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2:54 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Council Member Says Evansville Should Move on Deciding Fate of Mesker Amphitheater

The Mesker Amphitheater in Evansville has been shuttered since 2012
Credit Mike Festscher/Save Mesker Facebook Page

An Evansville City Councilman is imploring his colleagues to take up the issue of what to do with the shuttered Mesker Amphitheater on the city’s west side.  Al Lindsey tells the Courier & Press the City Council should include the future of the deteriorating amphitheater in the city’s 2015 budget discussions. 

The Mesker has been closed since 2012 when it was deemed unsuitable for the public. Multiple studies have been done about what it would cost to renovate the facility, which once hosted concerts by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Doobie Brothers. 

The Mesker Amphitheater opened in 1951.