Oh dang, you guys, this is going to be good! Andover has a brand new amphitheater and a new summer concert series for 2018!
The 2018 concerts include:
- Clay Walker and John Anderson
- Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Quinn Sullivan
- Terri Clark and Little Texas
- Plain White Ts and Vertical Horizon
For years the City of Andover has held the annual Concert in the Park series, in part to see if there would be enough reason to build an amphitheater. Those concerts, which included acts like Clint Black, Rick Springfield, Diamond Rio, Little River Band, and Richard Marx, were a huge success, so the CapFed Amphitheater was built and we now have lots of fun productions to look forward to.
The 2018 CapFed Amphitheater Summer Concert Series kicks off with Clay Walker and John Anderson over Memorial Day weekend, on Saturday, May 26.
About the Concert
The first Andover Concert in the Park in the new amphitheater is going to be SUCH a good one. Clay Walker and John Anderson are coming to perform live on May 26, and you can afford these tickets!!
You’ll know their songs the minute you hear them. They’re songs that get stuck in your head and you’re glad of it:
“If I could make a living out of loving you, I’d be a millionaire in a week or two.”
That’s one of my favorite Clay Walker songs! But he’s been at the top of country music charts since 1993, so there are a whole lot more where that came from, like “Live Until I Die,” “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “What’s It to You,” and “This Woman and This Man,” just to name a few. Clay also has a new single called “Working on Me.”
“Your love’s better than money in the bank…”
John Anderson just gets it. 🙂 Another couple of my favorite songs of his are “Swinging” (or as I call it, “Just a Swangin'”) and “Seminole Wind.” But like Clay Walker, his hits are so numerous there’s no way I can list them all here. And he has a new album out, called Goldmine.
Tickets for this first summer concert are on sale now at the CapFed Amphitheater website. This year they have several ticket options to choose from. There’s a seating chart at that link so you can see what each ticket option gets you for the concert.
The most economical tickets are on the Lawn for just $10 each. Bowl seating is a little closer to the stage and those tickets will be $20 each.
For both of these options you’ll bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the concert. Kids five and younger will get in free, so this is going to be a great summer family event. (Tip: the ground in the Upper Bowl is slightly sloped, so if you want to sit there blankets might be easier than lawn chairs.)
Premium seating is right up front and you don’t have to bring your own lawn chair; you can get Premium tickets for $40 each. Because this is reserved seating, everyone – including children under 5 – will need a ticket to sit here.
VIP tickets will also be available again, but they’ll be a little different now. For $100 per ticket, you can get a reserved seat on the Patio at the Lodge, a VIP parking pass for every two tickets purchased, a catered meal from a local restaurant, access to air conditioned bathrooms, and a dedicated alcohol sales location. Oh, plus a VIP lanyard! (But really it’s all about the air conditioned bathrooms, don’t you think?) Again, everyone who’s sitting in the VIP section will need a ticket, no matter what their age.
For those of us who don’t opt for the catered meal, they’ll have food vendors onsite. No outside food or drink is allowed, with the exception of one sealed water bottle.
Gates will open for the concert at 5 p.m. so we can stake out our spots, buy our food, and enjoy dinner on the lawn with friends and family while waiting for the show to begin at 7 p.m.
The Clay Walker and John Anderson concert is just the beginning! Three more concerts are planned for June, July, and August, so this is going to be a great music summer!
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