WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 15, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The City of Chandler is preparing to welcome the newest venue to its downtown, the Downtown Stage. The City and the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP) will host an unveiling event at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at the new stage located on Commonwealth Street, east of Arizona Avenue.
The permanent, covered stage will attract high-profile entertainment and its placement in the Downtown Library plaza will allow up to 17,000 visitors to experience events and enjoy live performances. The area also provides ample parking on the east side of Arizona Avenue.
“Downtown Chandler is already known as a destination – it’s full of great restaurants, shops, galleries and popular events, said Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “We just upped our game with the addition of the new outdoor stage that will be perfect to feature top local and national talent. And just wait until the weather gets cooler – it’s going to be the place to be.”
“This is exactly what the downtown area needed,” said Ed Hines, board president of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership. “With this new venue we are able to bring top-notch performers to our events while increasing traffic to the area. It’s a win for everyone.”
Construction on the stage began on June 1, after two years of planning. Last year the City of Chandler and the DCCP entered into an agreement to approve construction and management of the stage. As part of the agreement, both entities were responsible in sharing the project’s total cost.
The first community event to use the Downtown Stage will be the annual SanTan Brewing Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3. More information on Oktoberfest can be found online at santanoktoberfest.com. Look for the Downtown Chandler Concert Series to start on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31.