Would a new stage draw more concerts to Lansing?  Local leaders say upgrades to Adado Riverfront Park could do just that.

According to the Lansing State Journal, a proposal would add a permanent covered stage to the area of the park near Grand Avenue and East Shiawassee Street.

The lawn in front of the stage would have capacity for 15,000 people.  Adado Park already hosts several music festivals, including Common Ground and Prime.  Those events use temporary stages.

Mark King, a concert promoter and marketing director for NKE Worldwide, said the lack of a permanent stage is a hindrance, because it takes time and money to set up tents and take them down again.