Mishawaka Amphitheatre cancels concerts in wake of High Park fire - Reverb

Mishawaka Amphitheatre cancels four concerts in wake of High Park fire

Mishawaka Amphitheatre has been forced to cancel several upcoming performances due to the High Park fire. Photo courtesy of the venue's Facebook page.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre has been forced to cancel several upcoming performances due to the High Park fire. Photo courtesy of the venue's Facebook page.

The Mishawaka Amphitheatre northwest of Fort Collins has canceled all concerts through June 22 because of the still-spreading High Park fire, the music venue announced this morning.

The cancellations — which include Saturday’s date with the Motet, Sunday’s concert with Richard Thompson and a June 22 date with Bruce Hornsby – were brought on by this morning’s news that the High Park fire has now burned 49,763 acres and remains at 10 percent containment, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Also canceled is Friday’s show with 7 Walkers and the Pimps of Joytime. But the amphitheater, which sits on the scenic Poudre River, hopes to reopen in time for its big show with Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra on June 29, according to the staff.

Currently the Mish property is untouched by the fire, but Highway 14 is closed between Ted’s Place and Walden – and the fire line surrounds the riverside amphitheater on the south, east and west sides, according to the amphitheater staff.

“Though we’re immensely grateful that Mishawaka is still standing,” Dani Grant, the venue’s general manager, said in a release, “out thoughts and compassion go out to all our friends and neighbors who the fire did not spare.”

All tickets and shuttles purchased for the four canceled shows will be automatically refunded.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272920637 Brenda Ankrum Smith

    I love this comment.  Sad to see mountain businesses being affected in this but appreciated the ability to keep it in prospective.         “Though we’re immensely grateful that Mishawaka is still standing,” Dani Grant, the venue’s general manager, said in a release, “out thoughts and compassion go out to all our friends and neighbors who the fire did not spare.”