Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?

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  • September 18th 2021 7:00pm
  • Parking Lots: 4:00 | Green Room: 4:30 | Member Gates: 5:30 | General Gates: 6:00 | Show: 7:00 

  • Pavilion

About the Show:

Hailed as "America's favorite comedian" by Slate Magazine, for over two decades comedian/ventriloquist/actor Jeff Dunham has sold-out arenas around the globe, cementing him as a comedy powerhouse. His accomplishments have led to record-breaking viewership of his standup specials on NBC, Netflix and Comedy Central. After being named a top ten grossing comedian by Forbes in 2019, the Dallas native begins his new arena and theater tour in 2021 with Jeff Dunham: Seriously!? which was delayed due to Covid-19.

In addition to Forbes, Dunham was recently nominated by Pollstar for “Comedy Tour of The Year,” based on box office sales as well also being awarded “Billboard’s Top Comedy Tour,” for three years. Last fall the comedian released his second Netflix stand-up special, Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself, filmed at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, TX. Beside Himself marked Jeff’s ninth special, an unprecedented number in the comedy community, having previously aired specials with Comedy Central and NBC. Dunham also holds the record for the first, second and fourth most watched specials ever on Comedy Central. His latest Comedy Central special, Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last-Minute Pandemic Holiday Special is set to premiere Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 27th at 8pm PT/ET. This will be the first of three specials set to debut on the network, treating fans to more of his delightfully twisted cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

Not only a mainstay in arenas, Dunham is leading the charge with online content as well and has blossomed to over 10.1 million followers on Facebook and over 2.8 million YouTube subscribers, amassing well over a billion views. His astonishing arena-packing power has put him on par with major music acts such as Bruno Mars and Metallica. In 2017, Dunham received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, commemorating over 20 years of comedy dominance.

Dunham has also made many cameo appearances across television and film, from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock, Angie Tribeca, and Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.

Keeping You COVID Safe

The comfort, safety, and well-being of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. We've enacted guidelines and protocols to keep our guests and staff safe, healthy, and enjoying their time spent at Bethel Woods. Read more here.

PREPARE FOR YOUR UPCOMING CONCERT

  • General Policies

    For the safety and convenience of all guests, every person and vehicle on premises are subject to search at the venue. This search may include the use of metal detectors and hand searches of individuals and carried items.

    • We strongly urge all guests to budget additional time for entry into the venue when planning their visits. Any item or property that could affect the safety of the venue, its occupants, or its property shall not be permitted into the venue. Bethel Woods reserves the right to prohibit or require removal of any items at their sole and absolute discretion. Any person that could affect the safety of the venue, its occupants, or its property shall be denied entry.
    • For everyone’s safety, Bethel Woods conducts bag check inspections and walk-through metal detection as part of security screening process.   All patrons are reminded to review our bag policy and prohibited items list before your arrival.  Upon your arrival at the security screening area be prepared to have your bag inspected and to remove all metal objects and place them in a provided container before walking through the metal detector.
    • The Box Office accepts will call from Ticketmaster only. We DO NOT accept will call from unauthorized ticketing companies or resellers. In order to pick-up tickets, you must have a photo ID and the credit card used to purchase tickets.
    • All events are “Rain or Shine." In the event of severe weather, such as lightning in the area, a performance may be delayed until the threat subsides. In these circumstances, guests may be asked to remain in their vehicles, or evacuated to their vehicles for safety. Information and updates will be available on 107.7 FM or via Bethel Woods social media channels. There will be no refunds, credits, or exchanges offered.
    • Allow at least 20 minutes to travel from your vehicle to the pavilion and lawn areas
    • No re-entry upon exiting
    • Shirts and shoes are required for entry
    • We are a live concert venue and you should expect guests to occasionally stand and dance, especially at rock, country, pop and contemporary concerts
    • Bethel Woods has designated smoking areas at the rear walkway at the TOP of the lawn hill. Smoking is limited to this designated area only. There is NO SMOKING on the lawn, in the Pavilion or on the pathways. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco. Non-compliance may result in removal from the facility.

