An effort to renovate, and upgrade a more than four decade old outdoor amphitheater on the Central Coast got a big boost, with a $100,000 pledge from the Chumash Tribe.
The Solvang Festival Theater opened in 1974. The 700 seat theater is one of the homes of the PCPA, the Pacific Conservatory Theater.
Over the last 45 years, more than 3100 performances have taken place at the theater, but time has caught up with it, leaving it need of renovations and upgrades.
The goal is to raise $4.7 million dollars. The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians pledged to match up to $100,000 in contributions.