After concerns with a few Edgefest performers using vulgar language during past concerts and the possibility of an event being canceled, Storm Lake Public Safety Director Mark Prosser told the city council Monday that bands were talked to about the problem and the '08 show was a success.
Plans are in the works for Edgefest 2009. Edgefest is a public, non-profit fudraiser alrernative rock concert. This year's event will be held May 16 in Sunset Park, again presented by KBVU, 97.5 THE EDGE. All proceeds from gate sales will go to benefit non-profit organizations. In previous years the event has raised nearly $15,000. Last spring's Edgefest raised $2,500, despite being moved indoors due to inclement weather; proceeds were given to the American Cancer Society, Faith, Hope and Charity and Dollars for Scholars.
The City approved a number of requests Monday night including a noise variance between the hours of noon and midnight for the concert, permission to close a portion of West Lakeshore Drive from College Street to Ontario Street from 3 p.m. to midnight, and public safety support staff.
Prosser said he didn't anticipate any parking congestion and says in the past many of the event goers have been young students who were not driving to the event and were dropped off by a parent.