Mishawaka Shed Needs Its Space

As the concert season opens at Colorado’s Mishawaka Amphitheatre, shed owner Robin Jones is working with county officials on a solution to the venue’s inadequate parking.

Jones applied for a special event permit to allow concert-goers to park in a private lot in Poudre Park about six miles away and have patrons shuttled to the amphitheatre. Larimer County commissioners determined that parking cars for a concert doesn’t fit the criteria for a special event permit and denied his request.

According to The Coloradoan, some Poudre Park residents complained about concert-goers who parked in the area last summer, partying into the early morning hours and trespassing on their properties.

In the meantime, Jones told Pollstar he is working with all parties to resolve the issue and cut down on parking-related problems.

“Mishawaka right now is parking more than 170 vehicles legally on our property and our (seating) capacity is 908,” he said. “We are shuttle-parking people from other locations just below Mishawaka until we can get final approval on a bridge and a parking lot across the La Poudre River on land that we own on the other side of the river.”

Mishawaka’s current season runs mid-June through mid-September with most concerts reportedly drawing 500 to 700 people per show.