The new 4,000 seat amphitheater includes a shaded VIP area, as well as extended lawn-style seating that can accommodate thousands more. The shade canopy over the intimate, VIP seating is approximately 50 ft. wide by 100 ft. long and the stage is shaded by a smaller canopy, allowing for events to be held in the summer.
The amphitheater will be located at the northeast corner of the 65-acre park property, allowing for other park-goers to enjoy activities throughout the park.
“Citizens have told us that quality of life is important to them,” said Mayor Doug Gaul. “It’s important to us to not only improve the quality of life by creating a regional park system that connects to the Williamson County system, but also to expand tourism and grow the economy through convention and tourism,” added Gaul.
The City of Hutto is partnering with KOKE FM to manage multiple year-round events at the facility, including the second-annual KOKEFest, a Red Dirt Texas music festival drawing fans from all across the state.
“These events will further drive the economy, and deepen Hutto’s sense of community,” said Odis Jones, Hutto city manager. “We anticipate an economic and social impact of a three to one return of our investment,” added Jones.
The amphitheater will also be available for booking by outside groups – details on how to book events at the amphitheater will be forthcoming.
Local Georgetown construction company, FTWoods is slated to begin work in late April 2018 and should be complete in four months, pending weather delays.
The amphitheater is expected to cost no more than $3.4 million, and is financed through certificate of obligation bonds, issued for purpose of “constructing, improving, renovating, and equipping City park land,” issued at the Sept. 7, 2017 City Council meeting.