Clint Black concert, the first planned for new amphitheater, heads inside because of forecast
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The first performance at Des Moines' new amphitheater will have to wait.
The forecast for potentially severe weather Saturday night prompted organizers to move Clint Black's scheduled show at Water Works Park's $13 million Lauridsen Amphitheater indoors, to 7 Flags Events Center in Clive.
The show — part of the Big Country Bash, which is taking place over the course of several dates this summer — will honor all purchased tickets, according to a Facebook post. Tickets are still on sale at firstfleetconcerts.com and at the door for the 7 p.m. concert.
Storms are a threat just as with any outdoor venue in the area. The amphitheater also dealt with Raccoon River flooding during the spring. Low-lying Water Works Park frequently sees excess water, but the park foundation chose to construct the amphitheater at a spot that's higher than most others in the park.