Vandaveer Ranch neighbors invited to a discussion of the potential music festival in August 2015

The City of Salida invites all neighbors of Vandaveer Ranch to an informational meeting regarding the potential music festival that will occur on Vandaveer Ranch August 21-22, 2015. The meeting will be held Monday, December 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave.

The meeting will present the size and scope of the festival and potential concerns of the neighbors including noise and traffic impacts. Plans for the one-time event will be discussed, as well as potential negative and positive impacts of the festival. Comments and concerns regarding the festival will be taken via written forms available at the meeting and passed onto City Council, affected staff and the Madison House Presents team.

Additionally, a decision is expected regarding a use agreement for the Vandaveer Ranch property for the festival at the January 6, 2015 City Council meeting.

Background:

In October 2014 the City was approached by Madison House Presents, a subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group, about the possibility of hosting a large music festival in August 2015.  The festival would potentially draw 30,000 to 35,000 visitors to Salida over the weekend of August 21-22, 2015 and would be held primarily on the Vandaveer Ranch property.

In light of the fact that this is a busy time of year and this meeting is occurring over the holidays we want to assure everyone that this meeting is not the only time that information regarding the proposed event will be available. We completely understand if you are unable to make this meeting. We encourage you to contact us anytime for more information. Please contact Dara MacDonald at 719-530-2629 or by email at dara.macdonald@cityofsalida.com or Emily Katsimpalis at 719-530-2628 or by email at Emily.katsimpalis@cityofsalida.com for questions and concerns.