Located on the original grounds of the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Festival, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to serve as a picturesque backdrop for some of the country's most beloved musical artists every year. On October 17, 2014, join the crowds at this historic site to see John Hiatt perform live.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Seating Information
For major concerts, the main pavilion will be split into six areas. Sections 1-5 make up the preferred seating area directly in front of the stage. Premium seating is located in the second half of section 1, as well as the front areas of sections 6, 7, 8, 9, and 100. The general seating area is comprised of sections 6-11 and 100. At the end of sections 2-11 and 100 lies reserved seating areas in private boxes. The final area covered under the pavilion roof is the bench seating, located in sections 12-18. Furthest from the stage, the venue also offers a general admission lawn seating area, which usually allocates a certain space as a "Family Zone," which expressly prohibits alcohol and smoking.
For smaller events, the "Event Gallery Stage" may be in use. The seating chart for this much smaller layout will be set up with four main sections (1, 101, 102, and 2). View the seating chart for John Hiatt while browsing to get an idea of the setup for your concert.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts General Information
For lawn seating, blankets are permitted, but outside lawn chairs cannot be brought inside, though may be available for rental at the venue on the day of the show. Small cloth backpacks and coolers are allowed, and guests can bring up to two factory sealed bottles of water and one clear bag of food. Outside alcohol is not permitted within the venue.
Non-professional cameras are typically permitted, but any kind of laptop or tablet device is prohibited. Children under the age of two typically have free admission to the lawn but require a ticket in the reserved seating area.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Parking Information
Most parking on site is included in the price for John Hiatt tickets. Guests can opt to purchase premium parking for most events, but please note that only cars (no buses or RVs) are allowed in the premium lots. Parking lots typically open 2-3 hours before the concert begins.
The venue does remind visitors that the center is situated in the middle of several local farms and asks that visitors be mindful of any farm equipment that may be on the road.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Tailgating Information
Tailgating is permitted in the venue lots, but no open fires or charcoal grills are permitted. All tailgating equipment must be contained within the parking space allotted to each car, and each car may only take up one parking space. Tailgating may also be allowed in the grassy medians of the lots.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Gate Times
Bethel Woods gates typically open one hour to 90 minutes prior to the start of a performance.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Accessibility
The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts offers wheelchair seating, as well as seats for guests with sight or hearing impairments. Accessible parking spaces are available along with a complimentary shuttle service. The venue can also provide wheelchairs for temporary use. Contact the guest services department directly to arrange any particular services.