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Dillon Amphitheater

Dillon, Colorado
Putting Dillon on the Map

Lake Dillon, nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado is a big destination especially in summer months. Neighboring mountain towns have great live music venues and the Town of Dillon wanted to offer all of its residents and visitors a new experience by renovating their existing facility, into a state-of-the art outdoor entertainment venue with a spectacular backdrop of the lake. The Town of Dillon’s goal was to seen as a progressive community with strong ties to the arts.

To attract top tier performers and larger productions, the stage now has bigger back stage operational support space and a canopy that will address the rigging needs as well as a sound booth infrastructure for a variety of events, including concerts, theatrical productions, local productions, and speakers.

The seating bowl was expanded to increase seats, create more comfortable and functional lawn seating, all while accommodating ADA seating requirements.

An array of spectator amenities, including re-designed fixed concession areas, more restrooms for facility and adjacent park area, and an open festival plaza areas to accommodate food vendors and merchandise sales, creating a more holistic outdoor experience for the guests.


An Event Space for All

Creating a versatile event space was an important part of the design for this project. The town wanted to be able to host large concerts that neighboring towns were getting as well as high school graduations and elementary school dance recitals. Careful detail was placed into the stage design to accommodate events of all sizes, demands, and crowds. Ensuring safety, access, and public restrooms were also a key component.

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The amphitheater is meant to be part of a public park open to the town during the week for recreation and on the weekends for festivals and farmers markets.
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The design is minimal to not take away the natural surrounding views, but enough to host bigger and better shows.

Project Team

Andy Barnard