Tyler’s New Amphitheater at Bergfeld Park To Be Opened June 22nd
Tyler's amphitheater at Bergfeld Park was closed in 2016 to undergo a major renovation and now that renovations are nearing completion, it is time to celebrate with a reopening of the new Centene Stage at Bergfeld Park!
Tyler Civic Theater and the City of Tyler will host the Bergfeld Summer Showcase at the new Centene Stage at Bergfeld Park on Thursday, June 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. This family friendly event will feature civic theater actors on stage along with sing a long songs and scenes from shows like Rock of Ages, Peter Pan Jr. the Musical and Legally Blonde the Musical.
Seating will be available and limited so you might want to bring along a blanket to spread out along with some lawn chairs. Tyler area food trucks will be on site to satisfy your appetite as you take in this inaugural performance.
The rejuvenated amphitheater at Bergfeld Park is rich in history and importance to the city. The following is from a city press release on the history and the amphitheater project.
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.