Bonnaroo Wants To Expand To Four Annual Events

first_imgDuring a speech in front of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, AC Entertainment‘s vice president for community relations Jeff Cuellar discussed the property that Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been held on since its inception being used as a multi-purpose festival and special events site, with multiple events being held on the property each year.While Cuellar’s speech received an initial positive reaction with a standing ovation, there will be several major hurdles that need to be faced before this idea can come to fruition. While the Great Stage Farm has received million of dollars in infrastructure upgrades, there is still more work to be done, particularly in the area of water and sewage.Pearl Jam Brings Neil Young, Pink Floyd Covers To Bonnaroo Headlining SetAccording to The Tennessean, when looking at the current deal between the festival and the city, “Bonnaroo pays a flat $30,000 payment each year in addition to $3 on each ticket sold, which has pumped around $280,000 annually into Coffee County’s coffers. Bonnaroo also covers the cost of overtime pay for Coffee County and Manchester law enforcement and public safety officers.” Bonnaroo officials and controlling partner Live Nation will seek to have the structure of that deal changed moving forward, so some of that money goes towards future upgrades.Cuellar went on to say, ““Our grand vision for Great Stage Park is not yet complete, and there is still plenty of work to do to the site in order to create the kind of infrastructure overhaul to allow for a diversity of events to take place on the site….That’s right — Bonnaroo is just one of a series of annual events that we’d like to host at Great  Stage Park. It is not unreasonable to think that we could be hosting two, three, four events (at the Bonnaroo site) annually by 2020.”A study of the 2012 event showed that the festival generated $51 million in economic impact and $36 million in direct spending for the local Coffee County areas, especially Manchester, which boasts a year-round population of 10,000. And with more events, that brings in more tax dollars and spending for the community. We’ll see how this all pans out in the end.[via The Tennessean]last_img read more

Nussle: Time for CUs to ‘lean into’ principles of DEI

first_imgClockwise, from top left: NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, World Council of Credit Unions Corporate Communications Manager Greg Neumann and World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch. continue reading » CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle joined NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Bran Branch Monday afternoon for a discussion on the credit union role in inclusion, justice and advocacy, as well as how the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) can be used to reach underserved communities.Nussle said DEI is in credit unions’ DNA, as they were founded to provide financial services to those left outside the system.“Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a part of what we’ve done organically from the beginning. But a conversation we started having years ago was how to make it more than something organic to our movement. How do we lean into it?” Nussle said. “It’s a fair question to ask ourselves: can we do more? And we can.”Nussle added that it runs even deeper for credit unions.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Confirmed: Wakaso returns to starting line-up against Burkina

first_imgKwesi Appiah makes just one change to his starting team from the previous game as Ghana meets Burkina Faso in the semi-finals at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.Mubarak Wakaso, who came off the bench to score two second-half goals in the last game starts ahead of Albert Adomah in Wednesday’s last-four clash.The game will kick off at the Mbombela Stadium at 18:30 GMT in Nelspruit.A win for the Black Stars will see them make a second final appearance in three years where they will play either Nigeria or Mali.Ghana line up: Fatau Dauda, John Paintsil, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah, Rabiu Mohammed, Christian Atsu, Agyemang Badu, Asamoah Gyan, Mubarak Wakaso, Kwadwo Asamoahlast_img read more