Grace Potter at the Drive-In
at the Higher Ground Drive-In Experience

Grace Potter

Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
All Ages
GRACE POTTER live at the Higher Ground Drive-In Experience

***TICKETS ARE SOLD PER VEHICLE, NOT PER PERSON***

Grace Potter will be performing live at this event. This is not a livestream or pre-recorded show. 

Following the release of 2015’s acclaimed Midnight, Grace Potter considered never putting out a record again. The breakup of her band and subsequent divorce preceded more joyful events - a new marriage and the birth of her first child. Potter continued writing, but had no intention of sharing those songs with the world. “Too many things had happened, and I needed to take a step back,” says the Vermont-born artist.

Unsigned and entirely free of any pressure to appease, Potter slowly carved out the songs that now make up Daylight: an emotionally revealing, musically daring record - and her most realized body of work to date – out October 25th, 2019.“This album is about being able to take complete ownership of your feelings, without any anger or hate or shame. And that can be absolutely terrifying— but once you get to the other side, it’s exhilarating. It’s the feeling of knowing that you’re finally home.”

All proceeds go to Vermont Arts Council.

All ages, rain or shine.

Tickets for Sunday, August 9th available here.

Code of Conduct

All guests are expected to adhere to CDC and Vermont guidelines in relation to social distancing while attending drive-in events.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19

General Guidelines to Follow:

• If you are sick, running a fever or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home until you are healthy.

• For the safety of yourself and others, please only attend this event with people in your immediate quarantine circle.

• Please maintain 6 feet of social distance between yourself and those outside of your immediate quarantine circle at all times.

• Please wear a mask at all times, including when visiting restrooms/areas outside of the 6 foot radius in front of your parking spot.

• At the conclusion of the show, please drive slowly and follow all directions. Event staff will be onsite to facilitate exiting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are tickets sold ‘per car’ or ‘per person’?

Tickets are sold per vehicle. (1 vehicle requires 1 ticket)

Are tickets transferable?

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. All sales are final.

Is there a limit on the number of people allowed per vehicle?

There is a limit of four (4) people per vehicle, including children.

Will tickets be sold at the gate?

Tickets will only be available for online purchase online, in advance. There will not be a box office onsite day of show.

How do I scan my ticket?

At the designated entrance, please hold your physical or mobile ticket (phone) against the rolled-up window of your vehicle so staff can scan through the glass.

Are parking spaces assigned?

No. All tickets are general admission. Staff will direct you where to park upon arrival.

What kind of vehicles are permitted?

Personal two axle vehicles that fit into a standard parking space are allowed. Larger trucks and SUVS may be directed to the back of the lot so as to not block the sight lines of other concert- goers. The following vehicles will NOT be permitted: RVs, campers, buses, trailers, etc.

Are motorcycles permitted?

Motorcycles are welcome, however, they are considered 1 vehicle. Tickets are sold by the vehicle. Due to social distancing, 1 motorcycle per parking area is permitted.

Can I leave the hatchback of my wagon/SUV open?

Hatchbacks may be open but must be kept no higher than the top of the vehicle to prevent blocking the view of those behind you.

Can I leave my car running?

It is requested that all cars remain turned off during the show. Feel free to put your car in Accessory Mode to listen to the FM transmission. Cars may be turned on periodically to prevent battery drain.

Can I watch the show from outside my car? If so, are chairs and blankets permitted?

You will be allowed to watch the show from outside your vehicle (within an area of six feet in front of your vehicle). Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Please stay within your assigned parking area (six feet in front of your vehicle), and continue to maintain all social distancing requirements. Please use common courtesy to others around you.

How do I listen to the show?

All audio for live and recorded shows will be streamed via FM transmitter. Please make sure to arrive with a working FM radio in your vehicle or you will not be able to listen to the event.

My car stereo is broken. Can I bring a boombox or portable stereo?

Yes. Portable boomboxes and stereos are permissible for vehicles without a functional car stereo, please be respectful of the volume and those around you.

Can I attend the show via a non-motorized vehicle (e.g. a bicycle)?

Bicycles are welcome, however, they are considered 1 vehicle. Tickets are sold by the vehicle. Due to social distancing, 1 bicycle per parking area is permitted. Reminder that if attending via bicycle, you would need to bring a portable stereo in order to hear the event via FM transmission.

Is tailgating permitted?

Sitting on a tailgate or in the bed of a truck is acceptable during the show, however, traditional tailgating will not be permitted (yard games, grills, generators, etc.).

Can I bring my own food and/or will concessions be available?

North Country Specialty Foods will have Ice Cream and Lemonade and other drinks for sale and The Skinny Pancake will be onsite. You are also welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Can I bring alcohol to the event?

Outside alcohol is not permitted. Alcohol will not be available for purchase at events at this time.

Will restrooms be available?

Yes. Please follow all social distancing restrictions and instructions when leaving your designated parking area to use the restroom.

Can I smoke at the show?

Smoking is not permitted.

Can we come and go from the event?

Once your vehicle is parked in its space, barring an emergency, please remain parked until the show has ended.

Is camping allowed?

The Expo's campground is currently closed with no camping allowed on site.

Are pets allowed?

Pets are not permitted.

Will merchandise be available for purchase?

Not at this time.

What do we do with our trash and recycling?

To limit contact, please adhere to a ‘pack in, pack out’ approach and take your trash/recycling with you to dispose of at home. Leave no trace.

What happens if it rains?

All events are rain or shine.

What items are prohibited?

Weapons, fireworks, laser pointers, drones, tents/tarps, flags and/or accessories that may block the vision of other attendees are not permitted.

What if I need assistance during the event?

If it’s an emergency, please dial 911. There will be staff onsite if you need help that’s non- emergency.

What measures are being taken to ensure that social distancing guidelines are being safely practiced?

Please see our Code of Conduct for specific guidelines and protocols.

Venue Information:
Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
105 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT, 05452