  • Please Feel Welcome to Bring:

    • Blankets
    • Clear tote bags not to exceed 12”x6”x12”​
    • Small clutch purses no larger than 5.5x8.5” (palm size)
    • Hand-held umbrellas are allowed.  No beach style or ground mounted umbrellas are permitted.
    • Small hand-held cameras that fit in the pocket of jeans. Larger cameras, including professional cameras with multiple lens capabilities, are NOT permitted. Based on the restrictions of certain artists, this policy may vary. 
    • Water - two 20 oz.  factory sealed plastic bottles of water per person. Please note - water is the only beverage permitted into Bethel Woods Center for the Arts concerts. (Vitamin Water or other variations are NOT permitted)
    • Food: a single 1 gallon clear zip lock bag per person

    For the safety and convenience of all guests, every person and vehicle on premises is subject to search at the venue. This search may include the use of hand-held metal detectors and hand searches of individuals and carried items.

    We strongly urge all Guests to budget additional time for entry into the venue when planning their visits. Any item or property that could affect the safety of the venue, its occupants or its property shall not be permitted into the venue. Bethel Woods reserves the right to prohibit or require removal of any items at their sole and absolute discretion. Any person that could affect the safety of the venue, its occupants or its property shall be denied entry.

  • What items are prohibited to bring into Bethel Woods concerts?

    • Lawn chairs (you may rent a lawn chair from us to use during a concert, however)
    • Sporting equipment (including roller-blades, skateboards, bikes, hoverboards, and segways)
    • Bags including but not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, hard or soft coolers, briefcases, backpacks, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
    • Beach style umbrellas
    • Aerosol cans including bug spray and sunscreen
    • Firearms, knives, fireworks
    • Glass of any kind (including bottles)
    • Laser pointers
    • Hula Hoops
    • Selfie Sticks
    • Audio and video recording equipment
    • Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles
    • Tablets (including but not limited to iPads and Kindles as they are a distraction to other guests and the artists)
    • Vapes
    • The use of charcoal grills are not permitted in the parking lots. Gas grills are permitted for use in the parking lots ONLY.
    • Some concerts may have additional restrictions. Please check individual event pages for specific restrictions.

    Guests are not permitted to bring in alcoholic beverages from outside and may not leave with alcohol purchased inside the venue. There is no claim-check area to store items. We ask that our guests avoid bringing prohibited items and return items to car prior to entry. Prohibited items may be discarded by owner without compensation from venue. 

    Event patrons and guests who violate the Code of Conduct, such as drunk and disorderly behavior or violation of any alcohol policy, will be subject to ejection without refund. Bethel Woods management reserves the right to discontinue the sale of alcohol at any time. 

  • How early should I plan to arrive for a Pavilion concert?

    Plan to arrive early. The parking lots and gates times vary by event. Allow yourself a minimum of 20 minutes to walk from your car to the Pavilion stage seating area.

  • Where can I pick up tickets before a Pavilion stage performance?

    Tickets can be picked up at the Will Call Table outside the Box Office on Hurd Road. Concert “will call” tickets can only be picked up when gates open on the day of show. Museum “will call” tickets can be picked up any time during normal business hours prior to your visit. Remember to bring your photo ID and the credit card you used for the ticket purchase.

  • I won tickets in a radio giveaway. How do I get my tickets?

    Congratulations! We will email your tickets to the address provided to the radio station 24-48 hours before the show. In the event you do not receive them, do not panic! We will have your name at the Box Office, and you can pick up your tickets the day of the show. 

  • Parking Policies

    • There is no charge for Healey Brothers general parking. Secure, well-lit parking is available at Bethel Woods. Premium Parking is available in advance, for an additional cost when you purchase your concert ticket online, by phone or at the Bethel Woods Box Office. Premium Parking offers reserved parking in Lot D, close to the Hurd Road crosswalk.
    • Allow yourself at least 20 minutes to travel from your vehicle to the Pavilion seating area.
    • The Healey Brothers Parking Lots open at different times depending on each event, please see specific event pages for parking lot opening times.
    • RV, Bus, Limo, and Oversized vehicle parking is located in Lot F. Please see the Parking Map for exact location.
    • Overnight Policy – NO OVERNIGHT PARKING is permitted. Vehicles must be removed by lot closure after each show.
    • General parking at Bethel Woods is free of charge. Please be wary of local neighbors with homemade parking signs. These parking areas are typically a longer walking distance to the venue and are not safely accessible from the venue. For your safety, please park in official designated Bethel Woods parking areas.

