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MoonDance Amphitheater will transfer ownership to the City of Lexington

UPDATE: The “Handing Over the Key” ceremony has been pushed to Friday, August 10 at 7 pm. It will still be at MoonDance Amphitheater.

The MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater, located in Beaumont Centre Circle, has offered Lexington, Kentucky live music and community events featuring local, regional, and national artistic talent for several years.

MoonDance Amphitheater was a gift to the Lexington community from Haymaker Development Company and the C.M. Gatton Trust. In 2011, after receiving government approval, Haymaker created a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the amphitheater’s name. The foundation is in charge of the upkeep of the amphitheater and compensating the staff at MoonDance.

On July 27, 2018, the Haymaker Foundation will transfer ownership of the amphitheater over to the city of Lexington, Kentucky.

For the last several years, the Lexington Parks and Recreation Department has led the programming of the facility. The city has created a new MoonDance Foundation Board of Directors to oversee the direction of the facility and help fundraise.

The official “Handing Over the Key” ceremony will be Friday, July 27 at 7 pm preceding the Summer Nights in Suburbia concert featuring the Johnson Brothers band.

For years, MoonDance Amphitheater has been home to summer concert series Southland Jamboree, Big Band & Jazz, and Summer Nights in Suburbia. This year the amphitheater will also feature Freaky Friday Flicks, where community members can enjoy a spooky movie on the Friday nights leading up to Halloween. Other community events held this year were Taste of Beaumont and Southland Christian Church Summer Worship Night for community members to enjoy a summer evening in Beaumont.

MoonDance Amphitheater is an outdoor venue in the Beaumont area, available for rent for public and private groups at a variety of rates.


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