Country music festival has a shuttle for you
Will there be a shuttle service for people to use during the Country Crossings Music Festival July 27-30 at the Expo? If so, where will they be picking people up? Is there a charge for this service?
— Don B., via email
The answer, Don, is yes and no.
A free shuttle service will run continuously, starting at 7 a.m., from designated off-site camping spots on Gebhard Road and Upton Road, as well as from general admission parking lots located next to the White City Fire Station, 1665 Avenue G, just over six miles from the festival.
But there will be no shuttle service from Medford or any other pickup points in the valley.
The shuttles will run to a daytime stop located between Rising Star Camping and the VIP Parking Lot. From there, patrons can walk to the festival entrance or hire a pedicab for $10 per person. The daytime shuttles will run until the last performer takes the stage.
After the last performer exits the stage, fans can take shuttles back to the general admission parking lots or their camping spots — go to Gate 2 if you are returning to your camping spot and look for the "Camping Shuttles" sign. Fans returning to the general admission parking lots will exit through Gate 3, and look for "GA Parking Shuttles." Shuttles will depart when the vehicles are full.
An important thing to note, Don: You must purchase a four-day general admission parking pass to park in the White City lots. Even though 2017 passes can no longer be purchased online, they will be available on site for $60 per car.
It’s also worth noting that Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the county roads department will close down Peninger Road and prohibit drops-off at or near the festival, according to the website. Violators will get their wristbands cut. Signs will be posted at the fairgrounds for directions.
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