Def Leppard Know Before You Go

Def Leppard


Thursday, September 17th
7:00 PM

Parking begins at 4:30 PM
Shuttle service starts at 5:00 PM
Main gates open at approximately 5:00 PM
Pavilion doors open at approximately 5:30 PM

Shuttle Service
Amphitheater Northwest is pleased to provide shuttle service to the show from the Salmon Creek Park & Ride every 15 minutes, starting at approximately 5:00 PM and running until 7:00 PM. Quick and hassle-free return service to Salmon Creek Park & Ride will begin immediately following the show. The round-trip cash fare is $5.00 per person and children six (6) and under are free. 

  • Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 5:00 PM and will resume again at 11:00 PM. There will be no service between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. 
  • The Salmon Creek Park and Ride is located at 1112 NE 136th Street, Vancouver WA 98685

YES Parking Program  
Save gas and time by riding together. To promote higher vehicle occupancy and encourage carpooling, Amphitheater Northwest has created the YES Program, rewarding participating vehicles with prime parking and exit priority after the event. You just need four people in a vehicle to qualify, so grab your friends! New for 2015, all patrons in a car utilizing the YES Parking Program receives a Fast Pass for early entry into the general admission lawn seating area. For more details, click here.

Essential FAQ
Where is the Amphitheater and how do I get there? 
We are conveniently located 20 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, just off of I-5 at Exit 9.  Click here to get a map of and directions to our venue.

How is Saturday's weather shaping up?
The forecast shows cloudy and a chance of showers with a high near 66 and a low around 51 degrees, so dress accordingly. However, this is the Pacific Northwest and the forecast is bound to change from one minute to the next. For updated weather information, check out the National Weather Service's forecast.

What type of services are available at the Amphitheater?
We have a variety of food and beverage options through our various concessionaires. Large restroom buildings are located in convenient locations on our outdoor plazas. In addition to available ATMs, concession stands also accept credit and debit cards.

If you plan to have a beverage of the malted or spirited variety during your visit, please remember that you must wear a wristband to purchase or consume alcohol. There are several wrist-banding stations located throughout the venue where your ID will be checked and a wristband will be issued. And, as always, please drink in moderation.

To get a feel of the lay of the land before your visit, please click here to see a venue map. 

I have tickets at will-call. Where is the box office located?  
Our box office is located just outside the main gates and will be open beginning at 10:00 AM on the day of show.

When can I get into the Amphitheater?
Parking lots open at 4:30 PM, and the outdoor plazas will open at approximately 5:00 PM. Initially, the seating area will be closed as the final preparations for a great show are being completed and will open at approximately 5:30 PM. 

Where can I park and how much does it cost?   
Amphitheater Northwest has parking capacity for over 7,000 vehicles, and event ticket holders may park in the Amphitheater lots free of charge. 

Due to the projected number of vehicles parking, we're expecting the parking lots to be completely cleared by 1:15 AM. Please be aware that there
are no off-site parking facilities nearby. If waiting isn't for you, we strongly recommend utilizing YES Parking or the shuttle service from the Salmon Creek Park and ride, starting approximately 5:00 PM. 

May I tailgate in the parking lots before, during & after the concert?
Due to the respective Washington State Liquor Control Board, Clark County Fire Marshal and Clark County regulations, alcohol consumption, open flames and camping are not allowed in the parking lots.

Also, our parking staff will be working to safely and efficiently park all arriving vehicles. it is important to keep lanes clear. For your safety and the safety of others, activity may not extend beyond your vehicle's immediate parking space, which makes any type of tailgating experience cramped, so please refrain.

However, we encourage you to head inside as soon as you arrive. There is plenty of room inside the venue to enjoy available food and beverage. 

At the end of the event, as you wait to exit the parking lots, we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are working very diligently to get patrons home as quickly and safely as possible. However, sometimes, despite our best efforts, the only thing that can be done is to wait for the traffic congestion to dissipate. 

Is smoking allowed at the Amphitheater?
Washington state law prohibits smoking marijuana in public.

For the enjoyment of all patrons, smoking is prohibited inside the seating area, including the lawn seating area. However, if you smoke, designated smoking areas have been set up for your use on each of our outdoor plazas. 

May I bring a chair?
Low to the ground sand chairs may be brought to the show, provided they are shorter than 28" in the folded position.

May I bring my camera?
Small point and shoot cameras are fine, but please leave cameras with removable lenses at home. 

What else may I bring inside the Amphitheater? 
We recommend that you bring binoculars, blankets, soft cushions that set directly on the ground or seat, a coat or jacket and your ID.

For everyone's safety and comfort please don't bring fireworks, outside food or drink, coolers, large bags (anything larger than an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper), laser pointers, pets, weapons, umbrellas, strollers or playpens, skateboards or inline skates. This is not intended to be an all-encompassing list, and we want you to bring what you need to enjoy yourself just so long as it does not impinge on the safety and enjoyment of others.

Please click here to review our policies.