Bruce Springsteen Concert

Thank you to Bruce Springsteen and our supporters for your support.  We raised more than $10,000 to support our work from this special concert and event!


2012 Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour Ticket Package Auction

Prize package includes:

  • Four (4) tickets to the Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour concert on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Vernon Downs in Vernon, NY.  The auction winner will have a choice between seats or the General Admission area (fondly known as “The Pit”).  Stadium Seats are located in the loge section (first tier above the floor) within the first five rows, either to the left or right of the stage.  The Pit is a corralled-off area directly in front of the stage and is standing room only.      


  • Four (4) passes to the E Street Lounge.  The E Street Lounge (The Lounge) passes will enable the auction winner and their three guests (4 total people) to go to a designated area to relax and have a drink before the show.  The Lounge has a cash bar and is open before the show only (6:00pm to 8:00pm).  The Lounge is a special meeting place for guests of our band and touring personnel and is an extension of our backstage environment.  This means The Lounge is a safe area for the band where they are not pursued for autographs and/or pictures.  It should NOT be considered a “Meet & Greet”.  Please keep this in mind so you do not put yourself or any band members in an embarrassing position.  Passes and attendance in The Lounge does not in any way promise or guarantee a meeting with any of the artists. 

The auction for the 2012 Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Tour Ticket Package will begin on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 and end at Friday, August 24 at 9:00am EST sharp.  Auction bids will be accepted in two formats – e-mail or over the phone. 

1.       To bid via e-mail, please send your private bid to Lynn Hy at lhy(at)  E-mails with bids must contain the following information: your name, address, phone number (daytime and evening) and bid amount.  Please include in the Subject Line: Bruce Bid.  Any e-mail not containing the required information will be discarded.  All acceptable e-mails will be logged and a return e-mail will be sent to you as your confirmation and acceptance of your bid.   

2.       To bid via phone, please contact Lynn Hy at (315) 883-5572.  The following information will be required for phone bids, whether in person or by voicemail: name, address, phone number (daytime and evening) and bid amount.  Any bid not containing the required information will be discarded.  All acceptable bids will be logged.

The home page of the Food Bank of Central New York website ( will contain the current high bid. 

All e-mail and phone bids will be taken until 9:00am sharp on Friday, August 24, 2012.  For e-mails, the time stamp that comes across with the e-mail will be used as the bid time.  Any e-mail time stamped 9:01am or after will not be accepted.  By 9:30am on August 24, 2012, the winning bid will be posted on with the donor’s first name and winning auction amount.  By 10:00am on August 24, 2012, the winning bidder will be notified.  The winning bidder will then have 24 hours to arrange for their donation to the Food Bank of Central New York.  If the donation is not received by 11:00am on August 27, 2012, the second highest bidder will be notified and must be prepared to make the donation for the tickets.  Donations of cash, check and credit card can be accepted.  Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Once payment has been received, further direction about ticket and E Street Lounge pass pick-up will be given only to the high bidder. 


Thank you for your support!

Vernon Downs

Bruce Springsteen & the 2012 WRECKING BALL TOUR
August 29th @ 7:30pm
Where: Trackside
Rain or shine. No refunds due to weather related cancellations.

Tickets to Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Tour at Vernon Downs on August 29th are on sale now at the Players Club and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $108 and include parking. $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Food Bank of CNY and the CNY Veterans Outreach Center.

As fans enter and exit the show, they will be asked by Mr. Springsteen to help feed our hungry neighbors by making a monetary donation to the Food Bank of Central New York.  Volunteers from the Food Bank will be on hand to collect money.