City of Salisbury Breaks Ground on Riverwalk Amphitheater - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

City of Salisbury Breaks Ground on Riverwalk Amphitheater

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 4:06 PM Updated:
Salisbury Riverwalk Amphitheater Renderings; Photo Credit: The City of Salisbury Salisbury Riverwalk Amphitheater Renderings; Photo Credit: The City of Salisbury

SALISBURY, Md. -- Today Mayor Jake Day and city officials, alongside U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, broke ground on the new Riverwalk Amphitheater.

Last summer plans for the amphitheater were discussed after the City of Salisbury announced it was selected to host the National Folk Festival for the next three years. The Riverwalk Amphitheater, included in the city’s “Envision Salisbury” 20-year master plan. Governor Larry Hogan out $500,000 toward revitalization funds for the construction of the venue. The venue will seat up to 650 and includes a vendor area for food and amenities during events.

"As a City - we are committed to no longer letting plans collect dust on a shelf. We are working hard to implement all of the revitalization plans that we have adopted,” said Jake Day, Salisbury Mayor. “This venue has the potential to be a jewel in the crown of our Riverwalk Park and our entire city; a public space designed for celebration of music and the arts, and just in time for the National Folk Festival."

Delmarva Veteran Builders is working in coordination with Vista Design on the design of the venue. Construction is expected to begin in March, with completion by July 31, 2018, ahead of the National Folk Festival, September 7th through the 9th.


“We are proud to serve the citizens and community of Salisbury and Wicomico County, a responsibility we do not take lightly,” said Chris Eccleston, Delmarva Veteran Builders. “It is our plan to incorporate sustainable and affordable practices in the construction of the venue as well as including public art in the design. This structure will be a monument for downtown and the local arts community for years to come.”

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Milford Crash Shuts Down Route One, Causes Critical Injuries

    Milford Crash Shuts Down Route One, Causes Critical Injuries

    Jul 15, 2018 9:08 PM2018-07-16 01:08:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:08:48 GMT
    MILFORD, Del.- A Sunday evening crash put multiple people in the hospital and shut down both directions of Route One for hours. According to the Delaware State Police, the crash took place at New Wharf Road and Bay Road in Milford. Both the Delaware StateMore
    MILFORD, Del.- A Sunday evening crash put multiple people in the hospital and shut down both directions of Route One for hours. According to the Delaware State Police, the crash took place at New Wharf Road and Bay Road in Milford. Both the Delaware StateMore
  • Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Maryland Man Killed in Millsboro Crash

    Jul 15, 2018 8:33 PM2018-07-16 00:33:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:33 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:33:01 GMT
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
    MILLSBORO, Del.- A Maryland man is dead after a crash in Millsboro Saturday afternoon. According to the Delaware State Police, around 1:15 p.m., a 48-year-old Laurel woman was driving south on Route 24 near Nine Foot Road with the intention of turning lefMore
  • Traffic Alert Issued Ahead of Fallen Trooper's Funeral in Lewes on Monday

    Traffic Alert Issued Ahead of Fallen Trooper's Funeral in Lewes on Monday

    Jul 15, 2018 10:25 PM2018-07-16 02:25:00 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:31:56 GMT
    LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation is warning drivers in the Lewes area to expect delays and road closures as a fallen Delaware State Trooper is laid to rest Monday. DelDOT says parts of Route One, Route Nine, and the Five Points interMore
    LEWES, Del.- The Delaware Department of Transportation is warning drivers in the Lewes area to expect delays and road closures as a fallen Delaware State Trooper is laid to rest Monday. DelDOT says parts of Route One, Route Nine, and the Five Points interMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices