Tucked away within the winding hills and plateaus that make up Nelson Park on the city’s east side is brand new music venue that has reeled in thousands of attendees and a variety of performers during its inaugural season that kicked off in May.
DECATUR — Grammy-nominated country artist Trace Adkins will join the September lineup for the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater, adding to what general manager Mike Wilcott said has been a successful first season for the venue.
The Decatur Park District, which owns and operates the amphitheater on Lake Decatur in Nelson Park, announced the Sept. 1 addition of Adkins on Monday. The 57-year-old artist has landed more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including No. 1 hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” Other notable singles have included “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Every Light in the House is On,” “Hot Mama,” “Songs About Me” and “Chrome.”
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Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater is interviewed on the WCIA Morning show.
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.
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…
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.