Town of Lexington wins 2017 MASC Municipal Achievement Award
Lexington, SC - The Town of Lexington received a 2017 Municipal Achievement Award for our Icehouse Amphitheater. Officials accepted the award during the Municipal Association of South Carolina's Annual Meeting in July.
Rapid growth posed a dilemma in the Town of Lexington. In 2010, the fourth-fastest growing municipality in South Carolina had already grown 83 percent since 2000 and was projected to grow another 80 percent in the coming decade. Town leaders implemented our Vision Plan in 2012 to preserve Lexington's small-town charm and quality of life.
The Vision Plan proposed improvements to the town intended to attract newcomers, foster new economic development and improve quality of life for current residents. One of the primary goals in the Vision Plan was to create an outdoor entertainment venue.
The town reached its goal with the opening of the 900-seat Icehouse Amphitheater in the heart of Lexington. The venue's first free concert, featuring the Root Doctors, was held in October of 2016.
The new venue is building community by encouraging "feet on the street" and connecting traffic to Lexington Square Park, Virginia Hylton Park, the Lexington Municipal Complex and the Palmetto Collegiate Institute. Icehouse Amphitheater events give residents a centralized meeting place, while providing a safe, family-fun environment.
For more information on the Icehouse Amphitheater or for a full list of events, visit www.icehouseamphtiheater.com.