The 2024 summer concert season got off to a hot start with big draw artists such as Hozier, Lainey Wilson, John Fogerty and Brooks & Dunn making their way to the Broadview Stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). We are just getting started but don't want you to get carried away, with the partying that is.

New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are teaming with New York State Police, New York State Liquor Authority and State Park Police to crack down on the use of fake IDS. DO NOT attempt to purchase alcohol at SPAC or any New York amphitheater this summer.

Operation Prevent is currently underway and will continue until September 17th. Here are some of the venues where sweeps will be conducted;

Should you be caught using a false ID to buy alcohol you could be ticketed and your license could be suspended or revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year.


During the 4th of July holiday week there are a few BIG shows scheduled for SPAC in Saratoga Springs, NY. Authorities are certain to be present and looking to prevent the use of fake IDs.

Hotshots: See Artists Photos From Brooks & Dunn At SPAC June 27, 2024

It was a show that was 18 years in the making: Brooks & Dunn's Reboot 2024 Tour on the Broadview Stage at SPAC on Thursday, June 27, 2024. It had been 18 years since Kix & Ronnie last took the stage in Saratoga, and the crowd was ready to see them perform 'Boot Scootin' Boogie,' 'Neon Moon,' 'Red DIrt Road,' and all of their classic tunes. David Lee Murphy also brought his own impressive set of solo hits and songs that he penned, and Ernest showed us why he is as Country as Country gets. Relive all the great performances with these photos below courtesy of Claude Sawyer Photography.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

Every Country Artist Performing In Upstate NY In 2024

It is going to be another big year of Country shows in 2024, and here is a complete list of artists already scheduled to perform in the year ahead in the Capital Region and all over Upstate New York. Dierks Bentley, Hardy, Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Tim McGraw, and so many others are already on this list! Don't miss your favorite Country stars - keep checking back here as we will be adding lots of shows in the weeks and months ahead.

Gallery Credit: Matty Jeff

2024 Capital Region Concert Calendar

This New York Concert Calendar is updated regularly so keep checking back for the latest on Saratoga Performing Arts Center, MVP Arena, The Egg, the Palace Theatre and much more!

Gallery Credit: Karolyi