designated driver for their party. Please visit the designated driver booth at the Guest Services location to the right of the main stage.
Guests are permitted to bring in One (1) factory sealed bottle of water up to one gallon in size. This policy is subject to change based on artist requests or safety considerations. Aluminum bottles, refillable plastic water bottles are permitted. Camelbacks are not permitted.
Water fountains are located throughout the venue.
In the event of an emergency while on site- The Gorge has trained paramedics to assist with any medical issues. First aid is located in the lower plaza, above The Gorge Grill, but any staff member with a radio can dispatch First Aid to the location needed. Local law enforcement officers are also on site for every event and can assist if needed or requested. Venue management works closely with all appropriate emergency agencies and services to ensure that we are up to date on any dangerous weather or potential crowd related issues. In the event of a weather emergency- we will communicate with guests that are inside of the facility as well as guests on their way to the venue.
The venue begins hiring for each season in early March. If you are interested in working for the venue please visit:
There are a total of two entrance gates to the facility. Main Entrance Gates are available for use regardless of the ticket type. Box & Season seat holders have a separate entry gate located in Plaza Parking area. All guests using this gate must be VIP clients and have the appropriate ticket.
A complete listing of events can be found at https://www.livenation.com/venues/14067/gorge-amphitheatre
If you need assistance while at an event please visit our guest services areas located (insert location description)
The Gorge will do our best to get any fan mail sent to the venue to the appropriate parties. We cannot guarantee that any package or letter will be given to an artist. We recommend visiting the artist’s website and sending any items to their designated address. We are not responsible for returning anything that is sent to the venue for an artist.
Parking lots will generally open 2 hours prior to our scheduled gate time. Gate times vary, but are usually 90 minutes prior to show time. Please check the specific event page as these dates are subject to change. Please do not attempt to enter the venue any earlier than the designated times as you will be turned around and told to return when the parking lots open.
Group Ticket Sales
The Gorge does not offer group ticket sales. If you have a large party that will be attending the show the only option would be to contact our Premium Seating Department at 206 802 3123. Premium Seating sells all VIP boxes, suites, and clubs at the venue that can accommodate larger parties than the standard ticket limit.
Guests are expected to behave respectfully and in accordance with venue policy, state and local laws. Any guest that is acting in a manner that venue management deems unsafe can be subject to eviction. If a guest violates a state or local law they will be subject to any tickets or punishment deemed necessary by local law enforcement.
Guests with Disabilities
The Gorge strives to ensure that all of our guests have a great time at our venue. If you need additional assistance while you are here please make sure you let us know.
Guests that require assisted listening devices can contact our venue office prior to the event to arrange for a device. Please give us at least 2 days notice. Guests that require interpreter service can call the venue and arrange this for any event. We need at least 2 weeks notice to secure an interpreter. We can be reached at 206 607 3440
Items ALLOWED to be brought in to venue:
subject to change per event, please check the Day of Show tab
Items NOT-ALLOWED to be brought in to venue include, but are not limited to:
subject to change per event, please check the Day of Show tab
The lawn is always first come, first serve. Guests may notice a row or seat number on their lawn ticket, but that is only used for tracking purposes. There are no assigned seats on the lawn.
Lawn Chair Rental
Lawn chairs are available for rent for $10 per chair. Guests are able to bring their own lawn chairs for most events, but the seat must be no higher than 9 inches off the ground. Please no high back folding chairs. Chairs may not be available or permitted at certain events, call 206 607 3440 with any questions. Please always be considerate of those around you, if a chair is blocking someone elses view you may be asked to discontinue using it.
Lost or Stolen Tickets
Please report any lost or stolen tickets to Ticketmaster as soon as you are aware they are missing or destroyed. If a ticket needs to be reprinted during the event- guests can visit the box office and have their ticket reprinted for a fee.
Lost and Found
If you have lost an item at the Gorge please contact GorgeInfo@livenation.com or call 206 607 3446.
Media Relations / Press Passes
Any media inquiries need to be directed to our Local Office – 206 802 3120
Maps and Directions
Taking I-90 East Exit 143 may lead to delays due to congestion, so we recommend you consider this alternate route:
From Seattle area:
I-90 E to Exit 149
Turn left onto WA-281 N
Turn left onto Beverly Burke Rd N
Turn right onto Baseline Rd
Turn right onto Silica Rd NW
Additional Traffic Info:
Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the Gorge, and check for the latest traffic alerts before leaving. Traffic can be heavy prior to and after events, so please be patient, follow the instructions given by police and staff, and be respectful of our neighbors' properties.
We encourage all of our fans to be environmentally conscious and carpool whenever possible. Carpooling is a fun and efficient way to travel. You get to hang out with your friends on the way to and from the venue, and there are fewer cars on the road- everybody wins!
First Aid is located to the right of the Gorge Grill. We have trained medical personnel that are able to assist with any issue you encounter. We have ambulances on site throughout the duration of the event that can transport guests if needed. If you have medication that you need stored in a refrigerator please go to The Medical Center and our medical staff will assist you. If you have a condition that requires you to use a needle for medication while you are here- please do so in our medical center so the syringe can be properly disposed of.
