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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