Summer concerts coming to amphitheater

BLYTHEWOOD – A summer concert series is being planned for the Palmetto Citizen’s Amphitheater in Doko Park, with a total of nine family friendly concerts that will begin in June.

While the plans are still tentative, Martha Jones, president of Bravo Blythewood, said she is announcing the plans now so Bravo Blythewood will have time to survey the community to find out what kind of music and what bands residents want to hear.

“The concerts will be held on Thursday evenings, with four concerts in June, three in July and two in August,” Jones said. “We are thinking the Aug. 2 date might be a big back-to-school bash that would be free.”

Jones said Bravo Blythewood will be using a professional concert promoter to handle the bands, vendors, marketing, ticket sales and to oversee the concerts. The cost for the entire series, including the cost for the concert promotion company, will range from $80,000 – $150,000. That cost, she said, might be paid for upfront by the Town Hall, then ticket sales with maybe a $2 surcharge could be used to help pay back that cost to the Town. Jones said Bravo would also be looking to use A-tax money and sponsorship sources to help fund the series.

“We’ll be sending out the surveys soon,” Jones said, “and I hope everyone will respond and let us know what they want to hear.”

Comments

  1. Frances R Branham says

    Hootie and the Blowfish would be nice there opening act the Blue Pickups Band. Nows a good time to book them. They like giving back to South Carolina. Give Darius a call. Might be what Blythewood needs.

  2. Linda Wilson says

    Root doctors and Terrence Young. Also, a gospel fest would be nice for Blythewood

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