2021 Lawn Season Tickets on Sale for The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater

Remaining 2021 lawn season tickets at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater will be on sale for the 2021 season beginning Friday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. Season tickets include the full season of at least 26 shows produced by The Devon including headliner acts Tracy Byrd, Kool & The Gang, Oak Ridge Boys, Gin Blossoms, Ginuwine, Three Dog Night and Diamond Rio.

Limited tickets are remaining in the general admission lawn level for $245 per person. Additional ticket processing fees will be applied at the time of purchase. COVID-19 guidelines may impact the Devon season show details and availability. Any cancellations due to COVID-19 will be fully refunded.

Purchase season tickets online at www.devonamphitheater.com, 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 are currently on sale as well.

 

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Blues and Jazz Fundraiser Event Coming The Devon in September

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The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, is proud to announce the headliner act The Bobby Lyle Dave Stryker Billy Rogers Tribute Band to perform on Saturday, September 11, 2021 with proceeds to benefit Crossing Healthcare.

Jazz Keyboard star Bobby Lyle and Jazz Guitar great Dave Stryker co-lead an all-star group dedicated to the memory of the late, great guitarist Billy Rogers for a special concert put together to benefit Crossing Healthcare and treatment of substance abuse disorder.

The band will play a mixture of Jazz, Blues, Funk and Soul from Lyle’s and Stryker’s recent #1 records. Keyboard virtuoso Bobby Lyle was the Musical Director for such stars as Al Jarreau, Anita Baker and Bette Midler, as well as having many chart-topping albums under his own name.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 A.M. at devonamphitheater.com, or by calling the Decatur Park District Administration office at (217) 422-5911. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 50% capacity will be allowed into the lobby of the administration building for in-person sales at 620 East Riverside Ave.

IDPH, CDC and Macon County COVID-19 guidelines may affect show details. If the event is postponed/rescheduled related to COVID-19, tickets purchased for the original show date will be honored for the new date. Refund options may be available.

Ticket Pricing is:

Reserved Pit Seating – $25.00 (plus taxes & fees)
Handicapped/ADA Seating and ADA Companion Seating- $10 (plus taxes & fees)
Reserved Seating – $20 (plus taxes & fees)
General Admission Terrace – $15 (plus taxes & fees)
General Admission Lawn – $10 (plus taxes & fees)
All Parking is Free for this event.

This show is included for all 2021 season ticket holders. Watch for an announcement soon on purchasing your 2021 season lawn tickets!

ABOUT The Bobby Lyle Dave Stryker Billy Rogers Tribute Band

Guitarist Dave Stryker got his start with Brother Jack McDuff and Stanley Turrentine before starting his own prolific career. His latest album, Eight Track III (featuring Stryker’s jazz interpretations of classic tunes from the ‘70s Eight Track era), went to #1 for 6 weeks on JazzWeek Radio.

The band is rounded out by drum great Ron E. Beck (formerly of Tower of Power), tenor saxophonist Jorge Nila and bassist Terry Burns.

All of the musicians were friends and performed with the legendary guitarist Billy Rogers who is considered one of the finest ever and made his mark with The Crusaders before his untimely passing of a drug overdose in 1978.

Enjoy a night of jazz with the Bobby Lyle Dave Stryker Billy Rogers Tribute Band in concert performing live at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater on Saturday, September 11, 2021!

To keep up with announcements, follow The Devon on Facebook and subscribe to email updates at www.devonamphitheater.com.

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Kool & The Gang Coming to The Devon in May

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The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, is proud to announce the headliner act Kool & The Gang to perform on Saturday, May 22.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12 at 10:00 A.M. at devonamphitheater.com, or by calling the Decatur Park District Administration office at (217) 422-5911. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only three people at a time will be allowed in the lobby of the administration building for in-person sales at 620 East Riverside Ave.

IDPH, CDC and Macon County COVID-19 guidelines may affect show details. If the event is postponed/rescheduled related to COVID-19, tickets purchased for the original show date will be honored for the new date. Refund options may be available.

Ticket Pricing is:

Reserved Pit Seating – $75.00 (plus taxes & fees)
Handicapped/ADA Seating and ADA Companion Seating- $60 (plus taxes & fees)
Reserved Seating – $60 (plus taxes & fees)
General Admission Terrace – $45 (plus taxes & fees)
General Admission Lawn – $30 (plus taxes & fees)
Reserved Parking – $5 (plus fees)

This show is included for all 2021 season ticket holders. Watch for an announcement soon on purchasing your 2021 season lawn tickets!

Kool & The Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 49, the band has become true recording industry legends.

Thanks to iconic songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

Kool & The Gang continues to delight fans around the globe with their timeless hits and amazing live performances. For more band information visit www.koolandthegang.com

Don’t miss Kool & The Gang live, in concert performing all of their hits at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater on opening weekend, May 22, 2021!

