Its stage dark for two years, the Robin Hood Dell East will reopen July 12 with a summer concert series.

The venerable amphitheater closed in 2008 for major renovations. Members of City Council contributed $1.27 million toward the $6 million restoration. The Family of Dell East raised $2.5 million, and the state added $1.7 million.

The eight-week music fest will feature such performers as Heads of State with Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, and Bobby Brown, Teena Marie, the Whispers, and Brian McKnight.

The box office opens Monday. For more information, visit delleast.org. - Kia Gregory