Binghamton's famous Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally is back and all of the fun starts on Friday. As in tomorrow, October 8!

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It should come as no surprise to anyone that although Spiedie Fest is back, there will be some changes this year, especially when it comes to the concert experience. If you want to see Barenaked Ladies, Billy Currington, or Martina McBride perform, there are some things you'll need to know before you go.

What Time Are the Spiedie Fest Concerts?

Barenaked Ladies are playing on Friday and their show will start at exactly 6:00 p.m. because after they finish their show in Binghamton, they're headed to Las Vegas. On Saturday, Tezza and Kevin Mikula will open for Billy Currington starting at 3:00 p.m. Billy Currington's show has been pushed back to start around 6:15 p.m. so that his full lights show can be enjoyed. On Sunday, Martina McBride will start her concert at 5:00 p.m.

Can I Just Stand on the Other Side of the Fencing and Watch the Concerts?

No, not this year. A privacy wall is being set up so if you want to watch the concert, you will need to buy an actual ticket.

Can I Buy Tickets to Spiedie Fest Concerts at the Gate or Do I Have To Buy Them in Advance?

You can absolutely buy tickets at the gate, but if you want to save money, your best bet is to get them ahead of time. Concert tickets will cost $25.00 per person, per day when purchased in advance at Wegmans, at the Mirabito Box Office at Visions Veterans Memorial Arena, or at If you wait until the day of the concert that you want to go to and plan to buy your tickets at the gate, expect to pay $45.00 per ticket.

I've Heard About Spiedie Fest Gold Circle Concert Tickets. What Are They?

The Gold Circle tickets are essentially VIP concert tickets and anyone who has one will be able to get extra close to the stage. Gold Circle ticket holders will also have their own private entrance and exit along with access to the beverage station. Gold Circle tickets are only good for Friday and Saturday and cost $75 per day, per person and can be bought at

Where Do I Park For Spiedie Fest Concerts?

There are a few options for Spiedie Fest parking. You can purchase a VIP parking pass for $40.00 each day of the festival through You can also park at SUNY Broome and hop on the shuttle to Otsiningo Park. SUNY Broome is located on Front Street just north of Exit 5 off I-81. You can also access SUNY Broome from exit 6 off I-81. The cost to park at SUNY Broome is $5.00 per vehicle, per day and includes shuttle bus service.

What Times Will The Spiedie Fest Balloons Launch?

For balloon launch times as well as general festival information, visit the Spiedie Fest website.

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