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Is the Fort Reno concert series coming back this summer? I haven’t been able to find any information on a 2015 lineup. It would be a bummer if it didn’t happen this year, especially after it was almost cancelled last year but saved by popular demand. Thanks!”
From Fort Reno’s concert series website:
“What we’ve got
21 bands who want to play
folks eager to volunteer to make it happen
What we don’t have
a permit from National Park Service
money to make it happen
What we need
Last year’s change in procedure from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police EMPTIED (and then some) our piggy bank.
NPS and USPP have informed me that once again we will have to pay for police presence. I shudder at having to write that because it makes the concert series appear like an unsafe environment – something it definitely is not. I had hoped that our peaceful series in 2014 would have changed minds, or that I could – but alas, here we are.
This all being said, please GIVE WHAT YOU CAN to help us have another summer of music in the park.
You can use our fiscal sponsor The Washington Peace Center’s PayPal and indicate that the donation is for the Fort Reno Concert Series.