Music lovers in Gainesville can rejoice. The city is currently in the early planning stages of building a new, 2,500-seat amphitheater next to Depot Park. The amphitheater would be comparable in size to that of the Saint Augustine Amphitheater and would provide a fantastic new "destination for some of the nation's most notable music acts."
While the cost of the project as well as the timeline for construction and completion are still yet to be determined, this would certainly be a step in the right direction in terms of helping the city to attract more popular musical acts.
The old Regional Transit System facility located at 100 Southeast 10th Avenue, which is currently being used for extra parking for visitors of Depot Park, is the potential new site for the new Gainesville amphitheater. In recent years, Depot Park has seen millions of dollars of renovations, and the addition of this amphitheater would bring another major positive change to the area. This revitalized Depot Park area would serve as a "gateway to downtown and increase business at local stores and restaurants."
Not only willl this new amphitheater please local residents, but it is would also serve as a way to attract new residents to the area. For more details and information on this potential new music venue and what it means for the city of Gainesville, be sure to read the full article at Gainesville.com.