A Lesson from the Edmonton Folk Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival takes place in Gallagher Park in the downtown Edmonton neighbourhood of Cloverdale. According to IABC Edmonton:

Most residents of Cloverdale also receive free tickets, a way of compensating them for the extra noise and traffic levels in their neighbourhood during the Festival.

This seems like a possible model for Charlottetown. If the rock weekends are inevitable, perhaps the least the organizers can do is take the edge off and let downtown residents actually see the performers we can otherwise only hear from behind the fences.


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Derek M. on July 6, 2003 - 17:04 Permalink

I remember a drive-in theatre in Ottawa where I was told the neighbours with a view of the screen had been given free speakers in their living rooms. This was late sixties.