It has become a sign of summer in Syracuse. A litany of problems that surround the first major concert of the season at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater.
This year it was a sold-out Dave Matthews Band Concert that left thousands of folks parked at the lower lots stranded waiting for a Centro Bus Shuttle. Some would be concert goers left after waiting in lines for more than an hour, while others waited in line letting their frustrations known on Social Media; before eventually getting into the concert an hour after it started.
County Executive Joanie Mahoney says they will be making changes for the Kenny Chesney concert Thursday night. They will be opening the lower parking lots at 3:30 p.m. The pedestrian bridge over 690 will also be open for people to walk from the Pink/Brown Lots to the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview.
"Tomorrow night for Kenny Chesney we'll have a path delineated by fences, or people, or cones, or something. You will have a clear path," says Mahoney "I just can't emphasize enough how tragic this story could end if people try to cross 690. That is dumb."
Mahoney stressed that the most successful way people were getting into the concert was taking the Centro shuttles in from their downtown hub to the amphitheater’s main gate. The round trip is $4.