LEXINGTON, N.C. — Construction is half way finished on the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater in the city’s Depot District.
This week, 2,400 loads of dirt were dropped off at the site expected to hold up to 5,000 people once built.
Last month, a concrete pad was put in which will be the main stage for bands and performers.
“Folks from the Triad area, even the Raleigh-Durham area, we’re going to see them coming to Lexington to enjoy some entertainment, enjoy our downtown,” said Mayor Newell Clark.
Clark says the amphitheater should be complete by the fall once roofing, columns and seating are put in.
“Music and entertainment — but we don’t stop there,” Clark said. “We think of this as being a park that can be visited throughout the day. People will be able to come here and have lunch.”
The amphitheater’s construction will also have an impact on nearby businesses a block away on Main Street like Bull City Ciderhouse, which is open seven days a week and has late night dining.
“With the amphitheater going in and night life starting up in Lexington, you just need those options,” said John Clowney, CEO of Bull City Ciderhouse and Ciderworks.
“It’s going to bring a lot of people down for bigger shows and concerts and really show off the attributes of town,” Clowney said.
Clark says the amphitheater is expected to host its first event next spring.