Marion Amphitheater gears up for first event

Marion Amphitheater gears up for first event

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Work is well underway to revitalize the former Carolina Amphitheater property in Marion County. Now, the new owner is re-branding the area the Swamp Fox Entertainment Complex and already has big plans for the big lot.

The first event will be held from May 8th to 17th and will be “the Biggest Biker Bash Ever,” according to new owner Bob Hartmann.

A biker himself, Hartmann used to ride by the abandoned lot and would often think of the potential the property has. Now, he has a chance to build his vision on the hundreds of acres.

This week, crews are out focusing on landscaping efforts, along with pressure washing and painting the standing buildings on the lot.

Soon, the stage will be restructured and rebuilt to meet code.

Bob Hartmann strives to make the amphitheater the most pristine venue on the East Coast. For the Biker Bash he already has Bret Michaels, Buckcherry, and Craig Wayne Boyd, the winner of The Voice, lined up to perform.

By March 15, he plans to have up-to-date WiFi connections laid down on the area to offer high-speed internet to event-goers.

In addition to the Biker Bash, he already has events scheduled for an awards ceremony, a country music festival, and a ‘Biketoberfest' for the fall.

In just a few days, a website will go live with details on the biker event:

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