The Must-Experience Concert Venues of CNY

Concert at Riverlink Park

Are you a classic rock lover? Does American folk music make you want to get up and dance? Or do you tap to the rhythms of blues? Here in Central New York, we have concert venues for music enthusiasts of all genres.

The Stanley

In the hustle and bustle of Utica, you’ll stumble upon the magnificent performance venue, The Stanley. This CNY concert venue designed by Thomas Lamb opened up in 1928. Thomas Lamb is actually one of the most noted architects of theaters and cinemas in the 20th century. The mosaic fixtures, grand staircase and columns that surround the stage bring you back in time.

Whatever section you choose to sit in, the orchestra, loge or balcony, you always have a great view of the performance. At the Stanley, you can enjoy live music concerts of all genres, musical/off-Broadway performances along with a variety of comedy acts.

Full of history and captivating architecture and design, this venue is a must-visit location for your next show.

Riverlink Park

The temperature has heated up, the sun is shining and you are itching to be outdoors. This CNY concert venue is the perfect place that combines all the offerings of the warmer months.

You’ll find a beautiful outdoor venue in Riverlink Park located on the waterfront of the Mohawk River in the city of Amsterdam. Rain or shine, the show must go on. The performances that happen during the Riverlink Concert Series vary in genres such as folk, class, jazz, classic rock and much more.

This is the perfect place to unwind with friends and family. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and coolers, visitors are able to set up right on the lawn.

Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena

Binghamton is the home to Visions Federal Credit Union Veterans Memorial Arena and The Forum Theatre.

This arena is the home of the Binghamton Black Bears an FBHL team, but during the year hosts a variety of sporting events, concerts and expos. One of the larger venues in Central New York, it has a capacity of 7,000, making it a popular stop for national touring acts.

The Forum is also part of the complex. It is smaller scale and only seats 1,500 people. The Forum was built in 1919 before the area. It was originally built to host silent movies and small acts.

From top names to unknown up-and-comers to old favorites, both of these venues are considered the entertainment hub in the Binghamton area.