Amphitheater amped for new season


By Dan Domsic

Tunes, movies and food trucks are coming to the new amphitheater, 6 Municipal Dr., for its inaugural summer season starting this week.

The first event will be a showing of “Brave” as part of the Fishers Movies in the Park series this Friday.

That series will run through May 31.

Starting May 4, the In the Country Music Series will kick off at 7 p.m. with Corey Cox.

Following the movie series is the traditional Fishers Summer Concert Series and the Fridays After Dark acoustic music series, starting June 4 at 7 p.m. and June 7 at 8 p.m., respectively.

Town Manager Scott Fadness said he was excited for the Fridays After Dark series.

“For residents of Fishers who maybe want to have a night out, like a husband and wife who want to have a night out, or the 20-something-year-olds want to have somewhere where they could just go and relax and it’s not going to cost them a thing, and they can enjoy what I think will be a really beautiful area,” Fadness said. “I just think it’s a neat opportunity, and one you don’t find everywhere.”

Besides music and movies, other organizations and events are primed to take up residence at the new amphitheater.

The Fishers Rotary Club’s Fishers On Tap event will take place at the amphitheater on June 15, and Fadness said a strawberry festival and the Fishers Chamber of Commerce’s farmers market will be held at the amphitheater this summer, as well.

He said much of the planning efforts for the amphitheater’s first season fell on the Parks and Recreation Dept. and Tony Elliot, assistant to the town manager.

Construction of the amphitheater started last summer and was completed in the fall. Part of the town’s initiative to build “a greater sense of community,” the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater cost $1.1 million.

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