Parks and Recreation
555 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
About the Amphitheater
The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater is located in Riverfront Park, Salem's premier downtown venue for outdoor events. The new Amphitheater was completed in 2021 as a joint project by the City of Salem and the Rotary Club of Salem. The $4 million outdoor amphitheater and associated $3.7 million set of improvements in the surrounding section of Riverfront Park has created a unique amphitheater design with seating capacity of 3,000-3,500 and includes a covered stage, an acre of contoured lawn, and a plaza equipped with power and water for up to 14 vendors.
Salem's 23-acre Riverfront Park features a carousel, splash fountain, pavilion, river access, the A.C. Gilbert House and Children's Museum, and walking bridges to two neighboring parks.
The Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater is named in honor of Gerry Frank for his more than 60 years of Rotary service and his lifetime of service to Oregonians.
Does the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater have accessible parking and seating?
There is accessible parking in the south parking lot of Riverfront Park. All parking areas are clearly marked.
There is accessible seating area available to all guests. About halfway back in the turf seating area there is a 10-foot wide concrete path that forms an arc facing the stage. This path is accessible from either side of the seating area and includes spaces for viewers needing accommodations to stand or sit.
How big is the stage of the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater?
Deck Dimensions: 60 feet wide and 40 feet deep
Deck Area: 2,400 square feet
This is the minimum area. Rigging points in the structure are provided for the 60' x 40' area but other areas outside of this perimeter could be used for performances, which means the overall useable area could be larger.
How big is the viewing area of the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater?
The total area available for viewers is approximately one acre, or 44,000 square feet.
The grass area immediately in front of the stage is relatively flat and makes up about one-third of the total viewing area. Beyond this, the remaining two-thirds of the viewing area consists of an ascending sloped turf.