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Grizzly Fest with Snoop Dogg approved by Fresno City Council

Snoop Dog will perform at Grizzly Fest 2018 in Woodward Park

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Grizzly Fest with Snoop Dogg approved by Fresno City Council

Despite homeowner concerns, Fresno City Council enters into an agreement with promoters approving the two day festival at Woodward Park.

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Grizzly Fest will be held at Woodward Park on May 18 and 19, 2018 despite concerns expressed from homeowners surrounding the Park.

The Fresno City Council voted 5-2 (Councilmembers Garry Bredefeld and Steve Brandau voting against) on Thursday night to enter into an agreement with Aren Hekimian, CEO of IAN Group LLC which will allow an exception from Fresno City’s standard noise ordinance of 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

The two-day festival with headliner Snoop Dogg is expected to draw 20,000 people, which may include 8,000 “out of towners.” IAN Group has worked closely with the City of Fresno to address all concerns ranging from noise level to parking. The Ian Group is trying to reach an agreement to have 1,000 UBER drivers available and provide shuttles free of cost.

What if the “amplified sound” does not stop at the time proposed of 11:30 PM? The penalties that could ensue are as follows:

  • $1,000 penalty for each minute or fraction thereof in breach from 11:30 PM to 11:40 PM
  • $10,000 for each minute or fraction thereof in breach from 11:40 PM to 12:00 AM
  • $100,000 for each minute or fraction thereof in breach after 12:00 AM.

Expressing no interest in paying penalty fees, the IAN Group reassured concerned residents the event will end at 11:00 PM with a 30-minute allotment for the crowd to exit.

At the end of the night, there will be HIGH expectations of a successful event and timely exodus without incident.

Aren Hekimian, center, IAN Group CEO celebrates after vote.

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Guillermo Moreno

Guillermo Moreno is Editor-in-Chief of CVObserver and radio host on PowerTalk 96.7. A Valley native, Moreno is a graduate of Michigan Law School, Andrews University and San Joaquin Memorial High School.

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