Going to Garth? Isn't everyone? It goes without saying that Grand Rapids is going to be buzzing this weekend. Here is some very important info for you from a press release from The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority.

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For Immediate Release

May 12, 2016
INFORMATION ON GARTH BROOKS CONCERT Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 PM

Van Andel Arena strongly encourages fans planning to attend the Garth Brooks World Tour to arrive early

Fans are also encouraged to double check their tickets/order confirmation to ensure they are attending the correct show time


SHOW TIME: 7:00 PM (There will be no opening act. Garth will take the stage at 7 p.m.)

ENTRANCE: Fans may enter through all entrances of Van Andel Arena (front lobby,
Skywalk, and VIP suite entrance.) No re-entry is permitted. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow extra time for security procedures.

TICKETS: Fans are encouraged to pick up will call tickets in advance of the show
date. The Van Andel Arena box office is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. The box office will open at12:00 PM on Saturday. On show day, the box office will remain open until after the 10:30 PM showstarts.

Guests who have purchased Credit Card Entry tickets will need to make sure their entire party enters at the same time. Upon reaching the turnstiles, the card owner will need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as well as a photo ID. The credit card will be swiped by aticket taker and passes with your section and seat number(s) will be printed. You must enter the venue immediately after.

Guests who have purchased Mobile Delivery tickets will need to make sure their entire party enter at the same time, as all tickets are sent in one PDF file. Mobile PDF files must be read from a mobile phone, they cannot be printed on paper.

PARKING INFO: Carpooling is highly encouraged. For parking information during Garth Brooks, please refer to this PDF document.

CAMERA POLICY: No commercial or flash photography of any kind is permitted. Camcorders or any other audio/visual equipment are prohibited unless authorized by the promoter and/or Garth Brooks.
Specifically, the use of the following equipment is not permitted:
• Telephoto or zoom lenses of any kind
• Interchangeable lenses of any kind
• Monopods, tripods or selfie sticks
• Flash equipment of any kind
• Audio-Video recording

BAG POLICY: All large bags, i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc. will be
prohibited from entry into the arena. Purses, diaper bags and other small bags are subject to search prior to entry. Smallumbrellas that can fit under your seat will be permitted should the weather cause a need for one.

SECURITY POLICY: ALL patrons are subject to bag checks, pat downs, and wand search prior to entering the venue.
To make the process as quick and smooth as possible, please unzip jackets as you enter the building. Guests should leave all prohibited items in their car or home.

FOOD/BEVERAGE: Patrons are NOT allowed to bring outside food/beverage into the arena.

The Intermission Restaurant will open at 5:00 PM. The restaurant is open to all ticket holders, and reservations are recommended. To check availability and make your reservation, please call (616)742-6453.

EXITING: All patrons will be asked to exit Van Andel Arena at the nearest exit
immediately following the conclusion of this show in order to allow for preparations for the second show.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2601



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