CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Riverbend Music Center is the first amphitheatre in the country to feature a state-of-the-art Synthetic Concert Lawn.
The Synthetic Concert Lawn provides a safe, clean, dry and comfortable lawn seat regardless of the weather. It also has numerous environmental benefits by eliminating the use of fertilizers, pesticides and fuel consumption from lawn equipment. About 600,000 gallons of water will be saved each year from being consumed by lawn irrigation, and the synthetic lawn fabric, backing, and fibers are 100 percent recyclable.
The 16-week, $750,000 project was made possible, in part, due to the generosity of the Patricia and J. Ralph Corbett Riverbend Endowment. The Endowment was established by Pat Corbett for the continued improvement of Riverbend Music Center as a high quality performing arts facility.
"We are always trying to improve the overall experience for our patrons," said Mike Smith, CEO of Riverbend. "As lawn ticket sales have increased, maintaining the lawn seating area from normal wear and tear became increasingly more difficult. The new Synthetic Concert Lawn ensures a consistent, perfect lawn seat every night. The addition of the Synthetic Concert Lawn gets us one step closer to creating that unbeatable concert experience."
Concert-goers will get to see the new lawn for the first time on May 20 when Brad Paisley comes to town on his Virtual Reality tour, at which time a new promotion will be rolled out giving the first 1000 concert attendees a free lawn chair to use at every show this season. In addition, special reduced-price lawn tickets will be available for most shows during on sale weekends, making it even more affordable for fans to see their favorite artists.