The Matoaka Amphitheater is a gem in the William and Mary Crown. It has been a place for students and ‘townies’ to go for a very long time. From the days of the ‘Common Glory’ production to scary movies in the 80s to the new Summer Concert Series. It is the latter I would like to tell you about today.
The Amphitheater is set on the edge of Lake Matoaka with a beautiful tented stage and tiered seating to allow actual seats as well as bring your own chairs. Beginning last year a local event company presented the Summer Concert Series which includes a variety of bands representing a variety of music one night per week. The bands include British Invasion, Reggae, Country and Funk among other types of music. There is literally something for everyone. There is a beer, wine, food and other beverages offered for sale or you can bring your own (no alcohol allowed from outside though). There is even a bounce house for kids.
I have been a couple of times and enjoy the casual atmosphere and the mix of people there. What a relaxing and fun way to end a day!
– Betsy Quinzio