SALISBURY, Md. - After months of hard work and planning, Salisbury leaders came together with Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Ben Cardin on Friday for the groundbreaking of the Salisbury Riverwalk Ampitheater.
The Ampitheater will showcase the National Folk Festival for the next three years. That festival is expected to bring close to 200,000 people into Salisbury this September.
The President of Delmarva Veteran Builders, Chris Eccleston, says he believes the ampitheater will do more than just benefit the folk festival, he believes it will immensely benefit Salisbury as a whole, and he is glad Maryland legislators and Governor Larry Hogan agreed to fund the project.
Eccleston said, "We had some budget constraints, but we were able to work through that and I think it's going to be a really unique design and it's going to be great for downtown and we're super excited about it and it's going to really be an added value to the downtown area."
We're told construction on the ampitheater is set to begin in March.
Both Maryland Senators say they plan on coming back to attend the folk festival in September.