TO: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board CommissionersFROM: Don Siggelkow, Assistant Superintendent for Development ServicesDATE: October 5, 2011SUBJECT: Resolution to Give Preliminary Approval to a Festival to be produced at ParadeStadium by First Avenue in 2012 Subject to Final Approval of the FestivalAgreement
First Avenue submitted a proposal to have a festival at Parade Stadium in 2012. Staffdiscussed the proposal with First Avenue and requested that they meet with the Lowry HillNeighborhood Association to discuss the concept. The proposal was discussed with the LowryHill Neighborhood Association and they have given unanimous approval to the festival to beheld at Parade Stadium conditioned on a requirement to work with an ad hoc group from thecommunity on the planning details.In order to get the talent booked for a 2012 event, staff is asking that the Board give preliminaryapproval to the festival for 2012 contingent on final review and approval of a festival agreementat the November 16, 2011 Board meeting. This will allow First Avenue to move ahead on theirbookings while we negotiate the terms for an agreement.Representatives from First Avenue will be present to provide a presentation on the festival.
Staff recommends that the Board give preliminary approval to a Festival to be produced atParade Stadium by First Avenue in 2012 subject to final Board approval of the agreement
Previous Board Actions
Legal Counsel will review the final agreement with First Avenue that will be brought to the Boardon November 16, 2011.