ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
The use or possession of any illegal drugs or marijuana will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Narcotics officers will be working both areas and enforcing all drug related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances including marijuana to the event as violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you are found intoxicated at the door security will not allow you to enter the venue. Event staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone. Please come with a smile and be prepared to enjoy a day and night of music, dancing, and the transformed environment of Paradiso.
SAFETY & MEDICAL
We make every effort to create a safe environment. Public and private security, medical staff, as well as USC’s Conscious Crew will be present throughout the entire event. The campgrounds will include both an EMT/Paramedic staffed medical tent and a Conscious Crew safety & awareness tent. In addition to the main medical building, there will also be additional satellite first aid stations located through the venue. If you need any assistance please look for medical tent(s), seek out someone from the event staff team or a Conscious Crew member.
The Gorge Campground is conveniently located adjacent to the Amphitheatre. There is a pathway that connects the two; those camping in the Premier or Terrace sections will have access to a shuttle service. The campground will open at 1:00pm on Thursday June 14th. All sites must be vacated by 12:00pm noon on Sunday June 17th. Unofficial parties, large gatherings, sound systems, stage set ups, non-authorized vending etc. will not be allowed. Visit www.gorgecamping.com for more information on the rules of the campground. Camping must be purchased separately from your event ticket and will be available in 2018.
Lines to enter the campground on both Thursday and Friday will be long and could take hours. Come prepared for long lines. It takes time to search, and process each and every vehicle into the campgrounds. Again, lines to enter the campground on both Thursday and Friday will be long and could take hours, without exception.
SECURITY & ENTRY
Everyone will be searched upon entry. You will need to empty your pockets and have all items examined. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. We highly recommend arriving early to avoid peak time lines.
Enhanced security efforts will be in place throughout the entire weekend. A team of safety officers will be patrolling the venue, campgrounds, and parking lots around the clock to ensure a safe and secure festival experience for all.
BOX OFFICE & HOURS
The Gorge Box Office is located near the Gorge Amphitheatre main entrance and will be open for will call each show day at 12:00pm and close at 10:00pm. Additionally, Thursday night campers will be able to pick up will call tickets starting at 12:00pm – 10:00pm.
FREE WATER STATIONS
Keeping hydrated is a major part of attending any festival! Started at FreakNight 2013, USC has made the commitment to provide free water stations at all USC festivals, including Paradiso!
Unlike other water delivery systems that merely dispense municipal water, our water refill stations are fitted with state of the art filtration systems including ultraviolet sterilization.
Staying hydrated is key to busting a move all night long! You will be able to purchase a reusable, customized water bottle from any USC merchandise booth inside the festival. These are allowed at all future festivals and may be refilled for free at the water stations for the lifetime of the bottle. Buy it once and never pay for water at another USC festival again! Additionally plastic water bottles purchased inside The Gorge Amphitheatre can be refilled for free at the water stations. Remember, the reusable bottles not only save your body, but save our environment by reducing the number of plastic bottles used at any given festival!
Multiple stations will be scattered throughout the venue. All stations will be easily identifiable on festival maps, with smiling volunteers standing by to keep you hydrated in paradise!
There will be ATMs located around the venue. ATM locations will be marked on the map you receive when entering the event.
The USC Merch Booth(s) can be found on the event map and will have a variety of t-shirts, jackets, backpacks, sweatshirts, USC Water Bottles and more.
A shuttle for the physically challenged will transport patrons from the main entrance to and from a drop off point near the main stage accessible area.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other side of the festival experience? We’re looking for passionate and hardworking volunteers to fill various positions for our upcoming Paradiso Festival. From the water stations to our Conscious Crew and event setup/teardown, each volunteer has a special role in creating a fun and safe experience for our guests. Prior volunteer experience for music events or medical training is preferred but not required.
Contact us at Volunteer@uscevents.com to find out more and how to get involved.
IMPORTANT things to include in your email:
Your availability (June 14th-June 17th)
Age (must be 18+)
Prior event experience (if any)
The parking lot gates open at 11:00am on each day of the show. The Gorge Amphitheatre has ample on-site parking. Parking areas are well marked, lighted and secure. Designated parking areas for physically challenged patrons are available. (Follow signage). No overnight parking is permitted in the parking lots. By order of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, there is no parking on county roads or private property leading to or adjacent to the venue. The county ordinances also strictly prohibit the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the parking lot, and these laws will be strictly enforced.
– You cannot overnight park in the parking lots.
– You cannot leave a car in the parking lots and join a camping group. You will need to purchase a camping pass and bring your car into the camping area.
– You cannot sleep/camp in you car if it is in the parking lots.
Drinks are available for purchase at the concession stands and on-site stores. Beer and sprits may be purchased and consumed on-site at licensed locations only by adults displaying valid age-ID during hours of operation. No beverages may be brought from the outside onto Amphitheater grounds except one 20oz factory sealed bottle of water. Free water refill stations will be available all over the Amphitheatre grounds.
The Gorge has a wide variety of food and snacks available conveniently located all around the Amphitheatre. There are vegetarian options as well as the standard fare.