Boaters get first chance to use Lakeview Amphitheater docks

Were they happy?

Geddes, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Despite some controversy with docks at the Lakeview Amphitheater, boats filled all 22 spots for the Zac Brown Band concert. The first show of the summer.

Hours before the concert, Zac Brown Band music played from boat speakers.

For the first time, concert goers don’t have to fight for a place to tailgate, they can reserve one on the docks.

"It was pretty easy. The website was quick with responses and stuff. They were good,” says boater Kirk Harrington.

As skeptics questioned whether it was money well-spent, boaters like Frank Digiorgio eagerly waited to tie up. "You get summer 4 months out of the year if you're lucky in New York, and people that actually take chances on this kind of investment, this is never a guarantee, it never is, so we want to reward that,” adds Diogiorgio.

Some of the boaters thought the docks were such a good idea, that they came from Rochester, saying normally they would go to Darien Lake for a concert like this but it's the docks that brought them to Syracuse."

"When we found out about the dockage we said let's make the trip this way. And the access is going to be great because you just go right through the gate and you're there,” says Rochester boater Steve Foti.

He’s trading in the parking lot traffic for the lakeshore breeze and after the show, it’s anchors away.

Now that docks are open anyone can reserve a spot for upcoming shows. Head to and look for Lakeview Point Landing.


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