Friday, December 17, 1999
Concert schedule being worked out

Staff Writer


The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater announced tentative dates for its 2000 summer concerts at Monday night's meeting of the Development Authority of Peachtree City.

The facility will continue its practice begun in 1999 of having Friday and Saturday night shows for each performer instead of single shows.

Shows in series one are set for April 21-22, May 5-6, May 19-20, June 2-3 and June 16-17. Series two concerts are scheduled for July 21-22, Aug. 4-5, Aug. 18-19, Sept. 8-9 and Sept. 22-23.

Dates may change as negotiations continue with various artists according to their availability, according to amphitheater director Kristi Rapson.

Agnes and Muriel's is working on its plans for food service next season. Despite closing its Peachtree City restaurant earlier this year, the company will continue its association with the amphitheater by providing food at the concession stands. “We're glad they're continuing their commitment,” said Rapson.

The amphitheater is undergoing considerable renovations this winter, including some changes for the concession areas that has Agnes and Muriel's “excited,” according to Rapson.

Other projects now underway include the design of a canopy to go over the sound platform. That is currently being done by a structural engineer, and other structural drawings are expected to be completed this week. Projected costs should be in around the first of the year, Rapson said.

The amphitheater's sponsorship program continues until Jan. 14, and officials are quite pleased with the response so far. Sponsors already on board include:

Platinum — Webb, Stuckey & Lindsey.

Diamond — Coca-Cola.

Gold — Talbot State Bank (new), Peachtree City Tennis Center, Yamaha, Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center, Lawson Mardon Packaging, CDH & Associates (new), the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Silver — Execusoft, The Complete Insurance Source, Cooper, Kroger, Kwik Kopy, Sprint, Southern Coach Carrier (new).

Silver sponsors, at a cost of $4,000, get their names in all printed media material, signs on the stage, 1/4-page ads in the program, and four reserved seats to each show.

Gold sponsors, for $7,500, get six seats, their logos on the amphitheater brochure, half-page ads in the program, and the opportunity to host one concert during the season, in addition to larger signage on stage and exposure in the amphitheater's radio ads.

Diamond sponsorships are $10,000 and include full-page ads and eight seats to each show.

Platinum sponsors, for $25,000, have their names printed on each ticket sold, in additional to the benefits previously mentioned.

All sponsorships are good for the entire summer.

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