VIDEO: Hersheypark Stadium dismantles concert stage; new stage ready for Memorial Day weekend
Hersheypark Stadium has hosted many huge outdoor concerts on its current stage, but after two decades, it was time for an upgrade.
Hershey Entertainment & Resorts partnered with Live Nation to build a “brand new, state-of-the-art stage” for performers and fans alike in 2018. Disassembly began in late March, and construction of the new stage started in late April.
Watch a time lapse video of the old stage being taken down below:
Tickets for that show, which are $38.60, $58.60, $78.60, $98.60, and $168.60 (processing fees apply), are on sale now and available at the Hersheypark Stadium box office (100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at hersheyentertainment.com and ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000.
The first act to ever perform on the 22-year-old stage was Rod Stewart on May 18, 1996. Since then, it has hosted over 200 shows with some of the biggest names in music, so the venue, which also hosts sporting events throughout the year, picked its 22 top concerts, in no particular order, to remember its history:
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Twenty One Pilots
Dave Matthews Band
Rihanna and Kesha
Lynryd Skynyrd and Kid Rock
Aerosmith and Kiss
It was just announced this week that Grammy Award-winning pop rock band Maroon 5 will return to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, July 14. Other concerts scheduled there this summer include Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q on June 2, Harry Styles and Kacey Musgraves on June 14, Imagine Dragons on June 16, Zac Brown Band on June 22, Janet Jackson on July 20, Kesha and Macklemore on July 21, Lynyrd Skynyrd on July 28, Counting Crows and Live on Aug. 10, and Fall Out Boy on Sept. 1.