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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.


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 start shuttling from the Fair main gate to Shuttle Stop #4 in the Orange Lot starting at 4:00pm on nights with concerts. Afterwards, Centro will shuttle Fairgoer’s from the Orange Lot Shuttle Stops to the Park n Ride area first, then to the Main Gate until midnight.

Question: Does my concert ticket get me into the Fair? Is it only on the day of the concert?

Answer: A ticket to any amphitheater show throughout the current season will gain you free admission to the current year’s New York State Fair. Tickets from previous years will not be valid for fair admission. Tickets are good for one entry any of the 13 days of the Fair and must be presented at the Fair gate, both paper and mobile/electronic tickets are accepted.

Currently, there are three scheduled shows during the Fair are:

• Breaking Benjamin - Saturday, Aug. 24 @ 5:30pm

• KISS - Tuesday, Aug. 27 @ 7:30pm

• Mary J. Blige & NAS - Saturday, Aug. 31 @ 8:00pm

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 4:00 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.


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