“Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses,” is not just a song any more — it’s the theme for the grand opening of a new amphitheater in Greenup.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host a ceremony to open its new amphitheater on Tuesday starting with lunch at 12:30 p.m.

“This is a very special event,” said resort manager Cary Lyle. “Gov. Ernie Fletcher will be in attendance. He came for the initial groundbreaking so he thought it was important to be there for the ribbon cutting, too.”

After lunch, entertainment will be provided by several schools and individuals.

“We’ve got a really nice day planned and quite a few good shows for entertainment,” Lyle said.

Argillite Elementary School will sing the “Star Spangled Banner,” the Raceland-Worthington High School chorus, directed by Tom Stephens, will sing and Greenup County High School’s national championship winning dance team will perform.

Lyle said many dignitaries including Greenup County judge-executive Bobby Carpenter, Rep. Tanya Pullin and Rep. Charlie Borders, Commissioner of the Park Jerry Miller and Secretary of Commerce George Ward will attend in addition to the governor.

“We are very excited to get this amphitheater up and running with all sorts of cultural arts shows scheduled,” Lyle said. “And we are very grateful for the support we are getting from the community, our local officials and from the state as well.”

To conclude the day’s events, musicians Jay Flippin and Tom Stephens will accompany Anne Stephens, RWHS cultural arts director, and Cora Hughes, Greenup County’s fine arts extension agent, will perform a most fitting rendition of “Everything’s coming up Roses.”

“The song the group is singing is exactly the feeling we have about what has been accomplished here,” Lyle said.

Visitors to the amphitheater, near the park’s community pool, can bring lawn chairs and blankets. The amphitheater includes restrooms, concessions, dressing rooms and a covered stage.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup has a lodge, Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, campground, gift shop and 23 miles of hiking trails.

For more information about the park, call (800) 325-0083 or visit parks.ky.gov.

Trending Video

Recommended for you