SPAC Announces New Concert

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center will welcome back pop singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan at 8pm on Wednesday, July 16 for a special pavilion-only performance.

McLachlan – who played SPAC back in 1998 as organizer and headliner of the Lilith Fair – will be touring this summer in support of her upcoming album, Shine On, slated for release on May 6.

Reserved amphitheater tickets are $40.50, $50.50, $60.50 & $70.50; no lawn tickets will be sold. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday, March 15.

Here’s the round-up of the 2014 SPAC pop/rock concert season… so far:

May 24, 7:30pm: Jack Johnson with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
May 30, 7pm: The Dave Matthews Band
May 31, 7pm: The Dave Matthews Band
June 14, 6:45pm: Journey with the Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power
June 24, 7pm: Fall Out Boy with Paramore and New Politics
July 19, 8pm: James Taylor
July 23: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (line-up TBA)
July 25, 7:30pm: Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green
August 3, 7pm: Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana
August 17, 7pm: Luke Bryan with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell
August 19, 7:30pm: REO Speedwagon with Chicago
August 26, 7:30pm: Motley Crue with Alice Cooper
August 29, 7pm: Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line

  1. Stan Johnson says

    Although I much prefer to sit inside at SPAC, I alway boycott shows that are pavilion only. The lawn may be a major distraction, but if you’re going to book only inside seating, then why don’t you play at the Palace or Proctors? Not everyone can always afford inside seating and by doing this you exclude many: the rich/poor analogy is unavoidable.

  2. Mike says

    Maybe her management thinks she can’t sell that many lawn tickets and they don’t want to have a half empty lawn.

  3. Robert Millis says

    I disagree

    I think “inside-only” is a legit option. It provides a 5,500(?) seat room into the local equation, which fits a nice niche in-between the Palace/Proctors theaters and the TU Center /Full-SPAC mega show confabs.

    Although it doesn’t necessarily do so here with this show, it also provides an opportunity for SPAC to extend their reasons later into the chilly season.

    As for the “pricing” point: that’s a sep issue. pavilion-only (with middle tier acts ) doesn’t (and shouldn’t) automatically dictate big tickets prices. If SPAC elects to do so, they are screwing it all up. Like they tend to do anyways.


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