Andover to have free concert to gauge public interest for an amphitheater

Andover Central Park

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ANDOVER, Kansas — The city of Andover has had a proposed outdoor amphitheatre in the works for months, but after a series of studies, the city is looking to get public input by having a free concert.

On June 22nd, the city will host singer, songwriter and producer Richard Marx to perform for free.

An empty former girl scout camp is the location for the concert and proposed amphitheater.

Andover mayor Ben Lawrence says the city has been considering the project for a couple of years, and he hopes this concert will push the boundaries of what the space can handle, just to see what would happen.

“There are not a lot of communities, especially our size that have an outdoor amphitheatre of the size and scope of what we’re trying to accomplish,” said Lawrence.

The amphitheater might include an overall capacity for up to 3,500 seats, with up to 400 of them permanent.

Mayor Lawrence believes the space could be used for several different kinds of events. “You could have something as small as a wedding, summer concert series, school system, it can have a plethora of uses.”

A series of studies didn’t convince the city, so they’re looking to the concert to see how the public responds.

Tickets to the concert are free. For a list of ticket locations, just click this link.

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