Leamington celebrates Grand Opening of Seacliff Amphitheatre

Posted on Friday April 20, 2018

Leamington, ON April 20, 2018 — In 2017, the Municipality of Leamington received a $400,000 Ontario150 Community Capital Program grant to help build a $1.4 million community amphitheatre at Seacliff Park. On Friday, local MPP Rick Nicholls was there, along with Mayor John Paterson, Administration & Community partners, for the official opening.

“The amphitheatre is a great addition to the Leamington Waterfront. This is all thanks to the hard work of the Municipality of Leamington, and I’m very proud to be part of such a vibrant community as it continues to improve itself,” said MPP Nicholls.


This beautiful multi-use venue on our waterfront will showcase music, movies and entertainment for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. “Building this venue has been a dream of mine for many years,” notes Leamington Mayor John Paterson. “And to see it come to completion and put in use is exciting. It is something I hope our residents and our local artists will be proud of and to showcase what the arts have become in Leamington.”


The Amphitheatre illustrates Council’s commitment to Arts and Culture and is set to host a summer full of world class entertainment with the Music Onthe42 concert series, Bank Onthe42 music series, Symphony Onthe42, community fireworks, Hogs for Hospice, and outdoor Movies for the whole family.


The summer of programming begins with the June 15-17 kickoff weekend. Along with the 170th annual Leamington Fair, the Music Onthe42 free summer concert series kicks off June 16th with Canadian platinum classic rock artist The Sheepdogs. As well, Canada Day weekend cannot be missed in Leamington. The weekend highlights the thriving arts and culture scene in Leamington with Arts @ the Marina on June 30 & July 1, a special full orchestral performance by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra celebrating Point Pelee National Park’s Anniversary on June 30, and followed by the best Canada Day fireworks show in Essex County, and on-stage performances by Universal Xpression, Brave Soul and DJ Mtrx on July 1.


Visitors and community members alike will be able to enjoy musical programming at the Amphitheatre almost every weekend with the Music Onthe42 summer concert series, Bank Onthe42 Music series hosted by the Bank Theatre and featuring some of the best local talent in the region, and the much anticipated Hogs for Hospice from August 4-6. A full listing of entertainment can be found on our tourism website www.Onthe42.com.


Administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario150 Community Capital Program grants have helped nonprofits, municipalities and Indigenous communities renovate, repair and retrofit existing community and cultural infrastructure; www.otf.ca


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For information, contact: Lindsay Gammon, Manager of Communications and Public Relations
519-326-5761 Ext. 1105 or email lgammon@leamington.ca

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