Saturday's free grand opening concert at the new Wolf Creek Amphitheater cost the county about $107,200, most of it for booking acts, according to Fulton Arts Council interim Director Michael Simanga. Headliner India Arie cost $49,000 and sound, lights, rigging, crew, equipment and catering totaled about $32,000. The money came out of the arts budget.
The amphitheater is expected to give an economic boost to south Fulton, and county officials plan to recoup costs through concert bookings. Simanga said Saturday's event helped get word out about the venue's viability.
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