Clio Shed Debate

Clio, Mich., city commissioners are considering ideas from the public on what to do with the 3,100-capacity Clio Area Amphitheatre that was abruptly closed last August due to financial problems.

Top suggestions during a January 9th town hall meeting included cheaper ticket prices and more local acts in addition to exploring corporate sponsorship, The Flint Journal reported.

City leaders talked with three different groups interested in taking over the venue last November. At the time, a financial statement filed in bankruptcy court listed the amphitheatre’s liabilities at nearly $850,000 and assets of about $258,400.

Officials blamed lagging ticket sales and competition from nearby venues for the lack of cash.

The August 18th closure left ticket-holders looking for refunds for concerts including Travis Tritt, Ron White, Brian Wilson, Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang, Hoobastank, and Michael McDonald.

The commission is said to be holding off on deciding whether the shed will host concerts this summer.