ACCESSIBILITY

ACCESSIBILITY

JUNE 23 – 25, 2022
GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

COUNTRY JAM ACCESS GUIDE

At Country Jam we want to make sure that all music lovers have access to the Country Jam experience! We have an access crew on-site that is friendly and helpful.

The access guide should answer questions regarding accessibility at Country Jam. If you have any additional questions about accessibility, please contact us via email at [email protected]. We are also eager to hear your suggestions and feedback.

WHAT TO BUY

Admission Tickets: There is not an admission ticket specific to accessibility. You are welcome to purchase any ticket type and make accommodations for assistance by reaching out to our access crew at [email protected].

Click here for a full list of our ticket options. For any questions regarding your tickets reach out to [email protected].

Accessible Parking: There are two options for Accessible Parking:

  • Accessible Weekend Parking is located near the VIP entrance on the west side of the venue. Purchase a West Weekend Parking Pass and present your state-issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard, to festival staff upon your arrival to park in this area. West Weekend Parking can be purchased online before the festival. Spaces are based on availability.
  • Accessible parking spots are also available in our Day Parking lot and are available for purchase on-site with cash or your cashless wristband.

Accessible Camping: We have a limited number of accessible campsites available in the Standard Campground area. If these are sold out you may purchase a site in any campground and communicate with our access team for assistance on site.

FESTIVAL GROUNDS

The event is held on a large ranch. There are various types of terrain throughout the venue which includes grass, hard packed dirt, and gravel roadways.

Weather in June is typically very hot – please come prepared with t-shirts and shorts as well as plenty of sunscreen, hats, and water.

Plan accordingly as there are some distances to be covered to get to all of the areas and stages on the site, and as with any natural terrain, rain can impact the conditions.

ACCESS TENT

The Access Tent is where guests with disabilities can come to get information and request services. It will be at the entrance to the accessible viewing area behind section 1 of VIP. The Access Tent will be staffed throughout the festival hours, from gates open until gates close. This is also the designated area for recharging wheelchairs, scooters, and medical devices. Remember, guests use this power at their own risk, and Country Jam is not responsible for any personal equipment.

ENTERING THE FESTIVAL

Country Jam Colorado is located at 1065 Highway 6 and 50 Mack, CO 81525. Click here for directions.

ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREA

There will be an Accessible Viewing Area within the venue for guests who use wheelchairs, have significant mobility disabilities, or who have difficulty standing for long periods of time. The accessible viewing area is located on the left side of the venue behind Section 1 of VIP. An accessible bathroom is nearby. Staff will manage the viewing platform accordingly to make sure all guests are comfortable during busy times.

GOLF CARTS

Golf carts will be available to transport guests with mobility impairments to and from the campgrounds and the viewing platform. Rules, guidelines, and schedules for golf cart transportation will be disseminated on-site to the guests who might require this service.

Also available on site will be a golf cart taxi service for a fee.

POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES

Guests with mobility disabilities are welcome to use motorized wheelchairs and three or four wheeled scooters. For safety reasons, guests may NOT use golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, two wheeled scooters or motorbikes anywhere within the festival grounds. Other power driven mobility devices will be assessed on a case by case basis.

ASL INTERPRETING SERVICES

Please send your requests as early as possible to [email protected]. Requests should be in at least four weeks prior to the event for the access team to ensure they can get the appropriate staff to accommodate.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES

Prescriptions must have a prescription label. Photo ID must match the prescription label. For the safety of our staff please dispose of all medical waste/syringes in the proper receptacles in our medical tents. Guests needing a cool place to store their medications can contact: [email protected] to make those arrangements.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

If a guest has special medical dietary restrictions, a personal amount of food will be allowed in if accompanied by a doctor’s note. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

SERVICE ANIMALS – Definition, Policies, and Procedures

Country Jam welcomes and supports the rights and attendance of all persons with disabilities that rely on the special skills of a trained service animal. What we DO NOT support, nor will tolerate, are pets being misrepresented by their owners as service animals, when in fact they are not.

Service Animal Definition:

A ‘service animal’ means “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability.”

Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed at Country Jam.

Service Animal Policies:

For our guests with disabilities who wish to bring their legitimate service animal to Country Jam, we ask that you review and follow the policies outlined below:

  1. Service animals must be accompanied by the handler with the disability at all times.
  2. Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.
  3. Service animals are not permitted to be left in camp unattended under any circumstances.
  4. Handlers are required to be prepared for, and clean-up after, their animals at all times.
  5. We reserve the right to remove and/or refuse access to any service animal from the campgrounds or venues if that animal is deemed to be a health or safety threat to festival guests, staff, or other service animals, or is in violation of the policies listed above.
  6. All service animals must be credentialed by the Country Jam staff (see the procedures below).

Service Animal Procedures:

All guests with disabilities attending Country Jam with a service animal will need to have that animal credentialed by Country Jam staff before being allowed through the main gate. This process will be performed quickly and respectfully by our Accessibility Staff.

At the entrance gate let staff know you need your service animal credentialed. The Accessibility team will be called over to verify your service animal, record your contact information, and provide a collar tag for your service animal. Security/Staff will check for all animals to have a properly credentialed Country Jam collar tag every time they enter the venue.

You can also make arrangements prior to arrival by reaching out to our Accessibility team at [email protected].

Remember, Service Animals are allowed, all other dogs are not!

ACCESSIBILITY FAQS

Country Jam offers accessible accommodations with a sectioned off area to the left of the stage which includes a handicapped bathroom. Please bear in mind that the festival is in an open field with some rougher terrain that may make getting around challenging. We also offer Accessible parking in both the West Weekend Parking lot and Daily Parking lot.

We do offer accessible camping in Row(s) G and H in the standard camping area.

If you have special medical dietary restrictions, a personal amount of food will be allowed in if accompanied by a doctor’s note. Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Service animals of course are allowed. Pets are not; please do not bring your pet. Emotional support or comfort animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and therefore are not allowed. Service animals must be under the control and supervision of their handler at all times.

Country Jam accessible weekend parking is located near the VIP entrance on the west side of the venue. Purchase a West Weekend Parking pass and present your state-issued disabled license plate, hang tag or placard, to festival staff upon your arrival to park in this area. West Weekend Parking can be purchased online before the festival. Spaces are based on availability. Accessible parking spots are also available in our Day Parking lot.

Please check out the accessibility page on our website. If you have more questions regarding accessibility at Country Jam, please email [email protected]!

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