Chevrolet Amphitheatre moving to water park



The outdoor concert venue had completed its 18th year at Station Square.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Chevrolet Amphitheatre will relocate to Sandcastle Waterpark in West Homestead, about five miles east of downtown along the Monongahela River, Sandcastle spokeswoman Mary Lou Rosemeyer told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
The concert venue, formerly known as the IC Light Amphitheatre, just completed its 18th year at Station Square, a shopping and entertainment complex in a renovated train station along the same river in Pittsburgh.
Sandcastle officials signed an agreement last week to lease a little used amphitheater at the water park to Live Nation, which will produce concerts there under a new tent, Rosemeyer said.
Los Angeles-based Live Nation, which produces live concerts at more than 50 U.S. amphitheaters and 170 total venues worldwide, confirmed the deal in a news release.
Earlier attempts
Sandcastle, which opened in 1989, dabbled in concert promotion in the mid-1990s, Rosemeyer said, the most successful event being a Hootie and the Blowfish show. But the water park never developed a steady calendar of concerts because of competition from other venues -- including the Chevrolet Amphitheatre -- and because Sandcastle officials lacked the music promotional expertise that Live Nation offers, Rosemeyer said.
The relocated amphitheater will be near the river and overlook Riverplex, a picnic pavilion affiliated with Sandcastle that is next to the water park, but not part of it.
Details including seating capacity, ticket prices and the cross-promotion of concert and water park events are in the works, but have yet to be ironed out, Rosemeyer said.
On Tuesday, crews were dismantling the Teflon-lined tent that marked the Chevrolet Amphitheater location at Station Square.
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