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Rincon OKs country-music festival

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POSTED: April 24, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Rincon City Council members recently cleared the way for a country music festival at Freedom Park in August, but they still have to finalize fees and policies for the venue.
Council members tabled action on proposed fees and policies at their last meeting before agreeing to David Redwine’s request to hold an all-day country music festival Aug. 23.
Tickets will be $20 per person, and Redwine said he will have between 3,000 and 5,000 tickets printed. Gaffney’s restaurant is helping to bring in the headliner, One Night Rodeo, Redwine added.
He also said there will not be alcohol for sale at the event.
“I want it to be more family-oriented,” he told council members.
There will be food and beverage vendors on site, and the event is scheduled to run from noon-10 p.m. Redwine also wants to bring in a second stage for acts. That stage will have to be checked and certified by the city’s building and zoning department.
City public works director Tim Bowles said there is power at the main stage, and Redwine would need an electrician to make sure it could handle the load he needs for the bands and performers.
Redwine is being charged $1,350 to use Freedom Park for the day, and he also will need to work out particulars with the city staff and attorney, especially for security.

 

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