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2018 Registration Form

Welcome to MLAG 2018 ... before you proceed, please read over the following general information as there is some important information we want you to know and it will make the registration process go much more smoothly for you and for us.

We will again be using the EventGrid on-line registration system. We prefer that you use our on-line system because it ensures that all your information is correct and it makes our job that much easier. You can register online using a credit card or by direct transfer from your bank account to PayPal to pay for your registration OR you can register online and then mail a check. A PayPal membership is not required even if you pay via credit card -- you can tell PayPal that you are not a member and no information will be saved after your payment is processed. Before you start the process, please read the important information below and then click on the register online button at the bottom of this page. There are two important items to note. If you will be camping, the camping will actually be a separate ticket. It initally shows up as "free" and then is updated when you enter the information about your camping. Don't let this be confusing. Also, if you are camping, the process will request information for the first person in your party immediately after the camping ticket is processed. It is important for you to click the check box that enters the personal information for the camping ticket into the personal information fields for the first registrant. If you try to enter the same information manually, the system will report an error because it thinks you are purchasing a duplicate ticket (remember, camping is also a ticket!).

Secondly, we are offering meals for Tuesday and Wednesday lunch and Tuesday dinner. These are not a part of the full meal plan but are open to all campers though we expect Pre-Gathering attendees will be the primary beneficiaries. In any case, there two opportunities to sign up for these meals in the on-line process — one associated with a Pre-Gathering ticket and the other with a regular registration. If you register for a Pre-Gathering class, choose one or the other but not both.

One more item that has recently come to our attention. At one point, the EventGrid system offers to let you "sign in" with a password or to create a password. Please just ignore this. You do not need a password at all. Unfortunately, it's built into the system and we cannot change it.

If you wish to register by mail, the entire 2018 MLAG Registration Packet is available here as a PDF document. If a window with the form in it doesn't pop up when you click on it, you probably need to install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader which you can download here. Before you submit your registration, please read the important information contained in the packet or on this page below.

Important Information

A full-time ticket includes all workshops and concerts from Wed, June 20 through Sun, June 24. A partial registration ticket includes all but the workshops. Tenting (or no connection) and water/electric connections have an additional fee and you will need to fill out the Camping Registration section of the form.

IMPORTANT: It will help us tremendously to know in advance if you have any physical or medical limitations which affect where you are placed in the campground. Please be concise but relevant with this information and understand that we will do our best to maintain your medical confidentiality. We also need to know if you have a preference for a “quiet area”. If you are tenting or don’t wish any hookups, MLAG personnel will assist you in finding a site which best fits your needs. Tent sites are not assigned in advance. We’ll do our best but remember, this is a music festival.

Included in this packet is a site map with numbers and information relating to the services on each site. If attendance in previous years is any indication, all sites will be shared. Experience has taught us that we can’t guarantee any of the sites so you won’t be informed in advance of your site number.

IMPORTANT: Each campsite has a 30 amp and a 20 amp breaker with a maximum of 50 amps available at each site. Many modern camper rigs use a 30 amp service. Experience has shown us that campers who can use an adapter and utilize the 20-amp service or who can share/split time with their neighbors on the 30-amp box really helps to make the best use of the limited service in the campground. This is not a situation that is optimal, of course, but we have no control over it and we all must “make-do” as best we can.

MLAG has arranged for the use of the campground from check-in at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 18 through check out at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 25. If you wish to arrive and set up before the Gathering officially begins (Wednesday, June 20) or stay on your site after the Gathering officially ends (after the concert on Sunday, June 24), please ensure that you fill in the arrival/departure dates section on our camping registration form to reflect the full time you’ll be on site. Camping charges are on a per night basis.

IMPORTANT: If you wish to arrive prior to check-in, which is 3 p.m. on Monday, or stay past the 3 p.m. check-out on the following Monday, you need to contact Tom Fladmark (844-944-9939, Ext. 2/fladmark@ We cannot guarantee that the State will assign you to the site you’ll have during the Gathering. Though we will do our best to avoid unnecessary moves, you may have to move if you arrive prior to Monday. Also, keep in mind that, although we do have the campground starting on Monday, June 18, the Gathering does not officially begin until Wednesday, June 20. Even if you don’t sign up for a Pre-Gathering Workshop, you can expect plenty of jamming if you do decide to arrive early.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. A $25.00 administrative fee will be withheld from the total amount due for cancellations prior to May 25. After that date, the full registration cost is non-refundable. Meals not cancelled prior to June 10 when the numbers are submitted to the caterer will not be refunded and any PayPal fees that are not refunded by PayPal also will be withheld.

  2. Emergency refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis after May 25.

If you've read the important information, you're ready to register. Click on the register now button.

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