Mishawaka Parking Solutions

Mishawaka Amphitheatre owner Robin Jones said it’s business as usual at the 908-capacity shed in Fort Collins, Colo., despite a reported shortage of parking in the area.

Larimer County planning officials approved Jones’ request to allow concert-goers to park in a private lot a few miles from the shed. He’s also collaborating with Colorado Department of Transportation officials on alternative parking while he maps out a permanent solution.

“Everything’s been going great. CDOT is working with us and a few landowners have offered their land for shuttles. We’ve basically been running shuttle vans back and forth up the canyon where people can pull over,” Jones told Pollstar. “We’ve been picking them up and taking them to the amphitheatre. We make it as convenient as possible.”

Highway signs that post specific hours when parking is restricted will be changed to allow parking until 2 a.m.

“With CDOT working with us to change the signs, we’re basically back to parking as usual at the Mishawaka, just no camping overnight,” he said. “And there’ll be improved parking facilities to come prior to next season, hopefully.”

The permanent solution is to build a bridge and parking lot on property across the La Poudre River, which Jones said is in the preliminary planning stage.

Meanwhile, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and Marc Cohen are just a few of the acts scheduled to perform at Mishawaka through early September.

Tina Amendola