Boulder City Magazine® June 2007 Issue
by Duncan R. McCoy, Director
Boulder City Library
This month, I’d like to crow a bit about the amphitheater at Boulder City Library. It’s not just an architectural feature, it’s a venue for fun community events!
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|We did have a lot of fun at the Library Saturday night, May 12th. The CCSN Concert Band treated us to a stunning performance of works by Wagner, Rimski-Korsakov and John Phillip Sousa in the Library’s amphitheater. It was a beautiful, soft spring evening and about 200 happy folks attended. As it happened, the Boulder City Art Guild had their annual May display up in the meeting rooms and the exhibit was really special. After the concert, many from the audience toured the art exhibit. More concerts are on the way!
On Saturday, June 2, at 8:00 pm we’ll enjoy the Marty Warburton Bluegrass Band. I understand that Marty Warburton is one of the premier banjo-pickers in the country. Some of us might remember his band from Spring Jamborees past. It’s going to be a lot of fun!
Saturday, September 21st, at 7:30 pm the Las Vegas Brass Band will perform.
This series of concerts has been made possible by a grant from Eldorado Energy, arranged by Councilwoman Andrea Anderson. The logistics for the concerts are seamlessly handled by Roger Hall and his crew from BC Parks and Recreation with a little bit of assistance from the BC Library staff.
The amphitheater officially seats an audience of 340 with parking for 95 cars and more elsewhere in the ABC Park vicinity. The acoustics are positively terrific and there is not a bad seat in the place!
This season, we are enjoying new stage lighting provided by the combined efforts of the City of Boulder City, the generosity of Eldorado Energy and the Boulder City Library District, all of which contributed to funding the installation of the new stage lights.
Over the past five years, the amphitheater has been used for a variety of events: weddings, World-Day-Of-Prayer gatherings, 9-11 memorials, concerts, dramatic performances, and dance and music recitals. The amphitheater is available for many kinds of community events. To find out about reserving the amphitheater for your event, contact the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Dept. at 293-9256. You’ll be asked to read and sign a use agreement. For private use, a small fee is charged.
You can find out more about our amphitheater by visiting our web site at www.bclibrary.org
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