The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis will today mark the grand opening of the Thomas Taggart Memorial Restoration and Amphitheatre project. The effort was launched to transform the memorial, named for a former Indy mayor, into a multi-purpose, outdoor amphitheater at Riverside Regional Park
The project was funded by a $9.2 million grant in 2018 from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of its Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative.
The Parks Alliance says the idea to transform the Taggart Memorial into amphitheater was part of a master plan for Riverside Regional Park. The goal for the venue is to feature free summer concerts, movies, lectures and performances “while celebrating the history of the Riverside neighborhood.”
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, City-County Council President Vop Osili and other city leaders and project partners will be on hand for the grand opening.
The Introductory Season Series at the amphitheater will feature free community concerts and performances every Thursday evening in August and September. You can register for a free ticket to the grand opening or view the Introductory Season Series schedule by clicking here.