Pearl Jam in Missoula: What you need to know

Posted at 10:26 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 12:26:42-04

MISSOULA – Washington-Grizzly Stadium is one of just four US venues that will play host to  Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame artist Pearl Jam during their 2018 summer tour.

The concert kicks off on Monday, August 13th on the University of Montana campus.

In order to help folks enjoy the concert, Grizzly Athletics has created a new website that has all the information needed for folks who are heading out to the show. 

Here’s some advice that’s being offered up:

  • Anyone planning to enter the stadium by scanning a digital ticket should take a screen-shot beforehand to save time. Prepare ahead of time and screen-shot your ticket so you can get into the show as fast as possible.
  • Be sure to pick the right gate. All general admission floor tickets enter through Gate 1 on the northwest side of the stadium. Ten Club ticket holders enter through Gate 9 on the north side of the stadium.

Fans were able to start lining up at 8 a.m. on Monday with parking Lots opened for pre-purchased parking pass holders. The pre-show festival begins in tailgate area north of the stadium at 3:30 p.m. Stadium gates open at 6 p.m. with the show set to begin at 8 p.m.

The Rock2Vote Pre-Show Festival which features progressive, Montana-led, nonprofit organizations and family-friendly activities, as well as live entertainment curated by the Zootown Arts Community Center, runs from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be local food and beverage vendors during the event which is free and open to the public.

Campus Drive near Washington-Grizzly Stadium is closed through Tuesday morning. The M Trail and Mount Sentinel are also closed until Tuesday morning due to Stage II Fire Restrictions and tinder-dry grass conditions.

Parking Lot Z adjacent to the Adams Center will be closed through Wednesday, Aug. 15th.

UM students and employees are encouraged to avoid driving to campus on Monday. UDASH will provide free bus shuttle service to campus that day.

Anyone can park for free at the Lewis & Clark Transfer Center and the Dornblaser Park and Ride and take UDASH to Miller Hall, Jesse Hall and the Music Building until 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

The following UM parking lots are closed to regular parking Monday: L, M, M1, N, N1, P, S, T, U, V, W, Y and Z. Assigned reserved parking permits will be honored until 5 p.m.

Sections of the following streets near the stadium also will be closed to general traffic: Fifth Street, Sixth Street, Van Buren Street, Connell Avenue, Eddy Avenue and Maurice Avenue.

The Adams Center will be closed to the general public on Monday except for the box office lobby. Youth camps will continue, and Campus Recreation Outdoor Programs will close at 6 p.m. and reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Pearl Jam has performed live for 28 years. Ten studio albums, hundreds of unique live performances and official live concert bootleg releases later, the band continues to be critically acclaimed and commercially successful – with more than 85 million albums sold worldwide and has been inductied into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

This will be the band’s second concert in Washington-Grizzly Stadium. The first took place in June 1998.

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