Over the past 40 years, hundreds of concerts have been brought in to the Watertown, New York area by DPAO.  Some of the most memorable shows have included:  Alan Jackson, Journey, Jeff Dunham, Blake Shelton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Reba, Foreigner, Chicago, Keith Urban, The Tragically Hip, Jeff Foxworthy, REO Speedwagon, Sugarland, STYX, The Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Meat Loaf, Randy Travis, Huey Lewis & The News, Kenny Rogers, and Jeff Dunham.

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Proceeds from DPAO's Annual Summer Concert Series help to provide programs and services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. How did DPAO get its start? 
Check out this clip from the 1st part of our 'Concerts for a Cause' Series ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 1).mov

In part 2 of our series, Joe Rich, DPAO's Founder and current DPAO Foundation's Board of Directors President, discusses DPAO's first concert in its existence in 1974 with Harry Chapin ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 2).mov

Johnny Cash played for DPAO a few times. In part 3 of our 'Concerts for a Cause' series, Joe talks about the country legend's first performance in the North Country ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 3).mov

To purchase tickets online for the Summer Concert Series, you must have an account with Tickets.com!
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We are not responsible for tickets that are purchased via a third party website or any ticket resellers.  Approved ticket purchases are valid through DPAO's website, Tickets.com, phone and in person sales at DPAO's office, or at participating Kinney Drugs locations.

Doors / Gates open 2 hours prior to the event (subject to change without notice).

Please have your ticket in your hand when you arrive to the doors / gates!

Box Office / Will Call opens 2 hours prior to the event (subject to change without notice).

Parking is on the field near the venue.

Blankets and Lawn / Bag Chairs are permitted in the General Admission section                                  (outdoor shows only - we cannot guarantee you will be able to see due to patrons standing).

Events occur rain or shine.

Patrons will be searched (including purses and backpacks).

Concessions (food and beverages) will be available - Photo ID is required to purchase alcohol.

Children under the age of 5 do not need a ticket but must sit on your lap (does not apply to the kids / family shows).

Strollers are allowed but must be put to the side or back of the arena.  They cannot be placed next to your seat.

We have a no refund / no exchange policy for all of our events.

Venue address (Watertown Shows) is 600 William T Field Drive / Watertown, New York 13601

There is a $5 order fee and $1 mailing fee for all orders through our office.  Online orders through the ticketing company we use (Tickets.com) have a per ticket fee as well as a $5 order fee and $1 mailing fee.



Food & Beverages Coolers Umbrellas Weapons (including pocket / jack knives) Professional Cameras (subject to change without notice) Video / Recording Devices Fireworks Bikes, Rollerblades, and Skateboards



Phone: (315) 782-0044
Email:  DPAOConcerts@DPAO.net
*Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM*