Next week the Leon County Board of County Commissioners will consider a proposal to provide additional free and family-oriented concerts at the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park.
The proposal would be implemented through an agreement with the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority to extend its Sundown Summer Concert Series through the Fall of 2019.
The fiscal impact is listed as $30,000. Funding would come from the Division of Tourism’s existing budget for concerts at the Capital City Amphitheater.
Supported through sponsorships, the Sundown Summer Concert Series is free to the public and open to all ages with no advance registration or ticketing required.
The agenda item states that ” each year, the Sundown Summer Concert Series has proven to be successful, with a continuous growth in attendees each year. Last year, the DIA reported that the 2018 Sundown Summer Concert Series attracted approximately 2,500-3,000 attendees at each event.”
The County’s sponsorship in the amount of $30,000 would support the extension of the DIA’s free and family-friendly concerts through the fall of 2019. The extension includes three additional concerts to be hosted during non-peak visitor weekends on Saturday, September 14th, Saturday, October 12th, and Saturday, November 9th.
The Leon County BOCC will consider the request on May 14th.