How to Get Free Park Access with Your Live Nation Concert Ticket at Darien Lake & Other Good Stuff

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Are you low-key obsessed with seeing concerts all summer long? Cool, us too (minus the low-key part). Well, now that we have your attention, we have exciting news to share. Darien Lake is joining #Club25 (aka it’s their 25th anniversary), and they are celebrating this major milestone all summer long. And guess who reaps all the benefits? You do!

2017 is the year to beat all years, thanks to our friends over at Live Nation. Darien Lake summer concerts have always been good, but this time they really brought their A-game.


Concert Lovers, Listen Up

There’s something about live music, sunshine, and fresh air that make outdoor concerts one of our favorite summertime activities. Darien Lake has been bringing musical talent to the amphitheater for the past 25 years, and this year’s lineup is very well-stacked.

Get your tickets, get your friends, and pack up the car. Even though it’s July already, somehow, there’s plenty of chances to get your summer music lovin’ in at everyone’s favorite outdoor concert venue

Count your lucky stars because July is bringing OneRepublic and Brantley Gilbert to the stage. All we have to say about that is bottoms up! The good times keep on rollin’ for country fans with shows by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan on the calendar for August.

If country music isn’t your jam, no worries. The talent list includes rock band favorites, too. In other words, clear your calendar. There’s the Goo Goo Dolls, Kings of Leon, Green Day, and John Mayer to look forward to before Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows close out the season in September.


This summer’s 25th Season at Darien Lake Amphitheater lineup includes:

  • Kidz Bop Kids – Saturday, July 22 nd
  • OneRepublic – Tuesday, July 25 th
  • Brantley Gilbert – Sunday, July 30 th
  • Kings of Leon – Wednesday, August 2 nd
  • Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell — Friday, August 4 th
  • Goo Goo Dolls with Phillip Phillips – Saturday, August 12 th
  • Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge – Friday, August 25 th
  • Green Day – Saturday, August 26 th
  • John Mayer – Sunday, August 27 th
  • Matchbox Twenty / Counting Crows – Monday, September 11 th


Get on the Lawn

If you’ve been to a Darien Lake concert before, you know lawn seating is the best seating. Well, we have even better news for you. Preferred lawn seating is back! If you want to get in early to claim your spot, you can once again.

Besides early entry, you also get a complimentary lawn chair rental and beverage cart access. It’s the VIP treatment, without the VIP pricing. Lawn seating for the win!


Get on a Rollercoaster

After 24 successful summers, awesome concerts are pretty much a given. New to the 25th season is free theme park access. To celebrate the quarter of a century, Live Nation partnered up with Darien Lake Theme Park to gift same-day theme park admission to concert ticket buyers. This means one ticket gets you two times the fun!* Rollercoasters, waterslides, and bumper cars, oh my!


New for 2017

Everyone loves a makeover, and that’s just what you’ll see at the concession stands and plazas this summer. Let’s be real, 2017 is all about the perfect selfie. If you are slightly obsessed with Snapchat and Instagram, no judgement here, we are right there with you. #noshame

With this in mind, the 2017 updates include displays for photo opportunities and selfies. Yay! On the more practical side, there’s additional seating in the main plaza, new TV displays, and more concession locations.



New On The Menu

There’s too much food here. There’s too much alcohol here. Said NO ONE EVER.

Darien is upping its food and drink game in a major way, and we’re pretty pumped about it. What’s on the menu? Show specialty cocktails, local food trucks, and craft beers aka all of our favorites!! Keep an eye out for those local guys and gals serving up local eats. To be more specific, House of Munch, Center Street Smoke House, and Buffalo’s Best will be making appearances on the grounds. Yes, yes, yes!

If you want to stuff your face, we fully support it! But, first send snaps/instas and as always #hashtagstepoutbuffalo and #Darien25. We appreciate every and all opportunities to live vicariously through your eating experiences. Please, and thank you!


Get Here in 2017

If outdoor concerts are the highlight of your summer, there are plenty more chances to get your friends together and fill up your own section of the lawn. And hey, before the concert starts get on some roller coasters, we heard they are super cool. And obvi try all the food… because food over everything!


Props to Live Nation

If you are wondering where to send your thank you notes for all this super cool news– show Live Nation some love on social media.

As the world’s leading live entertainment company, they pulled some major strings to make the 25th season at Darien Lake Amphitheater the best one yet. For additional information about them, check out their website livenation.com.


*The offer will be valid for all tickets purchased for any concert at the amphitheater that occurs during the theme park’s operating schedule. The offer is not valid in conjunction with any other Darien Lake Theme Park offer and is non-transferrable.  Free Theme Park access is only valid the same day as the concert ticket and is only valid on purchased tickets and not valid on complimentary concert tickets. Go to darienlake.com/concerts for full details.


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