(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation is currently demolishing the aging wooden stage at the Jamboree In The Hills site, and will be replacing it with a brand new, modern steel structure in time for this summer’s festival.
The new stage will be larger and have steel rafters and rigging to replace the wooden beams currently supporting the roof. The building will also feature a retractable stage door, which can also act as an awning during storms.
“It’s going to be awesome,” Live Nation GM Kelly Tucker-Jones told local news station WTOV-9. She said the wider stage will offer a better view for those seated in the extreme left or right sides of the natural amphitheater.
Live Nation is hoping that the new stage will not only assist in making the four-day Jamboree festival better, but will also attract other touring shows throughout the rest of the summer. As of right now, however, nothing else is booked as the company is focusing solely on finishing the project before the Jamboree.
“We’re a little nervous,” Tucker-Jones said. “The architect has assured me it’ll be up in plenty of time and we’ll be good to go.”
The 30th anniversary concert for the Jamboree In The Hills is scheduled for July 13-16, and will feature Loretta Lynn, Brad Paisley, Montgomery Gentry, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Clint Black and Neal McCoy, among many others. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers