New NC Shed

Raleigh, N.C., plans to have a new 5,000-capacity amphitheatre come May, possibly with the help of Live Nation.

Raleigh City Council approved funding for the shed Dec. 1, according to the city’s News & Observer, at a cost of $2.6 million.

The council allocated $1.6 million from a reserve fund, the paper said. The city hopes to partner with Live Nation, which runs Raleigh’s Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, and the city suggested that LN could bring in 20 acts a season.

The shed would have 800 seats and a 4,200 lawn capacity, with bids for the project going out in January.

Although the News & Observer ran an optimistic piece, it did note there are still two public hearings on potential noise issues scheduled in January – and those in the biz know how those can go.