Mesker Amphitheatre

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Mesker Amphitheatre
Mesker
Location Evansville, Indiana
Opened 1951
Owner City of Evansville
Capacity 8,500

Mesker Amphitheatre is an historic 8,500-seat amphitheater, located in Evansville, Indiana, United States. It contains 5,500 chairback seats and 3,000 lawn seats and is located at Mesker Park, near the Mesker Park Zoo.

It was built after the death of local philanthropist George Mesker, in 1936, who left $500,000, for park improvements and an additional $250,000, to provide music and entertainment.[1]

Recently, Mesker has fallen into disrepair and the future is uncertain for this once thriving music venue. Recent photos show that the 5,500 seats have been removed from the venue and weeds, trees, and what is suspected to be receptacles filled with disassembled seating from the former Roberts Stadium riddle the site.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Philanthropist Henry F. Koch Dies at 72 After Long Illness". Evansville Courier & Press. October 9, 1953. 
  2. ^ "IS IT TRUE August 5, 2013". City-County Observer. August 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Mystery of the Mesker Boxes is Solved". City-County Observer. August 6, 2013. 

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