Hogan’s Beach In Tampa, Florida Discontinues EDM Shows
After featuring the likes of Skrillex and Afrojack, the beloved Hogan’s Beach in Tampa, Florida says, "no more EDM shows" due to multiple complaints and issues. The venue lost it’s license to host major events, and are aiming to steer away from events that draw around 5,000 attendees. After multiple warnings after a Dyro and Bassjackers show, the venue ultimately decided to cancel all future electronic music shows.
With complaints ranging from loud music until 3 a.m. to lack of sufficient parking, the local neighborhood also took issue with disorderly conduct as a result of the popular events. Although Hogan’s Beach has cancelled all future shows, the county’s Environmental Protection Commission still plans to coordinate noise testing during the Spring Break season.
The venue has the option to apply for a special events permit that would give Hogan’s Beach four major events a year, although it is reported that the venue has no current plans to do so.
“We have agreed to work with the city and we are working with them on a daily basis to resolve these issues,” said Stephen Michelini, a commercial relations consultant working with Hogan’s Beach. City officials are scheduled to conduct a follow-up regarding future violations on April 16th, 2015.
[H/T: Dancing Astronaut]
Cover photo via Tampa Bay