Volunteers keep the festival going! MeadowGrass would not be possible without the help of dedicated folks working at the front gate, parking, camping, guest services and more. Shifts may begin as early as 7 a.m. Some shifts may not end until midnight. We also need help with set-up during the week before the festival and help with tear-down on Monday, May 30. Go to our volunteer page here.
Volunteers must be able to commit to and work at least one full four-hour shift. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have their own reliable transportation to and from the festival.
Volunteering comes with the following perks:
These sponsors make MeadowGrass 2016 possible:
Start the festival season off right with one of Colorado’s most eclectic music festivals, held annually over Memorial Day weekend at beautiful La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in Black Forest. Located between Colorado Springs and Denver, MeadowGrass is the perfect getaway for families and music lovers. The festival will feature performances from more than 20 national, regional and local artists, music workshops, yoga, kids’ activities, and camping. Join us to discover why MeadowGrass has been named “Best Music Festival” by readers of the Colorado Springs Independent year after year. The complete lineup will be announced in February 2016.
What is the refund policy?
The festival takes place rain or shine; tickets are non-refundable.
When do early bird ticket sales end?
Early bird ticket sales end on February 29, 2016 or when the allotted number of each ticket type is sold out, whichever comes first.
What are my transport/parking options for the event?
ALL motor vehicles entering La Foret must present a valid parking pass in order to come on to the property, with the exception of vehicles that contain four or more adult ticket holders (age 13 and older). Children 12 and under do not count toward free carpool parking. Parking on-site is extremely limited due to our efforts to preserve the central meadow at La Foret. There is no free remote parking option at La Foret this year. If you do not have a valid parking pass, you will not be permitted to drive on to the festival property. You must affix your parking sticker to your windshield. Vehicles without a valid parking pass will be towed. Parking is assigned on a space available basis. VIP tickets include preferred parking at no extra charge.
When do the gates open?
The front gates will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27 for vendors (with a valid parking pass) to come in and set up. Campers may enter the property (with a valid parking pass) at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27. Non-campers may enter beginning at noon on Friday, May 27. The gates will open at 9:30 a.m. to everyone on the mornings of Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. No entry is permitted after 9:00 p.m.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
The festival is an all-ages event. However, EVERY person entering La Foret must have a valid ticket with a bar code to be scanned at the entrance or an authorized wristband (for re-entry). This includes vendors, volunteers, staff, and artists. If you do not have a valid ticket, you must purchase one or you will be turned away at the front gate. Children age 12 and younger may obtain child passes at no charge. Please keep your wristband(s) on at all times. There is no re-entry without the proper wristband.
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If you are interested in volunteering at the festival, go to the “Volunteer Information” link below and fill out the application. We will start by recruiting volunteers who are willing to work at least 12 hours (three four-hour shifts) during the course of the festival. These volunteers will receive full weekend admission to the festival with camping privileges. We will also accept applications for volunteers who are willing to work 8 hours (two shifts) or 4 hours (one shift). See the information page for more details.