The picturesque St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview is Central New York’s premier destination to see the world’s biggest stars in a world-class, outdoor amphitheater. Located on the shores of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, NY, this state-of-the-art outdoor music venue accommodates 17,500 avid music lovers; offering reserved seating for 5,000 and featuring a spacious lawn perfect for enjoying memorable performances under the stars with friends and family.
Your ticket to any concerts held at the Amphitheater during this year’s Fair also gets you free admission to the 2018 New York State Fair on any one day. Just make sure to save your ticket!
Frequently Asked Questions:
For a full list of permitted and not-permitted items, please visit the Amphitheater's policies page.
Question: Will there be a shuttle to the Amphitheater from the Fairgrounds?
Answer: Yes, Centro will be providing shuttles from the Main Gate of the Fairgrounds beginning at 4:30 PM and will bring you back to the Main Gate after the concert.
Question: Does my concert ticket get me into the Fair? Is it only on the day of the concert?
Answer: Yes, a ticket for any Lakeview Amphitheater show held during the 2018 New York State Fair (Aug. 22 - Sept. 3) will receive complimentary admission to the Fair. The ticket is good for one entry any of the thirteen (13) days of the Fair. The three shows currently scheduled are:
• Breaking Benjamin & Five Finger Death Punch - Wednesday, Aug. 22 @ 7:00pm
• Pentatonix - Thursday, Aug. 23 @ 8:00pm
• Lynyrd Skynyrd - Friday, Aug. 24 @ 6:00pm
• Godsmack & Shinedown - Wednesday, Aug. 29 @ 7:00pm
• Ozzy Osbourne - Saturday, Sept. 1 @ 7:30pm
Tickets to amphitheater shows held earlier or later in the summer (that do not coincide with the New York State Fair) are not applicable for this offer.
Question: My tickets will be at Will Call, but I still want to go to the Fair. How do I go about doing this?
Answer: The Oncenter has Will Call open where you can pick up any Amphitheater concert ticket ahead of time.
Question: I’m just going to a concert and not the Fair, how does parking for the Amphitheater work?
Answer: You can park in any of the Fair’s parking lots and take a shuttle from the Main Gate starting at 4:30 pm. If you park in the Orange Lot, adjacent to the Amphitheater, you can either walk to the main entrance of the Amphitheater or go to a shuttle stop in the Orange Lot and a Centro bus will transport you to the entrance.
Question: Can I bring food and drink purchased at the Fair into the Amphitheater?
Answer: Only a factory-sealed bottle up to one gallon, or small snack food items in clear Ziploc bags (nothing that requires utensils or has bones). All bags are subject to search.