Amp Up the Arts
On August 11, The New Albany Community Foundation hosted its second annual Amp Up the Arts Benefit for the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater in New Albany. More than 300 patrons attended this year’s benefit featuring Tony and Grammy Award Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, originator of the role of Angelica Schuyler in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton. Proceeds from Amp Up the Arts help underwrite the Performance Series, Family Flicks and other amphitheater programming presented by The New Albany Community Foundation.
This year has seen the first full season of programming at The Hinson Amphitheater, which opened and was dedicated on August 31, 2021. So far this summer The Foundation has presented The Kat & Dave Show (Katharine McPhee and David Foster) and The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, as well as Free Family Flicks such as Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and A Bug’s Life.
Sponsors of the event included Gilbane Building Company, New Albany Company, American Electric Power Foundation, Nth Degree Companies (Jeff Ramm & Neal Hauschild), and anonymous donors. For more information about programming at the Hinson Amphitheater, visit newalbanyfoundation.org. Photos by James DeCamp.