On the agenda: Festival season’s upon us

05.13.2008 by AndrĂ© Natta · → 4 Comments

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This morning’s council agenda reminds us that the festival season is already here. Two items on the agenda cover two of Birmingham’s more popular festivals. Item 21 is on consent (and hopefully it stays there) and provides the Function at Tuxedo Junction Jazz Festival $27,000 for its 2008 edition in Erskine Hawkins Park in the city’s Ensley community. Item 26 is also on consent and amends the contract between the city and the organization responsible for City Stages, increasing the amount received by the festival from $200,000 t0 $700,000.

Item 66 should be an opportunity to remind people about this Friday’s Relay for Life of Urban Birmingham being held at Legion Field. BTW, it goes from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and there’s still time to give.

There are also items that call for a feasibility study to determine a location for the proposed Negro League Baseball Association Museum (item 33 – there is already a nationally designated Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO); as well as one (item 27 – also on consent) that could lead to some interesting discussion considering one of the stories in today’s Birmingham News.

Check out the agenda and the online broadcast of the meeting on the city’s website.

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Andre
Andre

Did some checking before we posted this response and City Stages itself is a non-profit organization. The company that they've hired to help book acts for this year, AC Entertainment, is a for-profit company.

Andre Natta
Andre Natta

Did some checking before we posted this response and City Stages itself is a non-profit organization. The company that they've hired to help book acts for this year, AC Entertainment, is a for-profit company.

3choBoomer
3choBoomer

$700k!!! to a FOR PROFIT company!??!??? The city would probably get a better return if they put that money into Barber's Motorsports park to help them bring a MotoGP or Indy race here....

3choBoomer
3choBoomer

$700k!!! to a FOR PROFIT company!??!??? The city would probably get a better return if they put that money into Barber's Motorsports park to help them bring a MotoGP or Indy race here....