  • Clear Bag Policy

    As part of our continued commitment to public safety, guests will be able to carry only the following style and size bag, package or container into the venue and WILL BE SUBJECT TO A THOROUGH SEARCH

    APPROVED BAGS INCLUDE:

    • CLEAR BAGS MADE OF PLASTIC, VINYL OR PVC AND DO NOT EXCEED 12" X 6" X 12" Items in the bag must be in clear plastic bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
    • ONE GALLON CLEAR PLASTIC FREEZER BAG (Ziploc bag or similar)
    • SMALL CLUTCH BAGS, APPROXIMATELY THE SIZE OF A HAND, WITH OR WITHOUT A HANDLE OR STRAP CAN BE TAKEN INTO THE VENUE WITH ONE OF THE CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS

    Click here for a visual of our Clear Bag Policy.

    PROHIBITED ITEMS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Purses larger than a clutch bag, hard or soft coolers, briefcases, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size
    • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection

    Please contact security at least 24 hours in advance to request an exception at 845-583-2062

    • Clear bags are available for purchase at the Bindy Bazaar Museum Shop at Bethel Woods, as well as at the main gates on concert dates, in the parking lots, and at the front gate merchandise tent. 
    • Please note: there will be express entry lanes available for those who travel light.

  • If it starts to rain, can I take an empty seat under the Pavilion?

    All guests sitting under the pavilion are required to hold a ticket for a pavilion seat. But, if it rains, you may visit our Box Office or Lawn Chair Booth to upgrade your ticket to a pavilion seat, if inventory is available. Bethel Woods is an outdoor facility and the performances are not canceled due to inclement weather. We urge our guests to be prepared by tuning into local radio stations (WSUL 98.3, WVOS 95.5. THUNDER102 102.1) for information on the day’s weather forecast.

  • Tailgating Policies

    We are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests, both in our venue and in our parking lots. All guests must follow the directions and instructions provided by Bethel Woods staff, security, and law enforcement. Bethel Woods permits tailgating under the conditions outlined in these Tailgating rules:

    • Patrons who do not have a ticket for the event may not park at Bethel Woods. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense and may be subject to law enforcement intervention.
    • Tailgating is not permitted once the main act takes the stage. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense and may be subject to law enforcement intervention.
    • One parking space per vehicle, including tailgating equipment and personal belongings, is permitted. All items (vehicle, chairs, tents, coolers, etc.) must remain in the allotted parking space. Maintaining a clear aisle to accommodate emergency vehicles is imperative for maintaining a safe environment.
    • Guests are not permitted to reserve or save parking spaces for other guests. Groups desiring to tailgate together must arrive together to accommodate efficient and safe traffic flow.
    • Please drink responsibly when tailgating. Guests who appear to be impaired may not be allowed to enter the venue.  Bethel Woods staff, security personnel, and law enforcement will strictly enforce underage drinking policies in our parking lots.   
    • Unauthorized soliciting or the collection of contributions, vending, distribution of flyers, or other materials is not permitted.
    • Any person damaging Bethel Woods property will be responsible for the cost of the repairs, including damages to grass, landscaping, fencing, furniture, or equipment.
    • While use of propane grills is permitted in parking lots, use of charcoal grills is prohibited.  Fires built on the ground or any open fire pit devices are strictly prohibited.
    • Use of canopies during tailgating is permitted, however, NO GROUND STAKING is allowed on the blacktop, gravel or grass. Please use sandbags or weights to secure your canopy.   

    Please remember that Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is private property. Violating our policies or Code of Conduct may result in ejection from the property, the revocation of tickets and/or law enforcement intervention.

  • What are your accessibility accommodations during a Pavilion show?

