About the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater
The Devon G. Buffett Amphitheater is owned and operated by the Decatur Park District and was made possible by a generous donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The venue’s name is in honor of Howard G. Buffett’s wife, Devon, and is referred to as the Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater. Construction began in 2018, and the venue is scheduled to open on May 24, 2019.
The venue sits along the shore of Lake Decatur as part of Lakeshore Landing nestled inside the Historic Nelson Park. With a capacity of nearly 4,000, the venue offers views of the lake from nearly every seat or viewing area. The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater’s first season will operate May through September of 2019—offering a wide range of entertainment. The goal is to offer something for everyone with a line-up that will feature music of many genres, comedians, big bands, movie nights, family themed entertainment and more.
When it comes to viewing areas for the events, we have a few options to offer. The Pit area is directly in front of the stage and can vary from a standing room area to an assigned seating area, depending on the event. Our Reserved Seating offers patrons the chance to have an assigned seat for the show. The Terrace level is comprised of artificial turf and sits in the middle of the venue and offers guests the chance to bring their own camp/lawn chair or blanket to sit on as no seating is provided in this area. The Lawn offers the most spacious area to enjoy the show with great views of the stage and Lake Decatur and also allows guests to bring their own camp/lawn chair or blanket to sit on as no seating is provided in the Lawn either. The VIP Party Deck provides fans with a social area to enjoy the show from with amenities not found elsewhere in the venue. In the VIP Party Deck fans can take advantage of a private bar, USB charging station and limited seating. Fans wishing to sit throughout the show in the VIP Party Deck should bring their own camp/lawn chairs.
If you would like to be considered for booking, please submit an EPK to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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