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Free concert at City Hall Park in Burlington postponed after security concerns

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PROVIDE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE. A FREE CONCERT SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY IN DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON IS NOW “OFF” – CANCELED DUE TO AN INCREASED EXPECTED CROWD SIZE AND SAFETY CONCERNS. LATE TODAY, BURLINGTON CITY ARTS SAID THE CONCERT AT CITY HALL PARK WILL BE POSTPONED SOON TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION. TWO OF THE ARTISTS TO PERFORM – ’99 NEIGHBOURS’ AND ‘NORTH AVENUE JAX’ ARE GAINING POPULARITY – AND ARE EXPECTED TO ATTRACT WAY OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE… TRIPLE THE ORIGIN

Free concert at City Hall Park in Burlington postponed after security concerns

A free concert originally scheduled for October 7 in City Hall Park was postponed after an expected surge in attendance raised concerns among organizers that the event could be unsafe. Burlington City Arts announced the concert will be postponed on Wednesday, as organizers now expect more than 1,000 people to pack into City Hall Park for the show. Originally only 300 people were expected, but the rise in popularity of some of the local bands on the lineup such as Burlington-based musical group 99 Neighbors and former Burlington High school basketball player and rapper North Ave Jax led organizers to believe attendance would be far more than security and the Burlington Police Department can handle. , there is no way to control the crowd and adequately ensure the safety of those performing or attending,” BCA festival and event director Zach Williamson said in a statement. . “With these concerns, we do not believe this show is suitable for the City Hall Park venue.” Burlington City Arts and local promoter, Love, Kelly, are working to find a new venue for the event and will announce a new date when it is available.

A free concert originally scheduled for October 7 in City Hall Park was postponed after an expected surge in attendance raised concerns among organizers that the event could be unsafe.

Burlington City Arts said the concert will be postponed on Wednesday as organizers now expect more than 1,000 people to gather in City Hall Park for the show.

Originally only 300 people were expected, but the rise in popularity of some of the local bands on the lineup, such as the Burlington-based musical group 99 Neighbors and the former Burlington basketball player and rapper High School, North Ave Jax, led organizers to believe that attendance would be far more than security and the Burlington Police Department can handle.

“When you have two very popular artists doing a free show in a small park with no perimeter, there is no way to control the crowd and adequately ensure the safety of those performing or attending” , BCA festival and event director Zach Williamson said in a statement.With these concerns, we do not believe this show is suitable for the City Hall Park venue.

Burlington City Arts and local promoter, Love, Kelly, are working to find a new venue for the event and will announce a new date when available.