Lockn' Festival Concessionaire Fined

ARRINGTON, VA (CelebrityAccess) — The concessionaire at the Lockn’ Festival in Nelson County has been hit with fines of at least $10,000 after the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control determined that it violated its license.

According to the Lynchburg News-Advance, San Diego-based Best Beverage Company faces two fines; an $6,500 in civil penalties and $2,000 to cover the costs of investigation after the ABC said the food and beverage concessionaire had violated the conditions of its license for the festival by allowing illicit drug use — primarily marijuana – to be used at the festival.

The concessionaire was also taken to task for not providing adequate illumination at the event, incurring an additional $1,500 in fines with an additional $1,000 in investigation fees.

“The licensed establishment was so illuminated that ABC special agents and other law enforcement officers were prevented from reasonable observation of the room or area within which alcoholic beverages were being sold or consumed,” ABC spokesperson Kathleen Shaw said.

The fines in the final order from the ABC represent a compromise between the concessionaire and the state and festival organizer Dave Frey says the decision to settle was a business decision and not an admission of wrongdoing. – Staff Writers

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