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Bonamassa concert moving to arena from Pinewood Bowl

Bonamassa concert moving to arena from Pinewood Bowl

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The Joe Bonamassa concert set for Sunday night will be moved to Pinnacle Bank Arena from Pinewood Bowl because of damage to Pioneers Park and the bowl from Saturday's strong storm.

Specifically, the storm knocked down trees in the park, some of them falling across the road leading into the bowl's backstage loading area.

"They couldn't even get the trucks (for Bonamassa's show) to the bowl because of trees in the roadway," said SMG-Lincoln general manager Tom Lorenz. "There is some tree damage in the bowl as well."

Bonamassa showtime will remain 8 p.m. at the arena. It will be a seated concert with ticket holders being placed in seats that approximate the Pinewood Bowl seating.

The Bonamassa show is the fourth Pinewood Bowl show to be moved to the arena this year because of weather-related concerns. Also moved inside were shows by The 1975, 2 Cellos and TobyMac.

"At least we didn't lose it," said Lorenz, adding the Mammoth, the promoter that works with SMG on Pinewood shows has lost outdoor shows set for Kansas City this summer.

The storm hit after the Capital City Ribfest vendors had packed up their booths in the arena festival space. However, several tents were damaged or destroyed by the storm. 

Cleanup of that damage will be done Sunday and Monday. So the entire festival lot will not be available for parking for Sunday's show.


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