ALA Plans Concert Series At Expanded Acreage Community Park

A schedule of concerts at the new amphitheater at Acreage Community Park has been set up by the Acreage Landowners’ Association, beginning Sunday, Jan. 10 with the Southern Blood Allstars “A Salute to Southern Rock.”

“We hope Acreage residents enjoy the music and support our efforts to continue to bring entertaining and fun events to our community,” ALA Board Member Bob Morgan said.

The concert series will continue every second Sunday through June, with entertainment produced by FM Generation, which provided the Hall & Oates tribute band H2O for the Acreage Community Park expansion grand opening last month.

The ALA is working with the Indian Trail Improvement District to bring entertainment back to the park at the new amphitheater.

“The ALA is leasing the park and [ITID] is co-hosting it,” Morgan said. “We do have to put their emblem on our advertisements, but they are trying to stay out of the limelight.”

Music will start at 6:30 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m., so attendees are not out too late, but vendors including food trucks will be onsite from 2:30 to 9 p.m.

“Vendors will be selling all kinds of personal items and handmade items,” he said. “The food trucks will also start around that time.”

The amphitheater has been named after the late ALA Board Member Bob Renna, who brought the Acreage Community Jams to the park before the amphitheater and park extension were built.

“The amphitheater was named after him at the last ITID meeting,” Morgan said. “That was brought up by [former ITID supervisor and Renna’s former employer] Michael Erickson. They voted on it and approved it.”

The ALA plans to have other concerts with local bands.

“We’re planning open jam sessions where the local people, the kids, anybody who wants to can come out and play,” he said. “The gentleman with FM Generations has all the equipment, and he said he would be happy to set it up and they can just come up and play as they wish.”

The ALA is also hoping to do car shows and a chili cookoff at the park.

“These are all just on scratch paper right now,” Morgan said, explaining that most of the board was not present when the community jams and other ALA events were held at the old park. “We’re just getting our feet wet.”