SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – With the fate of many large summer gatherings still up in the air because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a big question for Central New York remains. Will the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater be able to operate? If so, when and with what precautions?
A hand full of artists have preemptively canceled their summer tours including the Black Keys and Kenny Chesney. Both had performances scheduled at the amphitheater.
An updated 2020 St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater schedule can be found below.
Amid talk about reopening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has warned that ‘attractive nuisances’ that draw hundreds of people from other areas could pose a threat to public health.
As of May 16 however, no blanket policy for concert venues like the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater which is operated by Live Nation has been issued.
In response to the pandemic, Live Nation has implemented a new ‘Ticket Refund Plan.’
The plan includes instructions for ticket holders of canceled, rescheduled, and postponed shows.
- Live Nation says ticket holders will automatically receive a refund for canceled events. If your show is at a Live Nation venue (like the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater, Darien Lake Amphitheater, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center) you will have 30 days to opt-in to receive a 150% credit to use towards buying future tickets.
- Tickets will automatically be valid for the new date unless you opt for a refund within 30 days of the new show date being announced. Live Nation says emails will be sent to ticket holders notifying them of their options.
- If you have tickets to a show that is postponed, Live Nation says you will be able to select your refund option once the new date is announced. If 60 days have passed since a show was postponed and no rescheduled dates have been announced, a 30-day window for refunds will open at that time.
2020 St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater Concert Lineup
- May 30: Slipknot — Canceled
- May 30: Jim Gaffigan: The Pale Tourist — Canceled
- May 31: Zac Brown Band — Canceled
- June 5: Sugarland — Canceled
- June 23: Megadeth and Lamb of God — Postponed to 2021
- June 26: KidzBop Live — Postponed, new date to be announced soon
- June 27: Anthony Rodia Live
- July 3: Steely Dan with Steve Winwood — Postponed to June 28, 2021
- July 5: Doobie Brothers
- July 10: Tim McGraw — Canceled
- July 10: truTV’s Impractical Jokers “The Scoopski Potatoes Tour” Starring The Tenderloins
- July 19: matchbox twenty — Postponed
- July 22: Dave Matthews Band — Postponed to June 28, 2021
- July 24: Chris Stapleton — Postponed to July 24, 2021
- July 29: Nickelback — Canceled
- July 30: Daryl Hall & John Oates — Postponed to 2021
- August 1: Breaking Benjamin — Canceled
- August 5: Foreigner — Canceled
- August 6: Thomas Rhett — Postponed to June 10, 2021
- August 7: Brad Paisley — Canceled
- August 8: Disturbed — Postponed to 2021
- August 13: Jason Aldean — Canceled
- August 15: The Black Keys — Canceled
- August 15: Psychic Medium John Edward
- August 16: Goo Goo Dolls — Postponed
- August 19: Santana – Earth, Wind, & Fire — Postponed
- August 20: Kenney Chesney — Postponed until 2021
- August 21: Incubus — Canceled
- August 25: Ratt with Skid Row, Slaughter and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
- August 28: Sam Hunt — Canceled
- September 6: Lady Antebellum — Canceled
- September 13: Baby Shark Live!
- October 29: Sinatra with Matt Dusk
- March 6 & 7, 2021: Syracuse City Ballet Presents Cinderella
- March 6, 2021: Buddy, Ritchie & The Bopper Starring Not Fade Away
- March 16 through 18, 2021: Riverdance
- March 25, 2021: Celtic Woman
- The Bachelor Live on Stage — Postponed, dates to be determined
- Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. Tour — Postponed, dates to be determined
- An American In Paris — Canceled
- Louis C.K. — Postponed, date to be determined
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