Darien Lake Performing Arts Center History
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center has been a part of the Darien Lake
theme park since the Nineties when it opened as a replacement for the Lakeside Amphitheater which had previously held concerts
at the park. It is the third largest music venue in western New York and attracts big name performers when it hosts concerts
during the summer months, occasionally holding concerts when the theme park is closed. The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center,
or PAC as it is called locally, is operated separately from the park by Live Nation. Tickets are available to attend only
the concerts or can be upgraded to a Park Combo Pass which allows access to the theme park as well.
Performing Arts Center Events
Each summer Darien Lake Performing Arts Center brings in top notch headliners to hit
its stage and draws in fans from all over New York to catch a concert at this unique venue. Performers at the Darien Lake
Performing Arts Center include the Backstreet Boys, Journey, Steve Miller, Fall Out Boy, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Lynyrd
Skynyrd, Blake Shelton, Drake, KISS, and more. The venue is also home to big time music festivals including the Vans Warped
Tour and the Kingdom Bound Festival.
Buffalo, New York
Following New York City, Buffalo is the second
most populous city in all of New York and offers visitors a bevy of entertainment options. Buffalo is often referred to as
the Queen City, a reference to its status as the second largest city in New York. The waterfront area of Buffalo is a great
place to enjoy a leisurely stroll as it is where the Buffalo River, the Niagara Rivers, and Lake Erie meet. There are several
great parks to visit in Buffalo including the Olmstead Park and Parkway System which is the most popular and well worth a
visit. If you are looking to catch some sports you can catch a Buffalo Sabres NHL game or a Buffalo Bills NFL game if you
are in town at the right time of the year.
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Seating Layout
Performing Arts Center allows 21,600 guests for its biggest concerts which are typically general admission. If you would like
to be close to the action on stage you had better arrive early to stake out a spot, or you can enjoy different vantage points
as you and your friends roam around the venue. It is always a good idea to arrive early and upgrade your ticket to a Park
Combo Pass and enjoy some of the rides and attractions that Darien Lake has to offer. There is an abundance of things to do
at Lake Darien so be sure to take full advantage of your visit.
Darien Lake was originally established
as a campground and there are still camping areas onsite which can be a great idea to use when attending a concert if you
would like to enjoy a concert at night and spend the next day enjoying rides like Boomerang, Hoot N Holler, Motocoaster, Mind
Eraser, or others.