Photo credit: Liam Doran courtsey of Breck Create.
The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge is celebrating thirty years of hosting world-class musicians, rock ‘n’ roll bands, wedding parties, nonprofits, politician, filmmakers, community members and the National Repertory Orchestra.
The central location in town has made the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge a successful event space.
In the early 1990s, the Blue River Restoration Project helped beautify and restore the section of the Blue River that runs through downtown Breckenridge. At this same time, the then-Keystone headquartered National Repertory Orchestra was searching for a new home.
The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge emerged in 1993 featuring seating for over 750 patrons, an outdoor terrace, plenty of facilities for performers and office staff. The space featured a temporary tent that was maintained by local volunteers.
Raising the Roof
It was perfect timing for the temporary tent in the center of Breckenridge to become a permanent venue that served a variety of purposes.
In 2006, it was determined that the temporary tent that was taken down and put up each spring and fall needed to be replaced due to normal “wear and tear”.
A public and private collaborative partnership raised over $1 million in private funds to replace the temporary tent with a permanent structure. The town of Breckenridge provided the remaining $4 million in funds required to complete the project.
Constructing the permanent structure significantly enhanced the cultural offerings of the space.
Celebrating Three Decades
The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge is celebrating its thirtieth summer of hosting events. The center has continuously improved the facilities. The improvements are intended to enhance the audience experience and offer residents and visitors of Breckenridge something special in the mountains.
The Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge will host several concerts in the coming weeks. The calendar can be viewed at breckcreate.org.