WINTER BLAST ADMISSION POLICY
MWB ADMISSION FEE
Chemical Bank is teaming up with Matrix Human Services to donate to those in need this winter. There is a charge to enter Meridian Winter Blast this year, but the cost will be a donation to Matrix Human Services (Children under 3 are free to enter). Entrants can donate the following to gain admission at one of five festival entrances:
- Three canned food items
- or $3 that will be donated directly to Matrix Human Services to help those in need
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT PARENT OR GUARDIAN OVER 30 YEARS OF AGE AFTER 5:00PM. ALL GUESTS UNDER 18 MUST REMAIN WITH PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT ALL TIMES DURING THE FESTIVAL.
PLEASE NOTE, DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE FESTIVAL.
We right to ask anyone for ID at anytime.
FREE ADMISSION COURTESY OF BEDROCK
Visitors to the NAIAS on Winter Blast Weekend will receive free admission courtesy of Bedrock.
The new festival dates are a result of a partnership with the North American International Auto Show, as both events will promote the other in efforts to maximize tourism and positive impact to downtown Detroit. The key aspect of the collaboration will feature free, same day admission to the Meridian Winter Blast for any patron of the NAIAS courtesy of Bedrock.
Visitors to the NAIAS on Winter Blast weekend will be offered a hand stamp upon exit of the show. Show the hand stamp at any Winter Blast entrance to receive free festival admission!
“The North American International Auto Show has nearly a million visitors annually and partnering with the Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans is a fantastic opportunity to promote downtown Detroit and the family-friendly events happening in the city,” said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS chairman.
ABOUT MATRIX HUMAN SERVICES
Matrix Human Services, a 501(c)3 organization, has served the Detroit community and surrounding areas for more than 107 years. The League of Catholic Women led the way in 1906 with a vision and mission to fight poverty. Today our mission remains the same as we continue to touch hearts and change lives in our community. With 17 programs at 26 locations, Matrix Human Services serves more than 10,000 individuals and families each year.
All Matrix programs are rooted in our Transition to Success (TTS) Model, developed by President and CEO Dr. Marcella Wilson. This system of care is designed to transition individuals and families out of poverty to a life of economic self-sufficiency. Serving as connective tissue to all programs and services, Matrix offers a strong reliable hand up…not just a hand out. TTS coordinates care for basic needs, learning to read, getting an education (GED), financial literacy and volunteerism, a core component of Transition to Success.
Today, Transition to Success is positioned to become a national model. Thanks to an award from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and tremendous support from the community, we are developing a curriculum to teach others in Detroit and around the country the “how to” of TTS. We are receiving national attention and we are measuring health and economic self-sufficiency indicators.
Matrix programs include Matrix Bridging the Gap, The Matrix Center, Matrix Head Start, Matrix Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry, Matrix Off The Streets, Matrix Partnerships for Housing and Landlord Alliance, Matrix Reuther Older Adult and Wellness Services, Matrix Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, Matrix Youth Assistance Program, Matrix Ways to Work, The Matrix Employment Center and many more.