Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

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Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
CMAC "shell"
Former names Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (1983-2005)
Address 3355 Marvin Sands Drive
Location Hopewell, New York
Coordinates 42°52′0″N 77°14′37″W / 42.86667°N 77.24361°W / 42.86667; -77.24361Coordinates: 42°52′0″N 77°14′37″W / 42.86667°N 77.24361°W / 42.86667; -77.24361
Owner Finger Lakes Community College
(managed by SMG)
Type Amphitheatre
Seating type reserved and lawn
Capacity 15,000
Opened 1983
Renovated 2005-2006

The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), originally the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center (FLPAC) is an outdoor concert venue in the Town of Hopewell, New York, just east of the City of Canandaigua, on the grounds of Finger Lakes Community College.

The amphitheater opened in 1983, with a mix of seating under the open air roof and on the hillside lawn looking down into the facility. It is the summer home of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and is managed by SMG (the same firm that manages the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York).[1]

Between the 2005 and 2006 seasons the amphitheater was rebuilt at a cost of about $13 million, to add 54 elevated luxury booths (seating capacity of 4 per booth), expand the general seating under the amphitheater roof from 2,600 to 5,000, and install new state of the art house lighting and sound systems.

The center is named after Constellation Brands, a total beverage alcohol company, and Marvin Sands, founder of the Canandaigua Brands winery.[2] Marvin founded CMAC because he realized the important role that arts and culture play in the quality of the community.[3] In recent years, CMAC has attracted sold out shows and top-notch musical performers such as: Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Mumford & Sons, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, The Allman Brothers, Luke Bryan, Hans Zimmer and Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Board of Directors[4][edit]

Board of Directors

  • President and Executive Director – Virginia (Ginny) A. Clark
  • Vice President – Sarah Axelrod
  • Vice President - George Hamlin IV
  • Vice President - Stency Wegman
  • Secretary - Barbara LaVerdi
  • Treasurer – Oksana (Sandy) Dominach


  • Richard Sands (Chairman of the Board)
  • Virginia (Ginny) A. Clark
  • Lauren Dixon
  • Oksana (Sandy) Dominach
  • Asher Flaum
  • Bill Goodrich
  • George W. Hamlin, IV
  • Tim Jones
  • Mary Krause
  • Diana Lauria
  • James A. Locke III, Esq.
  • Dr. Barbara Risser
  • Ginny Ryan
  • Philip H. Yawman

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-05. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "History of CMAC | CMAC Events". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors | CMAC Events". Retrieved 2016-07-21. 

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