Clio Shed May Reopen

Clio, Mich.’s, shuttered amphitheatre will rise again, city commissioners said January 17th in a unanimous vote to support its reopening.

Officials first have to come up with an estimated $20,000 for roof repairs and put together a volunteer task force to run the shed, according to The Flint Journal. The 3,100-capacity Clio Area Amphitheatre closed last August, leaving ticket-holders in the lurch for that month’s show schedules. The shed filed for bankruptcy in November.

Officials discussed the option of a city-owned amphitheatre with a separate management group, or partnering with either the local community college or University of Michigan-Flint, the paper said.

At a previous town hall meeting, residents suggested bringing in more local acts, lowering ticket prices and exploring the option of corporate sponsorship.

The shed’s 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.

Officials blamed competition from nearby facilities and lagging ticket sales for Clio’s cash crunch. A financial statement filed in bankruptcy court lists the Clio’s liabilities at about $850,000 and assets of about $258,400.