Over the past 40 years, hundreds of concerts have been brought in to the Watertown, New York area by DPAO.  Some of the most memorable shows have included:  Alan Jackson, Journey, Jeff Dunham, Blake Shelton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Reba, Foreigner, Chicago, Keith Urban, The Tragically Hip, Jeff Foxworthy, REO Speedwagon, Sugarland, STYX, The Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tony Bennett, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Meat Loaf, Randy Travis, Huey Lewis & The News, Kenny Rogers, and Jeff Dunham.

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For Immediate Release                                                                    

December 8, 2022                                                                             


DPAO announces that the Holiday Concert – Ornament, scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown has been rescheduled due to an illness in the band.


Ornament spokesperson, producer Christopher Nunes, released this statement to DPAO … “Regretfully and with a great deal of disappointment we have had to cancel the benefit show for the Disabled Persons Action Organization in Watertown, New York on Saturday, December 10th.  Due to a case of illness in the band and out of an abundance of caution we have made the heartbreaking decision to cancel this show as well as other tour dates.  Every effort will be made to reschedule at a later date in 2023.  However, at this time this show will not be rescheduled in 2022.”


DPAO’s ticket refund policy for the rescheduled Ornament Holiday Concert ...


If you’re keeping your tickets for the rescheduled date in November / December 2023 … you do not have to do anything … just keep your tickets for next year’s show


If you would like a refund, we must have your tickets in our possession before we can start the refund process.  Please mail them to (and include a note with your name, address and phone number):



Attention:  Tracie

617 Davidson Street

Watertown, New York 13601


You can bring your tickets to our office but please put them in an envelope with your name, address and phone number and put them in either of the drop boxes on the right side of the building next to our front door.


If you purchased on-line or through DPAO’s office with a credit or debit card, we will be contacting you for your card information.  A check will be issued to those who purchased tickets at Kinney Drugs locations or paid with cash or check through DPAO.


Refunds could take a few weeks from the time DPAO receives your tickets.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your understanding and continued support of DPAO!


Proceeds from DPAO's Annual Summer Concert Series help to provide programs and services to people with developmental disabilities and their families. How did DPAO get its start? 
Check out this clip from the 1st part of our 'Concerts for a Cause' Series ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 1).mov

In part 2 of our series, Joe Rich, DPAO's Founder and current DPAO Foundation's Board of Directors President, discusses DPAO's first concert in its existence in 1974 with Harry Chapin ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 2).mov

Johnny Cash played for DPAO a few times. In part 3 of our 'Concerts for a Cause' series, Joe talks about the country legend's first performance in the North Country ...

DPAO/Concerts for a Cause (Part 3).mov

To purchase tickets online for the Summer Concert Series, you must have an account with Tickets.com!
Click here to sign up or log into your account!


We are not responsible for tickets that are purchased via a third party website or any ticket resellers.  Approved ticket purchases are valid through DPAO's website, Tickets.com, phone and in person sales at DPAO's office, or at participating Kinney Drugs locations.

Doors / Gates open 2 hours prior to the event (subject to change without notice).

Please have your ticket in your hand when you arrive to the doors / gates!

• Box Office / Will Call opens 2 hours prior to the event (subject to change without notice).

Parking is on the field near the venue.

• Blankets and Lawn / Bag Chairs are permitted in the General Admission section                                  (outdoor shows only - we cannot guarantee you will be able to see due to patrons standing).

• Events occur rain or shine.

• Patrons will be searched (including purses and backpacks).

• Concessions (food and beverages) will be available - Photo ID is required to purchase alcohol.

Children under the age of 5 do not need a ticket but must sit on your lap (does not apply to the kids / family shows).

Strollers are allowed but must be put to the side or back of the arena.  They cannot be placed next to your seat.

We have a no refund / no exchange policy for all of our events.

Venue address (Watertown Shows) is 600 William T Field Drive / Watertown, New York 13601

There is a $5 order fee and $1 mailing fee for all orders through our office.  Online orders through the ticketing company we use (Tickets.com) have a per ticket fee as well as a $5 order fee and $1 mailing fee.



Food & Beverages • Coolers • Umbrellas • Weapons (including pocket / jack knives) • Professional Cameras (subject to change without notice) • Video / Recording Devices • Fireworks • Bikes, Rollerblades, and Skateboards



Phone: (315) 782-0044
Email:  DPAOConcerts@DPAO.net
*Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM*