Originally named the Garden State Arts Center, the PNC Bank Arts Center is an outdoor amphitheater in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. The venue first opened its doors on June 12, 1968, and featured the Philadelphia Orchestra. During the 1990s, classical music was phased out for the most part to make room for more popular music. It was also during this time that the name was changed to PNC Bank Arts Center. The amphitheater holds approximately 17,500 people. The venue has room for 7,000 people, while the grass area can hold an additional 10,500. James Taylor has performed at the amphitheater almost every year. Additional performers who have had concerts at the venue include artists such as Bruce Springsteen,Sting and Glen Campbell. To see great summer concerts, purchase your PNC Bank Arts Center tickets at StubHub.
Where are the best PNC Bank Arts Center seats located?
The best seats at the amphitheater are located at the very front, in the 101-104 section. The second-row seats, 201-204, also offer a great view of the stage. All of the seats are covered.
Is the PNC Bank Arts Center accessible by public transportation?
The PNK Bank Arts Center offers a free shuttle. Guests can take NJ transit to the Aberdeen/Matawan train station. A shuttle will then pick guests up from the station and drop them off at the station after the show.
Is there on-site parking?
Yes, parking is available on site, and it's on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can also purchase VIP parking tickets, which cost between $20 and $40. The parking lot opens one hour before scheduled events, for those who wish to come early. General parking costs $6.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings available at PNC Bank Arts Center?
Various food and drinks are available at the venue, such as fast food, beer and wine. You're allowed to bring your own food too, so long as it's stored in a sealed plastic container. You can' bring your own alcohol.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring my children along?
Some PNC Bank Arts Center events don't allow children, but the family-friendly events do allow little ones. A ticket is required for each child.
Is the PNC Bank Arts Center a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, the venue does have a wheelchair-accessible parking area. In addition, there are special needs seats in the Orchestra and Loge sections. You can also find wheelchair lawn seating.Back to Top
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