Saturday, June 1, 2013

Northerly Island Concert Venue Construction Delayed

Image from WBEZ
Big changes are in store of Northerly Island, but apparently it's going slower than anticipated given our inclement weather (via DNAinfo):
Headaches caused by recent heavy rain in Chicago didn't end with flooded basements and citywide power outages: The weather also forced the Northerly Island music venue's first post-renovation concert to be relocated. 
Dispatch, scheduled to play the former Charter One Pavilion Saturday, announced via Twitter and Facebook late Wednesday that its show would be relocated to UIC Pavilion after reps from Charter One warned that "their winter renovations wouldn't be completed in time for this Saturday's show."
While we're sorry for Dispatch fans who were hoping for a show under the stars, lucky for Live Nation (the venues operators) there aren't 22,000+ fans going to the concert and it could be easily relocated to UIC.

However, they better get their act together because when Jimmy Buffet and his parrot heads invade in late June they'll need the new venue open.  And we can't even imagine what would happen if the Phish fanatics have to be relocated...YIKES!

If that's not an interesting enough story for you, then we suggest checking out this gem from WBEZ and suspicion about the bidding process for the Northely Island concert venue.  Shady Chicago?

No comments: