Thread: CMAC Canandaigua NY

jsdonnan - 4/16/2013 at 04:46 AM

I am considering going to a show here and have never been. I'm looking for some comments and opinions from people who have attended shows at this venue.

PhotoRon286 - 4/16/2013 at 12:36 PM

Great venue for a show.

Tailgate in parking lot is subdued thanks to assclown sheriff's dept.

I think they balance their budget busting concert goers.

Enjoy and be careful.

peachygurl - 4/16/2013 at 02:55 PM

Wott my friend Ron said ^^^
I really like cmac as a venue ~ much preferred over Dariens lay out show experience wise.....but i don't do lawn spots, at either place ~ my friends tell me darien's lawn is better than cmac's & i can see why when looking through that angle... i just prefer to be closer.
with that said, I enjoy the ease of a tailgate party at Darien much more than cmac!

bomann12 - 4/16/2013 at 04:53 PM

yes get seats inside. make a day of it if you can. years ago i went to see buffet there and we found a rest stop down the lake a bit. fired up the grill and tailgated was nice . like ron said they police the lot . it's a beautifull area.

Chain - 4/16/2013 at 06:24 PM

Great venue with an overly zealous police/security presence. I would recommend getting inside seats as despite the great view of the lake from up on the lawn, to my ears the sound is not as good as other venues with lawn seating like, for instance, SPAC in Saratoga Springs.

Canadaigua itself is a nice area right on one of the most beautiful Finger Lakes of the entire Finger Lakes chain in my opinion. My dad's sister lives on the lake about 3 miles down the lake from the venue and so I've had the pleasure of spending some quality time in the general area. While security is a bit over the top, the other staff at the venue are very nice and welcoming folks....

rongabbard - 4/16/2013 at 07:08 PM

as mentioned,I have to agree,beautiful area,lawn isn't the best.We only will sit inside unless lawn are only tix available(sat on lawn for Matthews/Reynolds).Seriously be careful in parking lot,ALOT of UC popo there.Blk Crows/TTB will be a blast.There a few good others coming also,Further,Steely Dan,so far come on down and enjoy

curry - 4/16/2013 at 07:15 PM

Very nice venue. Decent sound. Saw Furthur there last year. Didnt see much police presence even in the Shakedown where they tend to arrest people.

Tailgated with a bunch of folk. No problems.

I think they sell local Finger Lakes wine inside.

jsdonnan - 4/17/2013 at 03:54 AM

Thanks for the input, folks.

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