Live Nation - Verizon Amphitheatre
Set on 45 acres of beautifully-landscaped wooded land in Alpharetta, GA, north of Atlanta in Fulton County, the 12,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park will seat 7,000 under a roof, and another 5,000 on the Superior Lawn area. The venue provides a unique setting for both music lovers and first-time concertgoers.
The Amphitheatre has quickly become characterized by its distinctive fan-shaped roof, comprised of a translucent cloth-like material, suspended over a steel-framed structural system. It's beautiful park-like atmosphere allows concertgoers to enjoy music under the trees, surrounded by a number of large heritage trees, plants, and flowers all native to the park.
The state-of-the-art venue nominated by Pollstar Concert Industry Awards as 2009 'Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue' - serves as the summer home of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The scope of Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park has brought a new dimension to the region's seasonal artistic offerings featuring concerts with the internationally-recognized Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leading popular presentations, as well as an emphasis on community events - including high school graduations, local fundraising events, and collaborations to create family-themed days, high school music concerts, and competitions. Upon the opening of the Amphitheatre in May 2008, the ASO became the only U.S. orchestra to perform and present in its concert hall and in two amphitheatres.