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Metro Parks Newsroom

Upcoming events to take place as scheduled at Iroquois Amphitheater

Friday August 7, 2009

Despite sustaining water damage from Tuesday morning’s flash flooding, two upcoming events at the historic Iroquois Amphitheater will go on as scheduled, Metro Parks officials announced today.

Saturday night’s free showing of “Hotel For Dogs,” and a Simon and Garfunkel tribute concert on Saturday, August 15, will take place with little noticeable impact from Tuesday’s storms, Assistant Director Marty Storch said.

“Metro Parks staff and a restoration company have worked long hours since Tuesday to make the Amphitheater operational again,” Storch said. “People who visit on Saturday and again on August 15 won’t be able to even tell there was a flood.”

Saturday’s 9 p.m. showing of “Hotel For Dogs” is part of a summer-long series of free movies being shown at the Amphitheater and sponsored by several Metro Council members, including Marianne Butler, whose district includes Iroquois Park. Tickets for the August 15 concert by A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle, “A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel,” are on sale at the Amphitheater office for $10. For more information or tickets to the concert, call 502/368-5865.

Much of the damage to the Amphitheater was contained to the stage and orchestra pit area. The Amphitheater’s electrical systems and concession area have been checked and deemed ready to go, Storch said.

“It’s been a messy few days at the Amphitheater, but things are finally back to normal,” Storch said.

About the Iroquois Amphitheater:
The Iroquois Amphitheater was originally built in 1938 by 275 employees from the Works Progress Administration. The Amphitheater has undergone an $8.9 million renovation, while carefully preserving portions of the original structure. The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Louisville Metro Government and the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy partnered to fund the renovation, which was completed in 2003. For more information, visit The Amphitheater is located in Iroquois Park, near the intersection of New Cut Road and Kenwood Drive.

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