It is recommended that guests bringing medication into the venue for necessary or possible administration during the show utilize or have with them the original container and/or label pertaining to the prescription, or other form of documentation or confirmation of personal medical use, which may be requested of the guest for examination and verification by venue staff or security.
Merchandise will be available for all concerts at our Concert Gear booths located throughout the venue. For Festival shows- there will be merchandise located throughout the facility and sold by various vendors. All concert gear is property of the artist and the venue has no responsibility related to the craftsmanship or style of any merchandise. Please make sure you check that you have the correct size and there are no defects in the shirt before you walk away from the stand. The venue cannot assist with replacing or refunding any merchandise after the event has ended.
There is no overnight parking permitted in the venue parking lots. Any unauthorized vehicles on site prior to an event or after an event will be towed at the owners expense. There is a campground available for overnight stays adjacent to the venue - www.gorgecamping.com.
Day parking for concerts is accessible off of Silica Rd. via Gate A. Upgraded parking is available in our Star and Plaza lots by entering through Gate B. ADA parking is also accessible via Gate B.
Local law enforcement are on site for every event and are responsible for directing all traffic into the venue. On Duty law enforcement officers are the only individuals able to carry a weapon on our property. We do not allow conceal and carry weapons to be brought onto our property nor will we secure them.
Premium / VIP Seating
If you are interested in purchasing a floor box, season seats or club access for the season please contact our PSS department at www.livenationpremiumtickets.com. Neither the venue receptionists nor the box office can answer questions regarding pricing or availability for these boxes.
Star Parking is available for most events. The price will vary based on event. This can be purchased prior to the show via www.livenation.com or on site at the venue. Star Parking is located via Gate B off Silica Rd.. Star Parking does not guarantee early exit out of the parking lot.
There is no public transportation close to the Gorge.
The Gorge participates in a venue wide recycling program. You will find recycling bins located though-out the venue. Please recycle where possible.
Restrooms are located throughout the venue, for the most part restrooms at the Gorge are the portajon style bathroom.
Scalping or reselling tickets is strictly prohibited on the property of the venue. Any guest caught selling tickets on property will be turned over to local law enforcement.
When coming through the gates, please plan on security using metal detectors and/or a physical pat down for our search procedures. All bags are subject to inspection. If you have a medical reason for not wanting to be searched via metal detectors, please visit our First Aid station above the Gorge Grill and they will give you an alternative to our metal detectors. More information can be found here https://www.livenation.com/venueguidelines/
Re-Entry is not permitted at The Gorge except on selected festival events. Please chaeck the official festival website for variances to this polic if any. Ensure that everything you will need for the event is brought in with you. If you do leave at any point in the evening you will not be allowed back in without a new ticket.
Venue security and law enforcement are located throughout the facility to ensure a safe and secure environment. All security personnel are wearing white shirts and can assist with any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact our on-site staff if any assistance is needed.
Your safety and security are most important to us. The following details will outline our general venue’s guidelines:
It is illegal to smoke in all indoor public places and workplaces in Washington State.
While we do not restrict smoking on the lawn- if guests around you are complaining we will ask you to smoke in the plazas. We appreciate your cooperation.
Sponsorship / Hand Outs
All sponsorship inquiries should be directed to our office- please call 206 802 3120 and ask to speak with someone in sponsorship. Any handouts or presence on site needs to be cleared with venue sponsorship. If you do not have permission to be on site you will be escorted off property.
Are not permitted because there is nowhere for them to be stored. The lawn has an incline that makes it unsafe for strollers to be on the lawn.
There are no taxi services in the immediate vicinity of the Gorge
Some shows do allow audio recording so please contact us prior to the event you are attending to confirm if this will be allowed.
Traffic is controlled by local law enforcement and the venue. If there are any major traffic issues that will impact the start of the event we will post this information on our social media pages.
Large umbrellas are never permitted in the venue. Small parasol type shades may be permitted on a show by show basis, please call 206 607 3440 for information specific the show.
The VIP Club at the Gorge is known as "The Cliff House". It is located to the left of the main stage as you look at it in the far corner with the most spectacular views across the Columbia Gorge. The Cliff House is air conditioned with flushing rest rooms, a full service bar and an outdoor grill serving up special menu items.
The VIP lots are located in Plaza Parking for most events, certain festival evcents VIP parking may be relocated to an alternative convenient area. Your VIP hang tag will have the correct information for that specific event. Guests must have a pass or be on the parking list to access these lots. Guests can enter through Gate B and be directed to these lots.
All shows will go on rain or shine. However, in the event of severe weather we will keep our fans notified via our social media pages.
An event may be delayed, postponed, or cancelled depending on the severity of the weather expected.
Will call tickets are available for pickup at the box office located just to the North of the main entrance. Please make sure that you have a photo ID matching the purchasers name to pick up tickets. Any name changes need to go through Ticketmaster Customer Service- 800-653-8000.
Guests are not permitted to put tickets in will call for other guests to pick up. You will need to arrange to meet your party at the facility to deliver tickets.
If tickets or passes are being left for you- they will only be left at the box office. This includes meet and greet passes, backstage passes, press passes, and tickets from the tour or other promotional company. We do not get these tickets until the day of the event close to doors so please do not try to pick them up earlier. If your tickets/passes are not in will call you will need to contact the person that left them for you to determine where they are. The box office cannot contact any member of the tour for you.