Clio Shed Debates Amphitheater Future

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Months after bankruptcy forced Michigan’s Clio Area Amphitheater to close its curtains in August, the community is getting together to decide its fate.

Earlier this week, more than 100 area residents met to brainstorm ideas for the future of the venue, with many hoping they can make sure the show goes on.

City leaders are ready to put the bankruptcy in the past and work with the public to make the once-struggling concert venue successful.

"(The amphitheater) belongs to the community," resident Roy Gordon told the Flint Journal. "This started out with the people knocking on doors for money."

Ideas floated at the meeting included boosting local media involvement, focusing on local acts, and talent vs. big ticket artists. Many focused purely on rebuilding the amphitheater’s credibility and reputation.

All of the ideas will be presented to the Clio City Commission next week, which will then decide whether to move forward on any of the recommendations. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers