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

Temporary PBC Elections Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

first_imgSartory Link explains that so far, no one else on the staff is having symptoms. In addition, the office has undergone a thorough cleaning and disinfecting.Last March, Supervisor of Elections offices across the state were stocked with hand sanitizer, extra soap and disinfectant wipes, in an effort to keep voters and poll workers safe during the voting process.Despite the preparations and precautions, Sartory Link continues to encourage voters to consider requesting a vote-by-mail ballot. The employee no longer works at the office. His last day was on Tuesday and he left on Wednesday as soon as he arrived, according to Sartory Link.She adds that the entire department and anyone else who came into contact with the infected individual was sent home to work and will be tested before returning to the office.Your Vote – Your Choice. There are 3 ways to vote in Palm Beach County! Vote by mail, vote during Early Voting, or vote on Election Day! Information about each way to vote and updating your registration can be found on our website #BeElectionReady— Wendy Sartory Link, PBC Supervisor of Elections (@pbcelections) June 22, 2020 A seasonal employee at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office has tested positive for COVID-19, Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link said over the weekend.last_img read more