With the summer concert season right around the corner, Live Nation and the home of the Q103 Qruption; Saratoga Performing Arts Center have announced ten new things to enhance your concert experience. Some of these improvements include a new facade to the amphitheater, $4 beers, plus concession and service upgrades.

According to a press release from SPAC - The 10 New Things to Enhance your concert experience at SPAC this Summer.

1.  New Facade and Sound!

For the first time in over fifty years SPAC has undergone a major facade renovation plus a new lawn speaker system!

2. $4.00 12oz Domestic Draft Beers!

- this should really be number one, but I get it!

3. Restaurant quality upgrades to concessions!

Meal upgrades will include new Angus Beef hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken tenders, and more. In addition to the burger, there are great new sharing appetizers like the loaded nachos and the Cajun cheese fries, which allow fans to share with their friends. Finally, by  popular demand, SPAC is now offering the option to have to best selling chicken tenders served. "Buffalo style".

4. Value concessions for fans!

The value meal is back with a choice of a cheeseburger, hot dog or chicken tenders, with fries and a soda for a discounted combination price. The 32 oz souvenir fountain soda with a free refill.

5. Upgraded VIP Concert Experience!

The VIP Program has also received improvements including revamped boxes that hold up to six people, all new in seat box service, closer VIP Parking, and upgraded food service in the VIP club.

6. Venue improvements!

Besides a new facade there an improved parking area, expansion of food & beverage points of sale for faster service plus the addition of a 40 feet of walk-in cooler space to deliver the freshest food and coldest beverages possible to concertgoers.

7. Ticket Deals!

SPAC is now offering 4 Pack Lawn Offers on most shows – it’s the best way to see the show with your group of friends!

8. Friends + Concerts + Rewards: Your Summer Just Got More Social!

The Live Nation Concert Calendar Facebook has launched, enabling fans to share and connect with other fans, the artists they love and the shows they want to see. Live Nation is first to bring gamification and real-world rewards to concert-discovery and planning. Show recommendations are based on artists users “like” on Facebook, actions they take in the calendar, affinity artists, plus artists they're listening to on Spotify. The Concert Calendar is the most robust concert app for fans combining official concert listings plus gamification elements like points, badges, a leaderboard and a loyalty/rewards platform. To add the Concert Calendar Facebook App .

9. Live Nation’s iPhone app makes the concert going experience easier for fans.

The iPhone app exclusively sells tickets that stay on your phone and will allow you to enter Live Nation venues. Further enhancing the concert experience, the app will deliver set lists in real time, exclusive show content and more. The app will recommend shows based on a user’s current iTunes library, sending ticket alerts, pre sale codes, notification of tickets being released into the system, as well as the ability to buy tickets immediately and more.


Utilizing the popular social media photo service Instagram, fans will be able to tag their pictures with #SPACSUMMER throughout the summer. Live Nation will highlight some of the best photos from Instagram from each concert on their Facebook page with prizes and more! Also loyal Twitter followers have a chance on select Thursdays to win tickets through the #BigTicketThursday promotion.

Live Nation is also launching the #milliontweets summer sweepstakes, where fans can tweet about Live Nation concerts including the shows at SPAC for the chance at an assortment of prizes like cash, artist meet & greets, Ultimate access and flyaways to ANY Live Nation concert in the World. Live Nation also plans to recognize Live Nation Superfans for the ultimate concert experiences. (sounds familiar right Q103 superfans?? wink wink)

The incredible Bud Light Summer Concert Series at SPAC includes:
Zac Brown Band - Friday, June 1st
Dave Matthews Band - Friday, June 8th & Saturday, June 9th
Yanni – Tuesday, June 12th
Drake with J. Cole & more – Thursday, June 14th
The Beach Boys – 50th Anniversary Tour - Saturday, June 23
Demi Lovato with Hot Chelle Rae – Tuesday, June 26th
Brad Paisley with The Band Berry & Scott McCreery – Friday, June 29th
Phish – Friday, July 6th thru Sunday, July 8th
Nickelback with Bush & My Darkest Days – Tuesday, July 24th
Santana & The Allman Brothers Band – Friday, July 27th
O.A.R. with Rebelution – Saturday, July 28th
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest with Slipknot & Slayer – Tuesday, July 31st
Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson – Tuesday, August 14th
Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert – Sunday, August 19th
Def Leppard & Poison with Lita Ford – Monday, August 20th
Chicago & The Doobie Brothers – Tuesday, August 21st
Jason Mraz with Christina Perri – Sunday, Sepetember 2nd
Fresh Beat Band – Monday, September 3
Florence & The Machine with The Maccabees – Sunday, September 16th

Keep listening to Q103 for a major Qruption 2012 Announcement coming soon!!!