Tuxedo Tailgating

Tuxedo Tailgating ImageBring your favorite snacks and join us for tailgating fun before the Crane Chorus and Crane Symphony Orchestra Concert! Spaces available on first come, first served basis. No car? Find a spot at the provided picnic tables. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol permitted. View Flyer (PDF)

Tailgating Site

Tailgating is permitted in the designated area in Parking Lot 9 beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2016. This lot is between the Performing Arts Center and Barrington Drive.

Tailgating Rules

SUNY Potsdam welcomes everyone from our campus and community to gather before the Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra concert during the LoKo Festival of the Arts. Tailgating can be a fun activity before the concert and we want to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. If your plans include tailgating on campus, please adhere to the following rules:

  • The parking will open for tailgating at 5 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
  • No outside alcohol permitted in the tailgating site
  • No drinking game structures
  • No trailers
  • Trash shall be disposed of in available receptacles
  • No tents larger than 10' x 10'

The SUNY Potsdam University Police will respond to emergencies and enforce state statutes and campus ordinances.

Food and Drink

Guests are welcome to bring their own food for tailgating. Guests are not permitted to bring alcohol to the tailgating event. There will be a cash bar and food available for purchase.

Beer: $3.00 per bottle (Saranac Lager, Saranac Pale Ale, Labatt Blue, Labatt Blue Light and Guinness)

Wine: $5.00 per glass  -  $20.00 per bottle
    Red  -  Vista Malbac and The Divining Rod Cabernet Sauvignon
    White  -  Bollini Pinot Grigio and Edna Valley Chardonnay

Sandwiches:   $6.00 each

  1. Portobello and Goat Cheese on Sun-Dried Tomato Bread
  2. Mozzarella Chicken on Rosemary Focaccia
  3. Smoked Turkey, Swiss, Tomato, Guacamole and Chipotle Mayo  

Potato Chips:   $1.50 per bag

  1. Dirty Potato Chips with Sea Salt
  2. Dirty Potato Chips with Mesquite BBQ

If you wish to pre-order, please call Lori in the PACES office at (315) 267-2668 by April 27. Snacks, popcorn and assorted non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale at the on-site concession stand.

Guests without vehicles

Picnic tables will be available for seating within the parking lot for guests to gather and sit.  

Open container ordinance

All guests are reminded of the open container ordinance on campus. The ordinance bans open containers of alcohol on campus and in all public areas of campus buildings. However, during Tuxedo Tailgating, enforcement of the ordinance will be suspended for those of legal drinking age and in the designated area during the hours the parking lot is open for tailgating. Public areas of campus and buildings remain alcohol-free.


In the event of inclement weather guests are welcome to gather in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. You may bring food and drinks inside and PACES will have items for sale in the PAC Café.