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Lubber Run Amphitheater Reopens Tonight

by Katie Pyzyk July 29, 2011 at 3:10 pm 3,143 7 Comments

After a two year hiatus, the Lubber Run Amphitheater returns to use tonight.

The site sat unused for two years while the county pondered what to do with it. A study said it would cost $3.5 million to renovate, and supporters feared it could take years to raise enough money for the amphitheater to reopen.

But concerned citizens formed the Lubber Run Amphitheater Foundation and worked with the county to come up with another plan. They agreed on a set of improvements that would only cost around $100,000. Some of the upgrades include a new stage, new lighting and the addition of handicap accessible parking spaces.

Tonight’s concert by Mary Ann Redmond is the first in a series of summer events at the site. It is free and begins at 8pm. To encourage you to brave the heat, free cookies and fans are promised. Click here for the full list of events at Lubber Run Amphitheater.


  • JimPB

    Advocacy of wisdom at work. Repairs $100,000. Back in use now.
    Way to go.

    An example to emulate again and again.

    Are there ARLCo operations and other sites that might similarly benefit from an advocacy of wisdom that could produce meaningful results at a modicum of cost (and far less than present or proposed costs)?

  • Anon

    The county seriously needs to get a refund on the bogus study and to fire whatever county employee approved that study for release. What a waste…..

    • Lou

      The study is still valid. It represents professional due diligence on the condition of the facility and grounds. It’s a document that they can keep for future reference if and when they decide to do more comprehensive renovations.

      • LeRad

        Not really.

        • John

          The primary concerns now are safety and usability, which have both been addressed. As Lou said, for a more comprehensive overhaul, the study would be helpful.

  • Louise

    ArlNow, you should post some pics of how nice it’s looking these days. Lots of improvements.

  • Sal

    450 people packed the place in 100 degree weather….the community has spoken on Lubber Run. We want natural green spaces that are family friendly. Lubber run has that hands down.


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