Council to decide March 14 if Irvine will get outdoor music venue
The proposed interim amphitheater would be built on 45 acres of land in the Great Park, on the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro military base. The 12,000-seat amphitheater is a collaborative effort between developer FivePoint and Live Nation. It will be located roughly two miles from the former Irvine Meadows, at the end of the runways and close to the Irvine Train Station.
The Save Live Music Irvine campaign, a grassroots effort to keep the music playing, has attracted some 35,000 outdoor music enthusiasts. As Irvine Meadows’ final season came to a close, the movement gained traction and it continues to grow online at savelivemusicirvine.com. Hundreds of supporters are expected to attend the March 14 council session to celebrate the approval of the proposed interim amphitheater and the return of outdoor music to Irvine.
City officials, including Irvine Mayor Don Wagner, have called for its approval and business and community leaders have also voiced their wishes to see the project move forward.