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2022 COVID Guidelines

As we welcome audiences back for live performances, the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff remain our highest priority. To that end, our policies and procedures are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and regulations from state and local governments, as well as the best practices in the performing arts industry, and the recommendations from the dedicated and knowledgable physicians on our Board of Directors. Please note that we will continue to monitor all relevant data and recommendations closely and make appropriate adjustments as deemed safe.
  • The Skaneateles Festival will not request proof of COVID vaccination nor proof of a recent negative COVID test result.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged inside indoor concerts but are not required. Should this change, if you have purchased tickets, you will receive an e-mail in advance with further information and masks will be provided at the door.
  • The Festival encourages audience members who feel ill or show symptoms of illness to stay home. To facilitate this, we are offering a flexible exchange policy. Call the Box Office at (315) 685-7418 and explain your situation; we will exchange your tickets to another 2022 Festival performance based on availability.

SKANEATELES FESTIVAL

Venues

Where It All Happens

From sweeping vistas to starlit nights to intimate stages, home is where the music is. Our venues offer unique experiences that will delight your senses. You’ll feel like you can reach right out and touch the music. Some may even leave you with the feeling that you just experienced world class music in the comfort of your living room or around the backyard campfire. Our goal is that you feel as close to greatness as possible!

SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS

Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards

The Pavilion provides a full view of both the musicians and Skaneateles Lake. The venue projects and reflects the sound of the music clearly no matter where the audience is located on the property — in the chairs in front of the stage, along the hill that slopes up from the stage, or at the tables outside the winery.

Robinson Pavilion at Anyela’s Vineyards

2433 West Lake Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152 (about 4.5 miles south of Route 20)

Parking at Robinson Pavilion is free and will be directed by volunteers

SEATING

Gates open at 6:00pm – Concerts begin promptly at 8pm

“A” ticket seating is open seating with chairs provided — designated near the front of the stage and on the upper terrace areas at the Robinson Pavilion.
“B” ticket seating is lawn seating, “first come, first served” on the grass tiers of the amphitheater. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

FOOD AND DRINK

Anyela’s Vineyard offers their own wine and local craft beer for sale as well as a variety of snacks.  Otherwise, pick up a “take away” from a local “Friends of the Festival” restaurant or bring your own hamper and feast under the stars. 

Please Note: No alcohol or glass bottles are allowed to be brought into the concert.  All coolers and bags will be checked upon entry.

PREPARING

Many attendees like to make an evening of it with a picnic dinner, so if you want a seat close to the stage behind “A seating” you should arrive early. The pavilion lawn is terraced so even if you are not near the front, you will have a good view anywhere on the lawn. 

Please note that most pathways are gravel or lawn, so “sensible” shoes are suggested to get to your seat.  See below if you need assistance with handicap access.

The temps may be warm when you arrive, but it can cool off considerably as the sun sets, so think about bringing a jacket.
If you have “B” seating tickets you’ll need to bring a folding lawn chair or blanket. 

Portable toilets are located on the vineyard path along the north side of the lawn. 

It will be dark by the end of the concert, so bring a flashlight or use your phone to help you find your car afterward.  

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

We are happy to accommodate any accessibility needs of patrons and handicap seating is available in all price levels. At Robinson Pavilion, the accessible section is located on the terrace nearest the handicapped parking lot. This section is also close to the accessible restrooms.

Note: if you purchase a “B” seating lawn ticket you will need to bring your own chair for the terrace, as it will not be provided.

Please call our office at 315-685-7418 so that we can ensure the best accommodations.

SKANEATELES FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

A variety of Skaneateles Festival merchandise will be available for purchase before each concert and during intermission. Guest artist CDs are often available on the nights they perform.  Credit cards and cash are both welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CELL PHONES

We would love for you to take lots of photos before and after the concerts and tag us on social media! We ask that you be considerate during the concert by silencing your phones and being aware of how your photography may be affecting your neighbors’ experience; we want everyone to enjoy the music in the moment. Please do not use flash during the concert.

INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATION ON SATURDAY EVENING CONCERTS

In the event of inclement weather, Saturday concerts will move to the rain location. That decision will be announced by 3pm the day of the concert via our website, Facebook, Instagram, voicemail and email (If you aren’t on our email list, it’s super easy to sign up here, we send great updates and Festival news!)

WEEKDAY EVENING CONCERTS

First Presbyterian Church

The facility was rebuilt in 1998 and the church committed to using the building as a community resource to provide space for and host various Art Shows and Music Festivals, Education programs, Co-ops, and Community based youth programs.

97 E. Genesee St, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Parking for the First Presbyterian Church along Genesee Street or in the municipal parking lot located behind M&T Bank on Genesee St. or Doug’s Fish Fry on Jordan. There is also free parking at Skaneateles High School.

From Syracuse and points east: Take Rte. 690 West to 695 West, then follow exit sign to Rte. 5 West. At the second light, turn left onto Rte. 321 (Bennetts Corners Road). Follow 321 until it ends in downtown Skaneateles. Turn left onto Genesee Street. The church is on the left, directly across from Lakeside Park and the Episcopal Church.

From Auburn and points west: Take Route 20 (Genesee Street) to Skaneateles. Go through the center village and the church will be on the left, directly across from Lakeside Park and the Episcopal Church.

SEATING

Doors open at 7:30pm – Concerts begin promptly at 8pm

The church is air-conditioned and the seats are cushioned church pews.

All seating is “first come, first served” with“A” ticket seating being designated in the front rows of the church and “B” ticket seating in the back ½ of the church.

FOOD AND DRINK

Light refreshments may be available for purchase at Intermission. There are many restaurants located in the Village within an easy walk or short drive of the church. See listing of “Friends of the Festival” restaurants.

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

We are happy to accommodate any accessibility needs of patrons and handicap seating is available in all price levels. Please call our office at 315-685-7418 so that we can ensure the best accommodations.

PREPARING

Attendance may be at capacity, so come early to assure yourselves of parking nearby and the seating you prefer.

Acoustics are outstanding in the church, so there are no bad seats sound-wise, but as with all venues, aisle seats may be at a premium.

Bathrooms are located in multiple locations at the church.

SKANEATELES FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

A variety of Skaneateles Festival merchandise will be available for purchase before each concert and during intermission.

Guest artist CDs may be available on the nights they perform.

Credit cards and cash are both welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CELL PHONES

We would love for you to take lots of photos before and after the concerts and tag us on social media! We ask that you be considerate during the concert by silencing your phones and being aware of how your photography may be affecting your neighbors’ experience; we want everyone to enjoy the music in the moment. Please do not use flash during the concert.

For us, it almost isn’t summer without SkanFest. It is something that has never disappointed, and we look forward to all year. 

RICHARD STEELE

We hope to see you soon!

2022 SKANEATELES FESTIVAL | TERMS AND CONDITIONS | PRIVACY POLICY

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