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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Address: 108 Avenue of the Pnes, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6296
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+1 518-584-9330
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a...

Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a sheltered amphitheatre or "under the stars." The Center is the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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Unique venue; seats are a must!

Have visited this venue several times and it is one of the more unique venues to see a live concert due to having a balcony. Sound is great, and any seat in the lower level is... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2015
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Have visited this venue several times and it is one of the more unique venues to see a live concert due to having a balcony. Sound is great, and any seat in the lower level is intimate. Seats are a must for some of the bigger acts. Many obstructed views from the lawn and the screens above the main building... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 9, 2015

Perfect weather, sound system great. We had lawn tickets but had a awesome time! We also purchased the VIP PARKING , well worth the extra...for the $32.00 we were in Gate #2, Spot #21. Didn't have to be there way ahead of time to get a place to park.

Thank kelliem778
Saratoga Springs, New York
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97 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

There's a reason why SPAC topped USA Today's top summer venues... It's a great place to see a band - brings out the best in them... If you have a chance, take in a show there!

Thank ecseps
Rochester, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went to DMB July 3, 2015 and we bought tickets late so had lawn seats. My experience with lawn seating at rock concerts has been at CMAC in Canandaigua, NY and Darien Lake; both beautiful places. So imagine my shock, when, after getting to the parking lot early and into line at the booth early (within the first 30 people... More 

1 Thank Merry79
Hempstead, New York
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184 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

My first time at this location and my first jazz festival. I am hooked!!! the food vendors were excellent and so were the performances. Loved it..

Thank Carolyn M
Norwich, Connecticut
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112 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2015

I can't wait to come see another show here. I love how huge the grounds were. You an show up a whole day ahead of time and hike, picnic and hang out before a concert- and it isn't in a tailgating setting. The venue seemed a bit smaller than normal, so there wasn't a bad seat in the house. I... More 

Thank Heather B
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

SPAC rightfully, voted best outdoor music venue. Since my last visit a few years back, there is no more "beer cage;" adult humans are now allowed free range while enjoying a (costly) beverage - great improvement. Sooooo worth it to pay more for pavilion seats to be comfortable no matter the weather. Just saw Kid Rock and Foreigner on 7/2/15,... More 

Thank Natalie Y
Cleveland, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015

We attended a concert on July 4th. I did not know ahead of time that lawn attendants could bring lawn chairs. I have never been to a facility like this that allowed chairs on the lawn. At first it made me wish we had chairs, but as the night went on I think they were just a nuisance. The first... More 

2 Thank sarah t
Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was looking forward to one of my favorite bands, Dave Matthews Band, for my birthday. Unfortunately, he wasn't going to perform at Bethel Woods where our family has enjoyed many concerts on the lawn. We brought our lawn chairs, but eventually had to stand up because we were surrounded by a bunch of drunks (I wound up with beer... More 

2 Thank AO_in_Montclair
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280 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Since they only seat 5,000 people, chances are if you're seeing a popular show, you'll be in a lawn seat. They screens they put around then venue are not clear at all and dated. You can hardly see anything on them. The sound isn't very great on the law. Either. We saw Dave Matthews and left after the 1st set.... More 

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