If you spent time enjoying any of the beautiful community festivals in 2016 at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, you might want to listen up. It seems as though a certain part of the community isn’t getting down with the new wave of festivals — and they are actively seeking to shut them down.
If you live at the Beaches or just love the festivals, we urge you to go to tonight’s 6 p.m. city council meeting, as they are discussing a special report and the future of these festivals … and the word is some might be on the chopping block.
Without these events, local businesses, vendors, musicians, sound engineers, production companies, talent buyers and more will lose work. Apart from that, the Beaches community will lose a huge piece of our culture that brings people together and showcases music, arts and businesses.
There has been far too much growth and progression with the city to give up now. The opposition is already letting their voices be heard, so if you want to see the festivals in the future, let them know! If you’re planning on attending, please show up around 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. If you can’t make it, call them and politely voice your concerns.