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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The city plans to seek proposals to redesign Columbus' Mill Race Park amphitheater in hopes of creating a more inviting atmosphere for large concerts.
During big events such as Rock the Park or this weekend's Our Hospice benefit concert, where attendance exceeds 7,000, the crowd is positioned on the lawn instead of in the Custer-Nugent Amphitheater. That's to accommodate more spectators, as the amphitheater seating holds about 450.
The lawn-seating setup creates more distance between the audience and the artist, because the ground where the crowd assembles is lower on the lawn side, said Jayne Farber, a consultant for the Columbus Arts District and a member of the Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety. A fence on that side of the stage further disrupts spectators' view of the stage and artist.
Read more in Friday's edition of The Republic.
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