Baldwinsville looking to further uses for Papermill Island venue

10th annual 93Q Summer Jam is held in Baldwinsville (CNYCentral Photo)

Thousands of people came out to Papermill Island Wednesday evening to enjoy the 10th annual 93Q Summer Jam.

A native of Baldwinsville, Tracy Rouse said that is the place to kick off summer in Baldwinsville — a hidden gem in the water that benefits the village.

"You get a big crowd here, but not as bad. The parking, you can park wherever you have no problem getting in and people are always friendly and I just love it because I grew up here like I said and we didn't have this here when I grew up here."

The village signed with promoter Creative Concerts to make Paper Mill Island a major concert venue again this year. President Chuck Chao understands that the venue has been underutilized, but said this season they have over a dozen events, including Andy Grammar and Devon Allman.

"Some of the bands that we've had and have coming up are destination-type artists, so hopefully it will help us spread the word and get more people here," Chao said.

Paper Mill Island is right near local businesses. 93Q hosts Summer Jam each year. They like having a concert venue in the village.

"People can come on their boats who might live in different areas and it can benefit, you know, the whole town," said Baldwinsville resident Molly Baker. "There's restaurants and bars and stuff to do. There's ice cream for kids."

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