The new Mentor Civic Amphitheater is being unveiled at a special Rock n Rockets event featuring 90s alt-rock legends SOUL ASYLUM followed by fireworks on July 4, 2017.
Here’s what you need to know:
GROUNDS: Amphitheater grounds will open at 4:00 PM.
GRAND OPENING CEREMONY: The Grand Opening Ceremony will commence at approximately 6:35 PM and will be completed by approximately 6:55 PM.
CONCERT: Soul Asylum will take the stage at 7:00 PM and will play until approximately 8:30 PM. Free admission. All ages. Music and activities will follow the concert until the fireworks display.
FIREWORKS: The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:50 PM and will end around 10:20 PM. The show can be viewed from the Mentor Civic Center Park Complex as well as the Mentor High School grounds. Music will accompany the fireworks display.
FOOD: Food service will begin at 5:00 PM located immediately adjacent to the Amphitheater. Vendors include the Proper Pig, Snowie Shaved Ice, Jimmy’s Backyard Barbecue, Scott’s Fire and Ice Pizza, the Hunger Squad, Classic Kettle Corn, Wildspork, Jack Pot Chicken, and East Coast Custard.
BEER & WINE SALES: Beer and wine will be sold from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cash or credit card. ID required. No outside alcohol may be brought on site. As always, attendees are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages.
RESTRICTED ITEMS: Due to the nature of the event, no outside alcohol, glass containers, or pets are permitted on Amphitheater grounds.
RESTROOMS: Restrooms will be open for your convenience at the Amphitheater, Ice Arena, City Hall, Civic Center Pool, and the Civic Center ball fields. Portable restrooms will be available at the south end of Amphitheater grounds, the Laketran parking lot on Market Street, Jerome Osborne Stadium, and the high school soccer field.
PARKING: Parking will be available at Mentor Civic Center Park, Municipal Center, Senior Center, Police Station, Mentor High School, Ballfields (weather permitting), and the Laketran Park & Ride Market Street Lot. Reserved Parking Lot is located in front of the Mentor Ice Arena. Handicapped Parking is available at the Mentor Municipal Center and the Mentor Police Department. Parking will be coordinated by Mentor Police. Attendees are encouraged to also take advantage of street parking where available.
TRAFFIC: Be aware that Munson Road between Hopkins Road and Civic Center Boulevard will be closed from 6 PM until 11 PM.
Eastbound and westbound Route 2 exit ramps to Center Street will also be closed from 10 PM to 11:30 PM
At the conclusion of the Fireworks, Center Street northbound from Tyler Boulevard will be closed from about 10:15 PM to 11:45 PM.
Some turns and accesses at key intersections will also be limited to expedite the flow of traffic while providing a safe departure for attendees.
Enjoy your evening and please be courteous and patient while leaving Civic Center grounds.