Showcasing the top entertainers in the music industry for thirty seasons!
In 2020, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre will celebrate its 30th season of showcasing top name, live entertainment in St. Louis. It consistently ranks as one of the top amphitheaters in the country in attendance and revenue. Without our guests, we could not continue to do what we do best. The amphitheatre employs over 600 “band members” each summer in all departments such as Guest Services, Parking, Security, Housekeeping, Concessions and more, to help create amazing experience for music fans. To enhance our guests’ experiences, improvements over the past 3 years include additional gourmet food offerings from top-name chefs, additional beverage sales locations to decrease wait times, new LED lawn video screens, state-of-the-art stadium sound and remodeled restrooms.
Opening as Riverport Amphitheater, the inaugural concert was held on Friday, June 14, 1991 and featured Steve Winwood’s Refugees of the Heart Tour, with opening act, Robert Cray. Riverport Amphitheatre was a joint venture between Contemporary Productions, owned by Steve Schankman and Irv Zuckerman, Sverdrup Development, and aerospace giant McDonnell Douglas. The overall project cost roughly $12 million to complete. In 1991, Mannheim Steamroller and Chicago concerts followed Steve Winwood’s stellar opening night for the venue, but the most famous concert of that year was the Guns N’ Roses show on Tuesday, July 2, 1991. Less than one month into the amphitheatre’s long history, a riot had shut it down – but only for one show. Things were quickly repaired and the shows continued to go on, 30 concert seasons strong. It is this resiliency and an outstanding staff that keep us in the top amphitheaters each year.