To keep up with announcements, follow The Devon on Facebook and subscribe to email updates at www.devonamphitheater.com.

 

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Devon 2020 Season Cancelled

After much deliberation, The Decatur Park District has canceled all events that are part of the 2020 Season at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and crowd restrictions as set forth by our Governor’s Restore Illinois phased re-opening plan. Rentals of The Devon for events following phased guidelines will be considered on a case by case basis.

The Devon is currently working with the performers originally scheduled for 2020 to determine which events can be rescheduled for the 2021 season. For events that are not rescheduled for the 2021 season, refunds will be issued as described.

Season ticket holders and sponsors will have the choice to roll their tickets to the 2021 season, request a full refund, or donate any portion to the Decatur Parks Foundation to support arts programming.

“We want our guests to have the experience they expect when they come to The Devon. With the current restrictions, we don’t feel that we could offer that in the time remaining left in the summer,” stated Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon.

During this time of new beginnings, The Devon is available for rentals keeping in mind the IDPH and CDC guidelines.

With our sights set on 2021, our board and staff look forward to welcoming you back to The Devon with a renewed sense of enthusiasm as the health and safety of our community is restored. The continued patience, understanding and support is appreciated as The Devon works to offer more outstanding experiences in 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Wilcott at amp@decparks.com or call 422-5911.

 

SHOWS ALREADY RESCHEDULED FOR 2021

May 28 – $5 Friday – 90’s Daughter

June 5 – Leonid & Friends

June 18 – $5 Friday – Captain  Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters

June 19 – Dogs of Society: The Ultimate Eton Rock Tribute

June 25 – Oak Ridge Boys

July 4 – River Bottom Nightmare Band

July 10 – The Docksiders

July 16 – Hairball

August 28 – BritBeat

 

To keep up with announcements, follow The Devon on Facebook and subscribe to email updates at www.devonamphitheater.com.

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2020 Season Tickets on Sale for The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater Beginning December 11

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2020 Season Tickets to The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater will be on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 11. The renewal period for current season ticket holders will be Monday, November 25 – Wednesday, December 4. Those who wish to renew their current tickets will receive an email communication with instructions.

Season tickets will include the full season of at least 20 shows produced by The Devon including headliner acts, $5 Friday Series, Tribute Series and a Christian Day. All acts including headliners will be announced as they are confirmed.

Season tickets can be purchased in three seating levels of the venue including: reserved seating level for $395 per person, general admission terrace level for $320 per person and general admission lawn level for $245 per person. Additional ticket processing fees will be applied at the time of purchase.

“We are working hard to secure a quality line-up that will give our ticket holders the level of entertainment they expect while keeping the prices affordable,” said Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon.

Season tickets will be available on December 11 at www.devonamp.eventbrite.com, 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 be announced as they are confirmed.

To keep up with announcements, follow The Devon on Facebook and subscribe to email updates at www.devonamphitheater.com.

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THE DEVON ADDS LABOR DAY WEEKEND SHOW WITH HEADLINER COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR TRACE ADKINS

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The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, Illinois, is proud to announce an additional show for the 2019 season with country superstar Trace Adkins bringing his “Don’t Stop Tour 2019” to The Devon on Sunday, September 1.

With a career spanning over two decades, Adkins has charted ten Top 10 singles, 4 number one songs, sold millions of albums and won many awards. Hits from his catalog of music include:

  • “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing”
  • “Every Light In The House Is On”
  • “I’m Tryin’”
  • “Chrome”
  • “Then They Do”
  • “Hot Mama”
  • “Songs About Me”
  • “Honkytonk Badonkadonk”
  • “Ladies Love Country Boys”
  • “You’re Gonna Miss This”

“The outstanding support from the community, sponsors and patrons of The Devon are the ones who’ve made this additional show possible,” says Mike Wilcott, General Manager of The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. “We are thrilled to be announcing the addition of an artist like Trace Adkins with such an impressive career in our inaugural season’s lineup.”

An opening act for the show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the Trace Adkins show will be on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9. Tickets can be purchased online at www.devonamphitheater.com, by phone at (217) 422-5911 or in person at the Devon Box Office in Nelson Park or the Decatur Park District main office at 620 E. Riverside Ave. Ticket prices range from $30-55.

For additional information, contact Mike Wilcott at (217) 422-5911 or mwilcott@decparks.com.

Trace Adkins live at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

 

Tickets:            On sale Friday, August 9 (10 a.m. CST)
Prices:              $30-$55

Concert Date:  Sunday, September 1

Show Time:     7 p.m.

Location:         The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater

2686 E. Cantrell Street
Decatur, IL 62521

 

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2019 Season Tickets On Sale For the Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater

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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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