2018 DeSoto

DeSoto Amphitheater for the Performing Arts

Performances under the stars…

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 2018 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 Max’s Grille and Sportsbar will be selling food at all shows.

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Saturday, August 11 – Kilmaine Saints – This Explosive, high energy 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. Sponsored by the Nancie M. Beinhower Trust. Max’s Grille and Sports Bar will have beer and mixed drinks, Armstrong Valley Winery will have wine and Jeb’s Concessions will have food for sale.

Saturday, September 22 – Shotgunn 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, anything from Chicago, and Blood Sweat and Tears to Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Jefferson Airplane. There’s something for everyone. Sponsored by Fred and Anne Meckley.



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