Morris Planning + Zoning Ends Live Music at South Farms
It's a situation that we've seen happen many times, someone with a lot of land decides to offer it up to someone else for a different use, say, a live concert. This action angers the landowner's neighbors who moan about it to the local government and a cease and desist order comes down the pike to crush all the fun.
That's happening today here in Connecticut, the same kind of town vs. Max Yasgur/Michael Lang/Woodstock scenario is being played out with Manic Presents/Premier Concerts/South Farms, and the residents of Morris.
The Twilight Concerts on The Farm concert series has garnered national attention, and rightly so, Manic/Premier and South Farms have successfully pulled off a series of safe, socially-distanced shows at The Farm over the past couple of months. Well, the residents that live near the normally sleepy South Farms area, have had enough and they've been steadily increasing their complaints to the town of Morris, and last night, they voted to end the shows at The Farm.
The semi-good news is that the shows that are booked for the rest of October are going to be allowed to happen. So, if you're a fan of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Mike Birbiglia/Pete Davidson/John Mulaney, Neko Case, G, Love, Warren Haynes, Manchester Orchestra, Allman-Betts Band, Grace Potter, Moe, The Front Bottoms, and Goose, you can still see them in Morris at South Farms until the last show, which is Warren Haynes, on Sunday November 1st.
If you'd like to see more live music come back to Connecticut and South Farms, the Manic/Premier team would like you to send them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, which they will in turn forward to the Morris Planning and Zoning Commission.