Austin-based C3 Presents and its parent company, Live Nation — the world’s largest live entertainment company — will partner with Waterloo Greenway Conservancy to book live music shows for the Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park once the outdoor venue opens this fall, the Conservancy announced today.
C3 Presents and Live Nation will kick off a concert season in Spring 2021.
“It’s the perfect size for some of today’s hottest touring acts,” said Charles Attal, C3 Presents partner.
Built with philanthropic dollars, the Moody Amphitheatre is so named for the $15 million grant from the Moody Foundation to Waterloo Conservancy, formerly known as the Waller Creek Conservancy. The Conservancy is the non-profit organization overseeing an expensive remake of the 35 acres of connected green space along Waller Creek in downtown Austin.
A portion of the revenues from the amphitheater will support overall park operations.
“We’re so grateful to C3 for helping us fulfill (our) mission by bringing this iconic outdoor music venue to life,” said Peter Mullan, CEO of Waterloo Greenway Conservancy. “What better way to connect people from all different backgrounds than through music.
Designed by New York architects Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 5,000-capacity outdoor amphitheater will be the capstone of a major overhaul of the 11-acre Waterloo Park, the largest park within the Waterloo Greenway system.
Built into the western edge of the park’s landscape, the amphitheater’s infrastructure is intentionally designed to revert back to park space, allowing the general public to access the stage when it is not being used for concerts and other forms of live entertainment.
Waterloo Park is due to be open in Fall 2020.