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

Art at the Rock: Online

first_imgArtists participating in November’s Art at the Rock will be selling their wares through an online preview auction for the benefit of Georgia 4-H. “For the first time, we are offering an online auction of items some of our artists have selected to sell in advance of the show,” says Tina Maddox Owen, coordinator of Art at the Rock. “The artists select the piece and set the asking price. Whatever the final bid is above the asking price goes to support 4-H projects in Georgia.” Paintings, pottery, jewelry, hand-woven rugs and other artworks are on view at This online auction will run through Nov. 20.These online, pre-show artists as well as many others working in paint, clay, glass, metal, fiber and other media will converge on Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatonton, Georgia, Nov. 22-23 for the sixth annual Art at the Rock. This juried art show, sale and marketplace attracts around 75 artists and about 1,000 visitors each year. The show and sale will be on display in the Senior Pavilion. Music, food and the outdoor marketplace of locally grown and made products will round out the experience. This 4-H center is known for its peaceful setting among the whispering pines and the Rock Eagle effigy mound. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. Come early to enjoy the famous Rock Eagle Sunday Brunch. For more information about the auction and Art at the Rock, contact Tina Maddox Owen at (706) 484-2873, [email protected] or go to read more

S. Korea discusses coronavirus with China, Japan; plans to quarantine Europe entries

first_img“I think the three countries need to work together to contain the spread of the coronavirus and minimize any resulting reduction on exchanges and cooperation between the peoples, as well as its economic and social impact.”Stronger border controls and a sharp cut in flights are taking a toll on exchanges between the three neighbors, adding to historical and territorial tensions that have often overshadowed their diplomatic and economic ties.Earlier this month, Seoul suspended visas and visa waivers for Japan in a tit-for-tat move to Tokyo’s own travel restrictions on Koreans, as fears over the coronavirus triggered a fresh feud.Both China, where the flu-like virus first emerged, and South Korea, which suffered Asia’s outbreak outside China, have seen a downward trend in locally transmitted infections. 14-say quarantine for EuropeThe Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 87 new coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the total national infections to 8,652.The daily tally for new infections has been trending downward over the past week, despite a slight uptick on Thursday as small-scale outbreaks continued to emerge across the country. South Korea’s death toll stood unchanged at 94.Of the new cases, 34 were from the hardest-hit city of Daegu where dozens of patients at several nursing homes have tested positive for the virus this week, the KCDC data showed.South Korea’s government said on Tuesday it will conduct a coronavirus check on all travellers from Europe and impose a two-week mandatory quarantine for those who will stay for a long term, starting Sunday.”This is the toughest step we could take without banning entries from Europe, where the virus is spreading at an unexpected speed,” Yoon Tae-ho, director-general for public health policy at the health ministry, told a briefing.”We’re also closely monitoring developments in the United States where the rate of the transmission has been increasing over the last few days.”The move came a day after tighter border checks took effect for all people arriving from overseas.South Korea has established special entry procedures for visitors from hard-hit countries like China, Italy and Iran, requiring them to sign up by a smartphone application to track whether they have any symptoms such as fever.As of Thursday, there were 79 cases involving infected people who had recently arrived in the country, up from 44 recorded on Sunday. Most of them were South Koreans, 27 came from Europe, 16 from China, and 12 from other Asian countries, according to the KCDC. The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan held a video conference on Friday to discuss cooperation on the coronavirus pandemic amid growing concern over the number of infected people arriving in their countries from overseas.The ministers shared information on the outbreaks in their countries and explored ways to prevent the further spread of the virus while maintaining economic and people-to-people exchanges, Seoul officials said.”This issue has a direct impact on the lives of the three nations’ citizens”, South Korean minister Kang Kyung-wha said as the meeting kicked off.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Spencer makes rare Dundalk visit

first_img The Champs Elysees half-brother to Lolly For Dolly carries the colours of Spencer’s retainer, Qatar Racing, and sees him team up with another former champion Flat jockey as the colt is trained by Johnny Murtagh. The Dundalk Stadium – Light Up Your Night Median Auction Maiden looks a competitive event despite just six going to post, and Paul Deegan is hopeful of a big show from Bint Dandy who shaped well over this mile on her debut last month. Jamie Spencer has been a rare enough visitor to Ireland in recent years but the former champion makes a welcome trip to the Polytrack at Dundalk for just one ride on newcomer Jocular. Deegan said, “She ran a nice race first time out. She is not overly big but seems to have come forward a lot for the run, and goes there with a chance. “I think a mile is her trip, although that’s not to say she won’t get further in time. She has sharpened up for the initial experience, and we will learn more from this run.” Michael Halford is always to be feared at Dundalk, and he sends out the more experienced Camakasi. Conor Hoban’s mount progressed nicely in five maiden outings last year, and should appreciate this step up in trip. Halford is typically well-represented on the seven-race card, particularly in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk Race & Stay Package Handicap. The ultra-consistent Political Policy is joined by stablemate Mezogiorno in this three-year-old handicap, and the former is closely matched with Murtagh’s Fix It on running here a fortnight ago. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more