Phish will play at Watkins Glen International July Fourth weekend

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

A long-rumored three-day concert by famed jam band Phish on Fourth of July weekend at Watkins Glen International was announced Thursday afternoon by the band and WGI.

“This is a momentous event for Watkins Glen International and we are thrilled to host Phish during the 4th of July holiday weekend,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, in a news release. “Our location in central New York, the beauty of the Finger Lakes Region in July, and our spacious campgrounds make WGI the perfect location for this festival. We worked very closely with the officials for the town of Watkins Glen and Schuyler County and I cannot thank them enough for their support in bringing this level of musical entertainment to our community."

The Glen earned a place in United States musical history as the site of the famed Summer Jam that featured headlining artists The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers and The Band.  Reportedly attracting over 600,000 people to Schuyler County in 1973, Summer Jam held the Guinness Book world record for the largest outdoor concert ever held in the U.S.

Tickets, which go on sale Monday, start at $200 and include admission for the entire weekend as well as onsite camping. Additional camping and travel packages will also be available. For more visit