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As of 9.13.2021 Snow Pond Center for the Arts is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks recommended.  Details here.

Welcome to The Bowl in the Pines ~ Lakeside Amphitheater 

The Bowl in the Pines amphitheater sits on the shores of Lake Messalonskee nestled among the pines on the Snow Pond Center for the Arts campus in Sidney, Maine. The Bowl, built in the 1930s, is still one of the nation’s largest outdoor stages. With marvelous acoustics and a natural lakeside setting, the Bowl is the premier outdoor concert venue in New England.

Bowl Concert at Night

Stranger Concert

Drawing of Bowl with Pavers

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The last phase of the Bowl renovations will be completed in the spring and fall of 2020. Final renovations include: installing power and rigging over the stage; and adding ADA restrooms, two concession areas, an expanded handicap parking area, and a new permeable paver patio in front of the stage


Performance Area. 

Full stage - 100' wide
Main Performance Area - 36' wide x 32' deep 

Marketing by the Numbers in 2020 - Snow Pond InfoGraphic (PDF)


Ticket Information

The Box Office is located in the Snow Pond’s Visitor’s Center at 8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney, Maine.
Office hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Visa and MasterCard accepted.

There is a $1.28 per ticket service fee for all transactions.


-A 10% discount applies for seniors (age 60 and above.)

-Sidney residents receive a 10% discount to all performances, to receive this discount, tickets must be purchased in person at the Snow Pond Box Office.
-Student prices are for those under age 18 or with a valid college ID and will be offered when appropriate.
-Group discounts are available for 10 or more, please call the Box Office to reserve group tickets.

Most of Snow Pond’s performances are free to children under the age of 12. 

If you choose to order tickets online or over the phone, tickets will be retained at the Box Office until the day of the performance. We do not mail tickets. Tickets may be picked up in advance of the performance during our regular Box Office hours.

All tickets are non-refundable.

Snow Pond Center for the Arts does not work with third party vendors. Always purchase tickets directly through our website or from our Box Office staff.


Snow Pond Center for the Arts Box Office is located at:

8 Goldenrod Lane, Sidney, Maine 04330

844-476-6976 ext. 202

Snow Pond Center for the Arts