JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Silencing the performance stage at Metro Park caused a heated debate at the City
Council meeting Tuesday night.
After hearing several hours' worth of public comment City Council passed an
emergency bill that will waive the sound ordinance and fines for the
Jacksonville Boat Show, Welcome to Rockville and Funk Fest.
Danny Hayes, a concert promoter with Welcome to Rockville, said the last
minute vote helps but they need a long term solution.
"I've been here 6 times this year that's enough, I'll be here for our
events but it's up to the council to do the right thing. If they want our
business we're happy to be here, if they don't want our business then all they
have to do is not give us a solution and we'll know the answer," said
Councilman Don Redman said he hears numerous complaints that concerts in
Metro Park are too loud.
The temporary waiver means Councilman Redman will be moving forward with
monitoring the sound levels at both Welcome to Rockville and Funk Fest.
First Coast News