Upgrades to Darien Lake Amphitheater ahead of concert season

Posted at 8:20 AM, May 18, 2017

With concert season set to start at Darien Lake next week, the theme park and entertainment company Live Nation announced they have made some upgrades to its amphitheater.

As part of the 25th concert season, the concession stands and plazas at Darien Lake's Amphitheater are getting new, updated looks.  They'll include photo opportunities for selfies, and additional seating in the main plazas.  There will also be new TV displays, and fans can see a new starlight display under the concert tent.

Throughout Darien Lake's Amphitheater, there will now be more concession locations.  The concession stands will also have more food and drink options, including specialty cocktails, and "humanely raised food offerings."  There will also be a selection of local food trucks, and craft beers on tap.

Concert-goers will be able to use Wifi at Darien Lake shows this year.  Park officials say it will allow guests to easily surf the web, and to access their mobile concert tickets.  The Public Wifi is expected to be available later in the summer.

Lastly, the park is bringing back the Preferred Lawn for 2017.  Those tickets include complimentary lawn chair rental, access to a drink cart, and early entry.

Here are the shows Live Nation is presenting at the Darien Lake Amphitheater this year:

·         Future – Wednesday, May 24th
·         Chance The Rapper – Wednesday, May 31st
·         Jason Aldean -  Saturday, June 3
·         Florida Georgia Line  – Friday, June 16 
·         Train with O.A.R. – Tuesday, June 20th
·         Zac Brown Band  – Sunday, June 25th 
·         Third Eye Blind  – Thursday, June 29th 
·         Nickelback with Daughtry – Wednesday, July 12th
·         Vans Warped Tour – Thursday, July 13th  
·         Chris Stapleton  – Sunday, July 16th  
·         Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – Tuesday, July 18th
·         Foreigner with Cheap Trick  – Friday, July 21st  
·         Kidz Bop Kids – Saturday, July 22nd  
·         OneRepublic – Tuesday, July 25th   
·         Brantley Gilbert  – Sunday, July 30th
·         Kings of Leon  – Wednesday, August 2nd 
·         Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell  -- Friday, August 4th
·         Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips – Saturday, August 12th
·         Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge – Friday, August 25th
·         Green Day – Saturday, August 26th
·         John Mayer – Sunday, August 27th
·         Matchbox Twenty / Counting Crows – Monday, September 11th