Decision pushed back on big-time music festivals in St. Louis

Decision pushed back on big-time music festivals in St. Louis

Decision pushed back on big-time music festivals in St. Louis

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by KMOV.com staff and Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 6:40 AM

ST. LOUIS – A committee on the St. Louis Board of Alderman has pushed off a vote that could bring big-time music festivals to the city over both the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the board of alderman’s tourism committee made the decision Thursday while considering a bill giving Summer Rocks LLC exclusive access for 20 years to parts of the downtown Gateway Mall.

The committee said it needs more time to look at all the details before making a decision.

Summer Rocks is owned by the Los Angeles talent agency ICM Partners, which arranges talent for events that include major music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.

City leaders say the St. Louis events would be on that same scale. ICM’s local contact, Stephen Stogel, says the Memorial Day show would focus on country music, the Labor Day event on rock. He declined to list performers until agreements are reached.

The events would begin in 2015.

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