More Mesker Music Theater Memories and the Class Project!
Not too long ago, I did a blog here on the website about Mesker Music Theater, and a Facebook page that I am co-administrator of that is trying to raise public awareness about this decaying historic city landmark and concert venue. What was once a thriving and often used Amphitheater is now in horrible condition as you can see in the photos below from our Facebook page and the City-County Observer
While no one really knows the future of this mothballed relic, a couple of students at Reitz High School are doing a class project about it.
Clay Happe and Link Dierks are undertaking this videography for their Feel the History class. They make documentaries for the local PBS station here in Evansville and recently interviewed me about my history with Mesker Music Theater, which includes producing a slew of concerts in the 1990′s called “Mother Mesker’s Homemade Jam” that featured all original, hometown bands with a $1.03 admission. I spent a lot of time at that venue, and I truly hate to see it in the terrible condition it is today.
Clay and Link sent me some photos they are using for their class project that they found in the Willard Library archives, showing the venue in it’s better days. Check those out below, and feel free to support the desire to restore the Amphitheater by Liking our Facebook page Save Mesker Music Amphitheater, and be sure and let your city council representative know how you feel.