(City of Whitewater Press Release, September 10) – The City of Whitewater is excited to announce the grand opening of the Cravath Lakefront’s new Amphitheater on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
The Amphitheater project began in mid-2019 and was made possible through the generous sponsorship by the Frawley Family, Whitewater Rotary and the Whitewater 4th of July Committee. The project was recently completed and will be a great venue for years of entertainment at Cravath Lakefront Park.
The amphitheater is equipped with a roof, electricity, additional electrical outlets, sound system and lighting. New sod and landscaping was also planted to put the finishing touches to the new addition to the park. Plaques with the names of those involved in sponsoring the amphitheater are displayed in front.
The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a live performance by the NEW PIANO GUYS, Wisconsin’s own dueling piano entertainment. Learn more about these performers at www.newpianoguys.com.
Due to COVID-19 and the state mask order, safety precautions have been prepared to ensure citizens feel safe if they choose to attend. Picnic tables and lawn seating will be spaced out to accommodate social distancing guidelines for this event. There will be approximately 16 picnic tables provided, but attendees are also encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Families are encouraged to stay together and keep a six-foot distance from other families, as designated by squares painted on the grass. Although the program is outside, masks are strongly encouraged.
In addition, one Family Fun Night will be held at the amphitheater on Thursday, September 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to allow for a safe family event to end the summer. Families are invited to see David Stokes, Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner. David uses
live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories to make learning fun. This event will also be social distanced for a safe viewing for families who feel comfortable attending.
If you have any questions about the amphitheater or the events, contact Eric Boettcher, Parks and Recreation Director at EBoettcher@whitewater-wi.gov or 262-473-0122.
View images and learn more about the amphitheater at www.whitewater-wi.gov/438/Parks-Recreation.