The Cadence Bank Amphitheatre At Chastain Park came about as an intended addition to the development of the North Fulton Park underway. Then Fulton County Commissioner wanted to include an outdoor music venue as part of the planned amenities that the park had to offer. The last-minute addition caused the facility to use bleacher-style seating with a stage and bandshell. Construction on the venue began in 1942 and was finally completed in 1944 with their first opening on June 20, that same year.

The venue had a slow start, due to the effects of World War II as well as a lack of promotion for events. With Chastain’s death in 1946, it seemed that the venue would face irreparable problems, but Atlanta believed in his dream and renamed the venue in his honor. The City of Atlanta took over the venue in 1952 and offered free concerts for the Atlanta Pops Orchestra as well as an opera series the following year that ran until 1968. The venue was gaining speed, drawing in more than 30,000 spectators each year, which eventually drew in celebrity bandleaders including Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Nero, and Henry Mancini.

Later renovations in 1984, 1998, and 2004 updated the venue with the designs of Nelson Brackin who was asked to design a 6,000 seat amphitheater. The completed design included new box offices, concession stands around the venue, restroom expansions, and staff/performer features including green rooms, commissaries, and business offices. The venue’s success drew sponsorship from major companies such as Delta Air Lines, State Bank & Trust, and later Cadence Bank (when State Bank & Trust merged with them), giving the venue its current name.

Today, the amphitheater operates during the summer months with most shows opening between May and early September. Many of the events and concerts are promoted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Live Nation with a rough capacity of about 6,900. Many of the seats are reserved seating, with a limited number of general admission lawn seating at the back of the amphitheater and stage right. Parking is often limited to first-come-first-served customers since Atlanta’s oldest outdoor music venue has become such a prominent part of the city.

So whenever show season comes around, it’s always a great idea to order your tickets early.

For more information on the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park these additional pages may be useful to you:

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Cadence Bank Amphitheatre Seating Chart:
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