Arizona’s Mesa Amphitheatre, Once-Hot Concert Venue, Now a Hot Mess

Revenues plummeted by 85% over the past four seasons, with the number of bookings (mostly rock acts) falling from 23 to three. The performers’ backstage area isn’t even air-conditioned. Part of the problem seems to be that the Amphitheatre is run by Mesa’s parks department rather than its arts and cultural department, which runs the city’s four-theater fine arts center.

Source: Arizona Republic (Phoenix) 02/23/11