Vetter Stone Amphitheater



Welcome to the Vetter Stone Amphitheater

The Vetter Stone Amphitheater will celebrate the heritage and culture of greater Mankato by providing recreational and cultural opportunities along the banks of the Minnesota River.

Vetter Stone Amphitheater was named a top outdoor stage for concert goers in or near the Twin Cities. The Vetter Stone Amphitheater was recently ranked fourth in a top 10 outdoor venue listing by Star Tribune. The review complimented the amphitheater's tiered limestone slab seating, grass lawn and the location of its beer and food tents. Also cited was the stage's theater-quality, woodsy setting and proximity to Mankato’s historic downtown.

From the founding of Mankato in 1852 to today, this area on the bank of the Minnesota River has served as the birthplace of industrial and commercial development in Mankato.  By the turn of the last century, Mankato saw increased industrial expansion that included large manufacturing plants like foundries, flour mills, knitting mills, quarries, a bottling plant, breweries, tractor and farm equipment plants, a meat processing plant and the famous carp packing plant. Steamboat and railroad transportation allowed the convergence of manufacturing, technology and distribution, not only for Mankato but for the world. This area also served as the hub for power - electricity, gas and oil distribution - for the community; as well as a retail marketplace for the greater Mankato area.

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