Music Under The Stars

Frequently Asked Questions

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All West Point Band Trophy Point concerts are FREE and open to the public. Although printed tickets are NOT REQUIRED for admission, we do ask that you RSVP to any events you plan on attending by visiting each event page. This will help us get you the most up-to-date concert information in the event of inclement weather.

Entering West Point

Please be advised that security requirements for entering West Point have changed. All visitors must obtain a pass at the Visitor Control Center in order to enter the installation. Please click here for more information.

When to Arrive

Due to new security requirements for entering West Point (see above), we recommend that visitors needing a Local Area Credential (L.A.C.) arrive at the Visitor Control Center approximately two hours prior to the start of the show (around 5:30 p.m.) due to the potentially high demand at that time.

For those already in possession of a D.O.D. ID or L.A.C., we recommend arriving thirty minutes prior to the start of the show (around 7:00 p.m.) so that you have time to park, make your way to the amphitheater, and settle in with your picnic blanket and chairs.

For our heavily attended concerts like Independence Day and Labor Day, we recommend arriving as early as two hours prior to the concert (roughly around 5:30 p.m.) to get a good seat. (Please note that visitors DO NOT need a Local Area Credential to get on post for these concerts, as they are designated special events.)

No items may be placed before 12:00 p.m.

Don't accidentally donate your lawn chair! Anything left on Trophy Point grounds before 12:00 p.m. on concert day will be removed by Military Police.

Stay with your space at all times.

A reserved space with no one present will be considered abandoned.

✦ What’s a good seat?

While every spot at the Trophy Point Amphitheater offers incredible views and a great sound of the band, here are some things you can keep in mind for the perfect Trophy Point experience:

  • For the best sound, sit closer to the stage.
  • For the best view, set up your picnic blanket on the hill.  
  • For the most shade, sit near the left side of the stage (when you’re facing it).

✦ How long is the concert?

Concerts last between 75 and 90 minutes. Our larger concerts, like the Independence Day Celebration and Labor Day Celebration, conclude with a spectacular fireworks display, making the show run closer to two hours.

✦ Can I use my phone?

Of course! We love that our audience can have fun and share their experience with others. Feel free to take and share your photos—and even better, make sure to tag us when you post them on social media!

That said, just like when you go to the movies, please be courteous of those around you by putting your phone on silent or vibrate, and avoid having loud conversations that might disturb your fellow concertgoers.  

✦ Is there anything else to see there?

Yes! Not only is Trophy Point a spectacular overlook of the Hudson River, it is also home to several historic pieces located near Trophy Point that you can walk to, including Battle Monument, The Great Chain, and captured artillery and cannons from the Revolutionary War. If you have a little time to drive around, there’s also the beautiful and historic West Point Cemetery, West Point Chapels, and West Point Museum. Click here to see a full list.

✦ Can I buy food and drinks at the show?

For our Independence Day and Labor Day concerts, yes! You can purchase food at the concessions stand located at the top of the hill.

However, for all of our other concerts, there is no food for purchase. Feel free to bring a picnic and drinks with you!


For special parking and traffic plans for our Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Feel free to park in any of the below lots, which are recommended for Trophy Point events.


Park in any other lot in the area, as long as they are not marked restricted or reserved.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking is available in the lot off Cullum Road next to Daly Field. For directions, see the map above.

Drop-Off Point

Use the intersection of Howard Road and Ruger Road to quickly unload audience members and items. See map above.


Yes! If you're over 21, feel free to crack open a cold one. Just Make sure no open containers leave the Trophy Point grounds.


Yes! Bring ol' Rover on down. As long as they are on a leash, we hope all pets enjoy the music as much as their humans.

Chairs and Blankets?

Bring your own chairs and blankets, this year we have expanded our dancing and picnic area by removing the benches that were near the stage. Please note that there is no seating provided this year.

Help Keep Trophy Point Clean!

Help keep beautiful Trophy Point clean by throwing away your trash at the end of every concert. If the trash bins are full, do the Trophy Point staff a favor and please pack your trash with you as you leave.