    Accessible Seating

    • A limited number of accessible seats are available for people with disabilities and one companion who would like to purchase tickets to Bethel Woods concerts. A limited number of tickets are also available for the hearing or sight impaired. Accessible seating tickets can be purchased directly from the Bethel Woods Box Office in-person or by telephone (845) 583-2000. Accessible seating areas are solely for people with disabilities and their companions.

    Services for the Hearing Impaired

    • Patrons with hearing impairments may purchase tickets for Bethel Woods events by calling (800) 943-4327, or use New York Relay by dialing 7-1-1, then (845) 583-2060.
    • Assistive Listening Devices are available for most Pavilion performances at no charge. The device is available by contacting a house Usher. A driver’s license or other valid ID will be required to secure a device. For more information, please call (845) 583-2009 or contact info@bethelwoodscenter.org.
    • Bethel Woods can provide sign language interpretation for guests with hearing disabilities. We ask that requests for this service be made 30 days prior to the event to ensure proper service and scheduling. Please call (845) 583-2009 or email info@bethelwoodscenter.org for more information on events that offer sign language interpretation.

    Increased Accessibility & Pedestrian Walkways

    • There are several paved and crushed gravel walking paths for walking from the Healey Brothers parking lots to the main gate. All walkways in the Handicap Parking Lot and on the grounds of Bethel Woods are paved or smooth brick. Guest Services personnel are positioned along these walkways if you need assistance.

    Accessible Transportation Services

    • A shuttle service is available starting 1½ hours prior to show time. This service is only available for patrons with disabilities (and one companion) who require transportation assistance. The shuttle runs from the designated Handicap Transport Tent located adjacent to Healey Brothers parking lot area “D”, to the lower house-right concession plaza near the main Pavilion stage. Note, this is not a general transportation service. In order to adequately provide assistance to our patrons with disabilities, we ask you to be considerate of its intent and purpose when requesting this service.
    • Bethel Woods now offers the use of a wheelchair accessible shuttle, which was designed, built and provided courtesy of Sam’s Towing & Recovery of Liberty, NY.

    Temporary Wheelchair Use

    • Bethel Woods has a limited number of wheelchairs available for patrons who need assistance transporting within the venue. Patrons may request Guest Services to provide wheelchair assistance at the Handicap Transport Depot Tent located in the lower house-right concession plaza near the main Pavilion stage.

    Restrooms

    • Bethel Woods features specially adapted restroom facilities for guests who use wheelchairs. All concession plaza restrooms are accessible to the disabled.

    Medical Aid

    • Medical aid is available onsite at the Medical Station located in the Festival Plaza concession building near the Great Lawn, across from Bethel Woods Drive. Medical aid can also be obtained from any location by contacting any Bethel Woods employee, including Guest Services, Security or Custodial Staff.

     

    Please call us at (845) 583-2000 or email info@bethelwoodscenter.org if you need more information, or if you have suggestions about access at Bethel Woods.

COVID FAQs

  • Will testing or proof of vaccination be required?

    No. New York State lifted COVID-19 restrictions on June 15th, therefore vaccinations and/or testing will not be required for entry into large-scale outdoor venues, such as Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Those who are not vaccinated, however, are responsible for wearing a mask, per Federal CDC guidance.

  • What about children?

    Children 12 and under, who are not eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, must wear a mask.

  • Are masks required?

    Concert attendees who are vaccinated do not need to wear a mask. While guests will not be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, unvaccinated individuals are asked to still wear a mask.

Enhance Your Concert Experience

Premium Parking

Presented by Healey Brothers. While there is no charge for general admission parking, Premium Parking in the Healey Brothers lots allows you access to parking in Lot D, close to the Hurd Road crosswalk & the main gates. 

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Green Room Lounge

Presented by Resorts World Catskills. Located in the Market Shed just inside the main gates, our private lounge opens 90 minutes before general admission. Your Green Room ticket includes two free drinks, a private full-service bar & restrooms, plus pub-style games & activities.

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Lawn Chair Rental

Lawn chairs are not permitted in the venue. For your safety & convenience, Bethel Woods offers specially-designed chairs appropriate for the slope of the lawn, which are available for rental & can be purchased in advance.

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Disclaimer: All dates, acts, times, and ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice.