PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano has pulled the plug on its annual Suburbia Music Festival that takes place at Oak Point Park. Its promoter, Live Nation has opted out of its contract with the city for next year’s event.
“We’re disappointed that Live Nation is pulling out but maybe there are opportunities to work for them in the future or another promoter,” said Plano Parks and Rec Director, Amy Fortenberry.
The popular festival attracted 20,000 people last May. Music fans like Nick Marinelli, thought it was cool and close to home.
“It’s great. Who doesn’t like live concerts you know,” asked Marinelli.
Apparently not enough people liked the Suburbia Music Festival since it drew a crowd half the size as anticipated by promoters. There were also concerns about parking and nearby residents complained about noise and traffic.
But a city spokesperson said they considered it a success and will look for another promoter to continue the event.
Plano invested $500,000 into the festival.
Live Nation owns the rights to Suburbia’s name, so if the music fest wants to continue, it will have to rebrand.
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