New Docks At Oshkosh Shed

Attendees of the Waterfest Concert Series at the 7,500-capacity Leach Amphitheatre in Oshkosh, Wis., will soon be able to tie their boats up to new floating docks.

Waterfest organizer Mike Dempsey told the Oshkosh Northwestern that although boaters won’t be able to see the shows from the water they’ll probably have the best parking spots.

Oshkosh Community Development Director Jackson Kinney said the half-million dollar project, to be paid for through a state grant and city funding, could be completed by the end of the summer, according to the paper.

Artists on the books for this year’s Waterfest include the Gin Blossoms, BoDeans, Night Ranger and Vince Vance & The Valiants, among others.

Meanwhile, city officials continue searching for a promoter to take over booking the shed, located in Riverside Park, after Green Bay-based PMI finishes its contract later this year. PMI decided in November not to renew its contract with the venue because of financial losses.

A city workshop for organizations interested in managing the facility is scheduled for March 18th.