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What you need to know about Phish at SPAC, including a Map and Post-show info

This was originally posted for the June 2010 Phish shows at SPAC. With a few tweaks, some updates and punctuation improvements, here is what you need to know about going to SPAC for Phish during July 3-5, 2014.


First things first, follow UpstateLIVE on Twitter for helpful hints will abound throughout the weekend. We’ll be on location all weekend sharing: traffic info, park updates ( and keeping fans aware of the police presence. In 2013, Saratoga officials announced a crackdown on alcohol and intoxicated people in the state park known as SPA, which includes SPAC. In the past, there has always been a lot of chatter preceding the summer concert season at SPAC regarding the increased police presence and no-alcohol policy (with ticket enforcement and arrest potential). In 2013, beers that were visible in the bottle were confiscated and someone ended up with an incredible supply of heady brews. Don’t treat SPAC lots as a free for all – this is a New York State Park and State Troopers roam the grounds, not local police. 

You’ll need this – the map of Saratoga Spa State Park. It is VERY easy to get lost, as you can quite easily wind up walking around for an hour looking for the lot your car is in, or altogether become disoriented. Download PDF: SPAC Map

In the interest of making sure everyone knows what has been the norm in the past, whether you have been here before or not, keep in mind a few things:

State Troopers : Younger fans, keep the alcohol under lock and key, as alcohol sensors have been used in the past. If they see you drinking, they’ll dip in a stick detector for alcohol into the drink and then they can search you. Arcane? Yes. Illegal? Possibly. Outlandish and Insane? Indeed. Don’t stress, just play it smart! This comes from people who have been there and people who work there. Use your heads.

Hotels have also been given a contact number to call if they suspect drug use. So be careful when you are pre-gaming at the hotel or getting back and trying to enjoy the post-show scene or get some sleep.

Post show, there will be checkpoints for drunk driving and K-9 units for the obvious. Don’t leave the park without a sober driver and when you do, drive the speed limit, the cops need only a small reason to pull you over, either on Route 9, Route 50, I-87 or the small towns north and south of Saratoga.

While in town….


Post shows, there are a couple of options right in Saratoga for those who want to keep the party going and are equipped with a designated driver to keep it going till the sun comes up.
The Putnam Den has fast become the premier live music venue in Saratoga, after SPAC. There are three late night shows, one for each night of Phish and only TWO miles from SPAC! Plus, there are more shows each night at The Parting Glass, literally a 0.3 mile walk from Putnam Den. Both venues feature incredible music and a discount if you buy passes to both post-shows each night.

You can find all the info on the post-shows here, but in short, here are your choices for post-Phish music:
July 3rd – Lucid at Putnam Den
July 4th – Waylon Speed at The Parting Glass
July 4th – Twiddle at Putnam Den
July 5th – Formula 5 at The Parting Glass
July 5th – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Putnam Den

The address of The Putnam Den is 63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For more info on each of the shows, visit the Putnam Den website www.putnamden.com

See you all at SPAC!

Four Jones Beach Posters up for Auction for Mockingbird

Continuing with our successful auction for Mockingbird in 2011 that have netted over $150 so far this year, we have four posters from artists featured on the PhanArt Blog who graciously donated their art to support music education. Please take a look at the auction and support The Mockingbird Foundation!

Featured in the auction are four posters from Jones Beach and Summer 2010 tour

Erin Cadigan’s poster for 2nd leg of summer tour. Based on the Virgin of Guadeloupe, the clouds are the venues and dates. The print measures 12″x18″, comes from a signed and numbered edition of 113 and is printed on 1-33 Champagne pearlized 100# cover 34-113 Cougar felted 100#cover (nice white paper). This poster is #80/113

Vinny Naro’s poster is 12×18″ on 100lb. uncoated stock in an edition of 150. Each poster is signed and numbered. This poster is an Artists Proof.

Bruce Horan’s poster is 9.5X15″ and printed on 300 gsm Coventry Rag paper. A 2 color silkscreen
with metallic silver ink, this poster is signed and numbered. This poster number is 23/80.

Jonathan Caplan’s Jones Beach print is a 13” x 19” Giclee print from J Cap Design is a signed and numbered edition of 20. It was printed the day before the Jones Beach shows this August, and features the mock-quote “We don’t want no night sky”. This poster is #7/20

All these prints and more are featured on the PhanArt Blog – www.phanart.net/blog – check it out daily for new art made by Phish fans, with a percent of each donation going to The Mockingbird Foundation

All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Mockingbird Foundation, which supports music education across the country. Check out www.mbird.org for more info.

Summer 2010 posters from Peter Washburn and Phil Luong

Peter Washburn and Phil Luong made these posters as a way to commemorate Phish’s 2010 Summer Tour as well as the July 3rd and 4th, 2010 shows in Alpharetta, Georgia.  They are printed on thick card stock and measure 13″ x 18.75″.

