Iowa Shed Dreams

Officials of St. Charles, Iowa, hope an under-construction amphitheater will help put the town of less than 700 on the map.

Avenue Of The Saints Amphitheater will feature an 18,000-capacity shed in a natural, hillside setting surrounded by woods. Construction on a permanent stage and seating is reportedly expected to take a couple of years.

The first event on the books for the site is the Heroes And Saints music festival including Better Than EzraSister HazelDiamond Rio and Mark Wills June 15-16.