June 12, 2021
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CONTACT: Robin Godfrey I City of Murrieta PIO l (951) 461-6007
Murrieta Unveils State-of-the-Art Outdoor Amphitheater
A long-held vision came to life when the City of Murrieta unveiled its new, state-of-the-art Amphitheater at Town Square Park earlier this month. The facility, which can hold more than 750 in its built-in tiered seating and 5,000 total, is now the largest outdoor Amphitheater in the region and has big plans for the future.
“This site will be a game-changer for the City and a real boost for the downtown corridor,” says Murrieta Mayor Scott Vinton. “It provides an accessible, community gathering place to enjoy special events, concerts, performances, and so much more. It’s a venue that will amplify the arts in our city and bring people together.”
The Town Square Park Amphitheater will host its first public event on June 19, 2021, with a free concert by Beach Boys tribute band Surf City Legends at 5:30 p.m. after the Father Day Car Cruise. On Tuesday, June 29, the State of the City Address will be live from the Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. July and August will bring two free City concerts and two free outdoor movies to the site. Event details are available at www.MurrietaCA.gov on the City’s homepage calendar.
While the Amphitheater is launching with City-sponsored events, the City has plans to make the site available for additional outside events later in the year. These may include both free shows and performances requiring paid admission.
Funding for the Amphitheater was dedicated back in 2007 through targeted redevelopment dollars. The recession put the project on hold, only to be revisited a decade later. On November 6, 2019, the City broke ground on an updated Amphitheater project, supported by an additional gift from Waste Management. Despite a few supply slowdowns due to the pandemic, construction moved smoothly toward the June 2, 2021 unveiling.
The Amphitheater sits in Town Square Park adjacent to the Murrieta Library, City Hall, the Police Department, and Fire Station 1. The centrally located park, a block from Downtown Murrieta, houses the Veterans Memorial, which will soon include a Vietnam tribute. It draws thousands for events like the Annual Rotary Field of Honor and the Holiday Tree Lighting. Town Square Park is open to the public during daylight hours and for special evening events.
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