4th of July Schedule of Events

Join us for a day full of fun at The Devon to celebrate Independence Day. We have several great events lined up for you to know about:

 

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TEAMED FOR DEFENSE PRESENTED BY AMEREN

10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – FREE, no ticket required

Celebrate our heroes with Teamed for Defense presented by Ameren. Beginning at 10 a.m., the public can check out vehicles and from first responders with the Police Department, Macon County Sheriff, Fire Department and more while meeting the men and women in the line of duty too. You can also check out a Black Hawk helicopter from the Illinois National Guard behind the stage. At 11 a.m. we invite you into The Devon to enjoy a ceremony to honor our heroes with a special honoree. Following the ceremony, Pizzazz will play until 2:30 p.m.

B.O.S.S. AND B.O.S.S JR. PREVIEW

4:45-5:30 p.m. – FREE

Join us for a special performance from the kids of the Decatur Park District’s B.O.S.S. and B.O.S.S. Jr. programs. They will be previewing exerts from Aladdin Kids and Mary Poppins Jr.

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RED CARPET RIOT PRESENTED BY DECATUR EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION

6-9 p.m. – FREE, ticket required and all guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Celebrate your freedom with the sounds of Red Carpet Riot, one of the hottest new bands from Chicago. They will entertain you with rock and pop hits and many fan favorites from the 80’s-Now. Fireworks will fire off over Lake Decatur following the performance.

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FOOD TRUCKS

We invite you to check out delicious items from our food trucks on site for the 4th of July. Notorious P.I.G. BBQ, Allen’s Concessions, Pig Out Concessions and Mister Softee will be there and will begin serving as early as 11 a.m.

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2019 Season Tickets on Sale for The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater

Season tickets will be on sale for the 2019 season at The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater for a limited time from Monday, March 18th at 10 a.m. until Friday, March 29th at 5:00 p.m. Season tickets include the full season of at least 22 shows produced by The Devon including headliner acts .38 Special, Wynonna Judd, Leonid & Friends and Brian McKnight, plus $5 Friday Series, Tribute Series and a Christian Day featuring Jordan Feliz. Additional headliners will also be announced as they are confirmed.

Season tickets can be purchased in three seating levels of the venue including: reserved seating level for $375 per person, general admission terrace level for $300 per person and general admission lawn level for $225 per person. Additional ticket processing fees will be applied at the time of purchase.

“We’ve worked hard to secure a quality line-up while keeping things as affordable as possible for attendees,” said Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon. “With the full season having at least 22 shows, the price for a lawn season ticket averages just over $10 per show.”

Season tickets will be available by calling the Decatur Park District office at 217-422-5911 or in person at 620 East Riverside Avenue from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Single show tickets will go on sale April 5th and can be purchased online at www.devonamp.eventbrite.com.

 

 

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Nelson Park Amphitheater Project Details Released

The Decatur Park District is proud to announce the official name of the Nelson Park Amphitheater as “The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater”, named in honor of the wife of Howard G. Buffett, whose foundation’s generous gift made the project possible.

The venue is planned to open Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, 2019 with show details still being confirmed. The preview of the 2019 season lineup include a variety of national touring, cover, tribute and regional acts. Musical performances will touch multiple genres and will be accompanied by comedy nights as well as community movie nights.

“At the Decatur Park District, we realize that this is a quality of life improvement for not only Decatur, but much of Central Illinois. Being the only venue of its kind within a two and a half hour drive from Decatur, our goal is to make The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater a destination for entertainment seekers from across the Midwest. Seeing it take shape has been very exciting and I feel the lineup we have scheduled so far truly offers something for anyone no matter your taste or budget. We are extremely thankful to the Howard G. Budget Foundation for its generous gift to make this a reality,” said Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 season are available as well as season ticket and parking packages.

For more information on the coming announcements and a full schedule of already confirmed acts can be found on The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater Facebook page.

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Nelson Park amphitheater to be named for Devon Buffett, wife of former Sheriff Howard Buffett

Nelson Park’s new lakeside music venue will be officially known as The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater, the Decatur Park District announced Friday during an invitation-only event at the Beach House Restaurant.

Devon Buffett is the wife of Decatur philanthropist and former Macon County Sheriff Howard Buffett, whose foundation primarily funded the construction of the multi-million dollar amphitheater. Mike Wilcott, the amphitheater’s manager, said Howard Buffett wanted to name the facility after her.

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The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater Announces Some Of The Entertainment Already Scheduled – Decatur Tribune

For those who have been anxiously waiting for the amphitheater in Nelson Park to be complete, some really good news was announced at a news conference Friday. Mike Wilcott, who is the general manager of The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater (official name is the Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater) told the Tribune that, although many forms of entertainment, and entertainers, are already in the upcoming season’s lineup, more will be added later. Read more

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The Devon G Buffett Lakeshore Amphitheater Dates, Concerts Announced – Now Decatur

A partial schedule has been announced for the newly named Devon G Buffett Lakeshore Amphitheater. The $4.25 million amphitheater funded by the Howard G Buffett Foundation is named in honor of Buffetts wife.

The venue is planned to open Memorial Day weekend with show details still being confirmed. The preview of the 2019 season line-up include a variety of national touring, cover, tribute and regional acts. Mike Wilcott, amphitheater General Manager says this venue will improve the quality of life for those in Decatur and Central Illinois.

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