DeSoto Amphitheater for the Performing Arts

Performances under the stars…

Special thanks to our 2017 season sponsor!

Special thanks to our 2017 season sponsor!

The DeSoto Amphitheater for the Performing Arts is an expression of the Ned Smith Center’s mission to merge the worlds of nature and the arts. At the DeSoto Amphitheater, the arts have a home surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Ned Smith Center lands. Please join us as we celebrate the exciting 2017 season of this beautiful venue!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Tickets for all shows are $10 per person, unless otherwise noted.

Please bring your favorite outdoor seating. We also allow picnics and BYOB. Our friends at Armstrong Valley Winery will be present at most shows. All shows will also have food available for purchase, see show description for details.

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Saturday, September 23 • Shotgunn
Sponsored by Fred & Anne Meckley and Marilyn Kauffman

Last show of the season! Shotgunn got its start in the 1970s, playing gigs all over the Lykens Valley. They reunited in the early 2000s, playing benefit concerts for organizations all over the place. Shotgunn plays rock and funk hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Some crowd favorites include “Soul Man,” “Smoke on the Water” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Food will be available for purchase from Max’s Bar and Grill.

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Information on the 2018 season will be available in the new year.

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