The Keizer Rotary Amphitheatre at Keizer Rapids Park is fulfilling its vision of bringing concerts and other events to its stage.
So far the music has been rock and roll—both oldies and contemporary. After this season’s schedule, which is already set, the city and schedulers of the amphitheatre should strive to mix up the shows.
Children’s theatre, Shakespeare in the park and classical music have often been mentioned as possible shows. Rock and roll shows have brought the people to the park. There are other entertainment seekers whose needs are not being met.
Next summer we would like to see a string quartet or a symphony present a show that people can enjoy while dining out of a picnic basket. The amphitheatre is an asset that should expand its offerings so everyone feels welcome to come, sit and listen.