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, August 19 • Kilmaine Saints

This explosive, highenergy Celtic rock band from Central Pennsylvania will lift your hearts, your spirits and your pint when you’re not looking. With several hundred shows up and down the East Coast, two critically-acclaimed releases under their belts, national and international airplay, and an ever-expanding and extremely loyal fan base, it’s no wonder the world is starting to stand up and take notice.

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

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Saturday, August 26 • M.I. Foundation Summer Concert

Tickets $30 each, includes admittance, dinner, and three drink vouchers

Proceeds benefit the efforts of the MI Charitable Foundation and will be used for local outreach projects and to benefit our national beneficiaries: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Four Diamonds Fund, and Homes for Our Troops.

Featuring three live bands: LeBlanc & Kissinger ( , Whiskey Shooter, and the Luv Gods (

Guests must be 21 years or older

Join us for live music, dancing, corn-hole, and a lot of fun!

Call 717-365-2681 or click below

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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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