Downtown Amphitheater dedication is Friday

The amphitheater will be used for the first time during the National Folk Festival, in Salisbury Sept. 7 to 9.

The new amphitheater on the Riverwalk is nearly complete.

The response thus far is that Salisbury’s latest public works project is a home run.

City officials will host a public “showing off” event as part of 3rd Friday activities.

Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan will be among dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new amphitheater scheduled for 5 p.m.

Mayor Jake Day invited Hogan, as well as the Eastern Shore delegation to the General Assembly, to the event, where there will be entertainment.

The amphitheater will be used for the first time during the National Folk Festival, in Salisbury Sept. 7 to 9. The festival will be in Salisbury this year, and in 2019 and 2020.

Prior to the ribbon cutting, landscaping has been installed at the amphitheater, railing has been installed and the stage painted.                                                                                                                  

Ground was broken in February with Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen attending.

Part of the city’s 2015 Downtown Master Plan, the amphitheater was built by Delmarva Veteran Builders.

It will seat 750 to 1,000 in lawn-style seats.

The Riverwalk and amphitheater will play crucial roles in the upcoming Folk Festival. The Riverwalk area will become an outdoor music venue and serve as a focal point of the upcoming National Folk Festival.

“The amphitheater has long been a dream for many of us,” Mayor Jake Day said.

Reach Susan Canfora at scanfora@newszap.com.

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