The Saratoga Performing Arts Center turns 48-years old this July, and still looks like a knockout for a summertime affair.
SPAC continues to be the seasonal home of the New York City Ballet, as it was when it first opened back on July 9, 1966. But, today it works in partnership with Live Nation to coordinate one of the most anticipated schedules in contemporary music for all the Northeast.
The following is a rundown of shows scheduled to appear at SPAC this summer:
SPAC 2014 Summer Schedule
May 24, 7:30pm: Jack Johnson with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
May 30, 7pm: The Dave Matthews Band
May 31, 7pm: The Dave Matthews Band
June 7: FLY-92 Summer Jam featuring Jason Derulo, MKTO, Icona Pop, NONONO, Hot Chelle Rae, AJR, R5 and Timeflies
June 14, 6:45pm: Journey with the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power
June 15: Goo Goo Dolls with Daughtry and Plain White T’s
June 24, 7pm: Fall Out Boy with Paramore and New Politics
July 3, 7:30pm: Phish
July 4, 7:30pm: Phish
July 5, 7:30pm: Phish
July 16, 8pm: Sarah McLachlan
July 19, 8pm: James Taylor
July 23: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Aveneged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, more
July 25, 7:30pm: Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green
August 3, 7pm: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana
August 4, 7:30pm: The Moody Blues
August 5, 7:30pm: Kiss with Def Leppard
August 10, 7pm: Kings of Leon with Kongos and Young the Giant
August 17, 7pm: Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell
August 19, 7:30pm: REO Speedwagon with Chicago
August 24, 7:30pm: Zac Brown Band
August 26, 7:30pm: Motley Crue with Alice Cooper
August 29, 7pm: Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line
August 31: Steely Dan
Returning to the grounds will be FLY-92’s Summer Jam, and Rockstar Energy Drink’s Mayhem Festival. The two shows continue to use the popular outdoor venue to host their events, which always include several acts.
Albany’s Top-40 station promises Jason Derulo, MKTO, Icona Pop, NONONO, Hot Chelle Rae, AJR, R5 and Timeflies to take the stage on June 7th.
On July 23rd, Mayhem Fest is slated to introduce Saratoga to a different culture, as heavy metal giants Aveneged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria and Trivium lead an invasion that is sure to include an arsenal of power riffs, manic drums, and plenty of head-banging.
Perhaps the most anticipated acts to take the stage this year have earmarked both holiday weeks (Memorial Day week, and July 4th week).
The Dave Matthews Band has been a SPAC favorite for nearly 20 years, and will treat fans to two nights on May 30th and May 31st.
Then, things get hairy for July 4th.
Phish, and their legion of followers, expect to take over Saratoga for a three-day span covering July 3rd through July 5th. The shows will follow in the footsteps of the band’s first album release in nearly five years.
Motley Crue, the legends of metal, announced their final tour earlier this year. They appear August 26th, in what promises to be their last show at SPAC.
All tickets are available online, or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or visiting the SPAC Box Office.