Glen Helen Amphitheater
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|Address||2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino, California|
|Location||San Bernardino County, California, United States|
|Owner||San Bernardino County|
The Glen Helen Amphitheater (originally Glen Helen Pavilion and formerly Blockbuster Pavilion, Hyundai Pavilion, and San Manuel Amphitheater) is a 65,000-capacity amphitheater located in the hills of Glen Helen Regional Park in unincorporated San Bernardino County, California, United States, adjacent to San Bernardino city limits.
It is the largest outdoor music venue in the United States. The orchestra, box, and loge sections seat a combined 10,902 people, and the lawn section seats 54,098. It was constructed in 1982, when Steve Wozniak & The Unuson Corporation completely redeveloped the land to have a site to put on the 1982 US Festival.
The amphitheater's concert season begins in March and ends in November, for the winter season.
The amphitheater has played host to many music festivals, including Anger Management Tour, Area Festival, Battle of San Bernardino Festival, Crüe Fest, Crüe Fest 2, Family Values Tour, Gigantour, H.O.R.D.E. Festival, Identity Festival, It's Not Dead Festival, Knotfest, KROQ, LA Invasion Festival, Mayhem Festival, Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution, Rock & Roll Blowout Festival, Rock the Bells Festival and Smokeout Music Festival.
On July 11, 2008, the San Manuel Casino announced that it had acquired a long-term agreement to the naming rights of the amphitheater, which was thereafter known as the San Manuel Amphitheater.
In January 2017, the San Manuel Indian Casino's naming rights contract expired, and the venue is now named the Glen Helen Amphitheater, similar to its prior name of Glen Helen Pavilion.
- Steinberg, Jim (January 25, 2017). "San Manuel's naming contract ends, Devore venue renamed Glen Helen Amphitheater". Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
- "City Limits". County of San Bernardino Open Governance. San Bernardino County. Retrieved 2018-01-03.