For the Summer Tour poster we used a shillouette theme with the Tweezer lyrics “Step Into the Freezer” as a juxtaposition to “Summer Tour” as well as an ironic way to escape the sweltering heat of the summer and enter the heat of the planet we know as “Phish”.

We created the posters for the July 3rd and 4th, 2010 shows in Atlanta (Alpharetta) to celebrate the nation’s birthday with a play on the very famous World War I Army recruitment made by James Montgomery Flagg in 1916.  In this case, however, both Trey and Mike are “Uncle Sam” and instead of saying “I Want YOU For U.S. Army” they say “We Want YOU To Be Happyfrom the song “Joy”.

Phil is a graphic designer in Jacksonville, FL and Peter is a botanist living in Greenville, SC.  They have each been seeing Phish since 1996. The summer tour poster is $15 while the “We want YOU” prints are $20, or get all 3 for $40!


Spencer Lazosky’s Greek prints

Newcomer to the PhanArt Blog Spencer Lazosky is a 30 year old graphic designer, was born and raised in Oklahoma, moved to Montana in high school and started listening to Phish. He saw his first show 2-18-03 in Denver and he has been hooked ever since. Spencer feels lucky enough to have seen some sick shows, including IT, Festival 8, Red Rocks 09, and the Greek among others.

Spencer’s Greek poster is a signed run of 99. The posters are printed on a laminated card stock signed and numbered. Cost for the poster is $20 with $10 shipping and handling. Paypal button is below the poster.

Visit Spencer’s website for more great art – lazodesign.com

Isadora Bullock Deer Creek and Telluride prints

One of the great artists we are pleased to present on the blog from time to time is Isadora Bullock. Her prints are continuously some of the best each tour and have become a very sought after lot item since Phish’s return last spring. Isadora has about 15 Telluride prints left. Titled “Steep“, it measures 15″ x 21.5”, in a 3 color linocut limited edition of 125 The cost is $20 including shipping.

Her Deer Creek print, “Bionic” also measures 15″ x 21.5″ in a 3 color linocut limited ed. of 100. The cost is $25 including shipping. Paypal links are below the posters.

Visit isadorabullock.com to order posters

Get back issues of Surrender to the Flow!

Did you miss picking up a copy of the one and only Surrender to the Flow tour magazine this summer? Not hit any Leg 2 shows and want to keep your collection complete? You can still get a copy of both Summer 2010 issues delivered to your abode!

Produced by Christy Articola and featuring the art designs of Senior Artist Drew Suto and PhanArtists Greg Brenner and Ryan Kerrigan, Surrender to the Flow has been featured on lot since 1998, and is nearing completion of it’s 27th issue! Through Christy’s efforts, fans get the latest news and reviews from Phish tour, info on each tour stop that has come in handy to hundreds upon thousands of fans, and developed into a collectors item for Phish fans of all ages.

For only $5, you can get either of the issues from this past summer, or for $8, you can get both! Remember, Surrender to the Flow will always be free on lot. Always.

Early Summer 2010
Late Summer 2010


Erin Cadigan summer prints

This is PhanArtist Erin Cadigan‘s poster for 2nd leg of summer tour. Based on the Virgin of Guadeloupe, the clouds are the venues and dates. The print measures 12″x18″, comes from a signed and numbered edition of 113 and is printed on 1-33 Champagne pearlized 100# cover 34-113 Cougar felted 100#cover (nice white paper)

You can get one of these prints by clicking the paypal button below. The total cost is $28.50 ($25 for print + 3.50 for shipping)

Ed Wilson Jones Beach and Summer Tour posters

Ed Wilson‘s Jones Beach prints are a 4 color silk screen printed on  Stonehenge paper. It measures 10×22 and is signed and numbered in an edition of 100. Only 13 remain with 8 artists proofs available (not numbered, but signed with artist proof written on them).

Shipping and Handling is 8.50 for Priority Mail w/tracking

For the numbered edition, they are $20 each print

Artist proofs are $25 per print

detail - dates
detail - lettering

Ed also has his Summer Tour print. It measures 18×24 and is printed on 10 point card stock matte. In a limited edition of 1000, each poster is signed and numbered. Each poster costs $15 with $850 for Priority Shipping with tracking.

Kevin Mand’s Telluride print

About the poster: The original work was done on cold press illustration board with pigment liner pens. Kevin notes that he chose to do the black and white point-o-lism as he feels it relates to how Phish is to him, as well as it is a very intricate and timeconsuming process. After hiking around Telluride for a bit he brainstormed this idea at the town park stage thinking about the “bands view”. The prints where done digitally on 12pt semi-gloss paper, with only 250 done, they are all signed and numbered.

About the artist: Kevin Man grew up in Wisconsin and started going to Phish shows in 1995. He has always had a passion for art and now has the opportunity to start doing art relating to his favorite band. He is currently studying art and pursuing a degree in print making/graphic design.