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

Fundraiser says he has not heard from Good and New charity over ‘refund’

first_imgA request by a man who raised thousands for the Good and New Cancer charity in Letterkenny has still not been responded to.Creeslough man, Jimmy Carroll had requested the return of his of his donation of €3022.74 but this has not yet been acknowledged, he confirmed this week.On yesterday, Mr. Carroll reiterated his claim that he never got any receipt from Good and New and the company never sought his postal address to issue any other correspondence to him. In his registered correspondence to the Good and New Directors, Mr. Carroll wrote: I am officially seeking the return of my cheque for the sum of €3022.74 made to you on May 18th 2015.“I ask that this money is refunded within seven days. When I raised this money I was informed that the cancer bus was six weeks away from going off the road to Galway unless urgent funds were found to run it….“I’ve been informed that you received €815,000 in 2016/17 alone and I am totally shocked that your financial status was not made public after your annual meetings each year.“I have raised monies for many worthwhile charities and intend to carry on my work. “I wish you to know that I feel angry, compromised and belittled with the news that you had so much money in your bank account and feel that I was used to raise money for your charity when many other worthwhile charities, short of vital resources in Creeslough and elsewhere could have used the money to the benefit of their voluntary works.“Please return my money to ensure that my integrity is protected and that I do not feel compromised when I next seek to raise money for charity into the future.“I also note with alarm that you said to a local media source that you sent me a letter of acknowledgement for my donation.“Please correct the record: I never requested a letter of acknowledgement: only a receipt which I never received. I now ask that you issue a clarification to that effect.“I also wish to state that I am not in receipt of any letter of acknowledgement and you earliest co-operation in this error along with the return of my cheque is urgently awaited.” The public relations company representing Good and New told the Tirconaill Tribune :“The comment from the Volunteers of the Good and New Charity to your most recent questions is as follows: “As stated last week to the Tirconaill Tribune, we are making no further comment through the media on this matter”.In response an earlier query about the return of Mr. Carroll’s donation, the Good and New response dated Feb.28 said: “The volunteers of the Good and New Charity issued Mr Carroll with an acknowledgment for his donation, see attached. We would ask that this is published as part of the article. This donation was made almost three years ago and has been used in the course of the running of the Cancer Charity Bus since May 2015.  We are not in a position to make further comment on this through the media”.“We rejected this response on the basis that the content was ‘advertorial’ and Mr. Carroll’s claim was that he did not get a receipt for the donation and the issue of a letter of acknowledgement never arose.”Fundraiser says he has not heard from Good and New charity over ‘refund’ was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charitydonegalGod and NewJimmy Carrolllast_img read more