The Newburgh Riverfront will soon have a new place for residents to enjoy live music or host family get-togethers with the announcement of a new riverfront amphitheater near the Lock and Dam.

The Newburgh Arts Commission announced the project on their Facebook page last Wednesday, adding the facility will be utilized as a place "for performances, a shelter for events and weddings and a gathering place for community events."

The amphitheater will claim the space currently occupied by the small parking lot across from the entrance of the boat ramp on French Island Trail.

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The theater will feature a 47 feet wide by 32 feet deep stage with concrete seating set in the hillside, as well as a "Little Red Brick House" that will serve as a ticket booth and concession stand. A second building featuring restrooms and storage will be added during a later phase of construction.

The Commission also announced on Facebook they were awarded a $5,000 grant written by Historic Newburgh, Inc. from the Christian Science Irrevocable Trust to make the facility handicap accessible.

Donations for all phases of the project are currently being accepted. If you'd like to help, checks can be made out to Historic Newburgh, Inc. and mailed to the following address:

517 W Main
Newburgh IN, 47630

[Source: Newburgh Arts Commission Facebook]