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AMP tent unsalvageable

Posted: July 13, 2012 at 4:31 p.m.

The AMP’s main tent rests on chairs Monday after a storm blew it down Saturday.

— The main tent surrounding the Arkansas Music Pavilion is unsalvageable after last weekend’s storm, and AMP officials are unsure if a new tent will be set up for the rest of this season’s concerts.

The Walton Arts Center purchased the tent, seats and fencing last February for $300,000, said Beth Goodwin, public relations manager for the center.

Although insurance adjusters were on site assessing the damage earlier this week, it’s still unclear how much of the damage insurance will cover. About 50 chairs and part of the stage were also damaged by the storm.

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Unsalvageable for its original purpose perhaps but I hope they don't just haul all that fabric off to the landfill. Surely a local manufacturer of awnings, canopies or teepees could repurpose it. Any takers out there?

Posted by: FayFan

July 14, 2012 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )