Summer concert season is in full swing, and music fans from all over New York State are planning on making the trip to Western New York for an upcoming show at Artpark. 

With acts like Brantley Gilbert, Trombone Shorty, and Patti Labelle gracing the Artpark amphitheater stage this summer, it’s a good idea to have a game plan before you trek to Lewiston. One of the biggest questions asked by Artpark concert-goers is, “Where the heck do I park?”

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According to Artpark’s website, you can park in one of the four on-site parking lots for $5 per car ($3 if you’re riding in on your motorcycle).  Parking lots A & B (also known as the upper lots) are located at the end of Portage Road, and parking lots C & D (the lower lots) are located at the end of South Fourth Street. Keep in mind that if you do decide to pay the five bucks to park in one of their lots, concert-goers have said that the lot does accept credit cards, so you don’t necessarily need to bring cash with you. 

However, according to some Buffalo Redditors, there are a few tips and tricks that can save you some cash on parking before the show.

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Whether you’ve never been to a show there, you don’t want to get stuck in traffic after, or you just want to save some cash - here are some insider tips on where to park for a concert at Artpark. 

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There’s a large parking lot and it is honestly not horrible getting out. Maybe leave during the last song (setlist.fm is your friend) but I haven’t gotten trapped in traffic like at CMAC or Darien Lake.”

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“I always park on the Main strip, Center St., facing the thruway, and walk from there. A bit of a walk though. But easy to just pull out and drive home from there afterward.”

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“You can park at the upper lot and it’s super close to the venue and also to the trails, I’ve seen it $5 for concert days, but if you go in early enough you can get in for free if you are going to walk on the trails. I have never been to a concert there I just walk in the gorge a lot there but it does seem like a great venue with the view of the gorge behind it.”

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“You can also park in the village of Lewiston too and walk, maybe a 10-minute walk but you beat a lot of traffic and can t back on the 190 pretty fast. So excited for Bon Iver.”

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“I always park in the spots next to Tops. I think it's the parking for Academy Park. They are spots along the street to the right of Tops. It's free, and about a 15-minute walk to the stage. Super easy to get out of.”

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“I always park by the pizzeria at the bottom of the hill that leads there.”

Do you have any parking tips for someone going to see a show at Artpark this summer?

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