June 29nd: Bergfeld Summer Showcase

Due to inclement weather, the Bergfeld Summer Showcase has been moved to Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. 

To celebrate the grand redesign and reopening of Bergfeld Park’s Amphitheater and the new Centene Stage, Tyler Civic Theater and the City of Tyler will host the Bergfeld Summer Showcase. This family-friendly event will be held on Thursday, June 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. All are invited to watch and sing-a-long to songs and scenes from the shows Rock of AgesPeter Pan Jr. the Musical and Legally Blonde the Musical.

Food trucks will be on-site and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and portable seating.

Background: In 2016, the City of Tyler accepted a $325,000 donation from Centene Charitable Foundation for the renovation of the historic Bergfeld Amphitheater. The amphitheater was originally built in 1936 by a donation from Sears-Roebuck & Co., after the Tyler Sears was the only store to turn a profit during the Great Depression.

Centene’s donation, along with an additional $100,000 in private donations, $162,000 from the Parks and Recreation budget and $400,000 from Half Cent Sales Tax funds, will update the amphitheater for modern day usage. Updates include updating sound and light features, fixing drainage issues, shading seats and creating a grassy area for seating in the back section of seats. The amphitheater will be able to maintain its local and state historic designations by keeping the rock wall around it.

Where: Bergfeld Park Amphitheater, 1510 S. College Ave.

When: Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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