VENUE NEWS: CCE Sues Mountain View Over Parking Fees & PS&E Has a Rare Triple-Triple July 25-27

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Clear Channel Entertainment, owners of Shoreline Amphitheatre, has issued the following statement regarding its lawsuit with the city of Mountain View, filed on July 10 in Santa Clara County Superior Court, over a three year dispute regarding parking fees.

"It is with some regret that Shoreline Amphitheatre has filed a lawsuit asking the Court to resolve disputes with the City of Mountain View. We have diligently invested considerable time and resources in trying to settle these issues out of court however, legal action is necessary to avoid a forfeiture of our valuable interests in the venue as well as 16 years of goodwill with our patrons and sponsors.

Shoreline Amphitheatre remains hopeful that a settlement can be reached in a timely manner and stands ready to continue settlement discussions with the City.–edited by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

PS&E Has a Rare Triple-Triple July 25-27

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — For only the second time in its history all three of Palace Sports and Entertainment's (PS&E) Michigan venues will host a weekend of triple event days–nine events over the three day weekend. Nearly 2,400 workers will be on with a rare triple-triple featuring three events taking place at The Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival all three days of the weekend of July 25 – 27:

Friday, July 25:
— OZZFEST (the second of two nights of the festival) at DTE Energy Music Theatre;

— Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera at The Palace;

— Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "Great Gershwin," at Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Saturday, July 26:
— Chicago at DTE Energy Music Theatre;

— The Jim Rome World Tour at The Palace;

— Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "Great Gershwin," at Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Sunday, July 27:
— Allman Brothers Band at DTE Energy Music Theatre;
— Detroit Shock vs. Washington Mystic at The Palace;
— Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "John Williams Movie Music Adventure," at Meadow Brook Music Festival.

A triple-triple weekend for the PS&E venues is a rarity indeed, happening only once since the organization took over management of Meadow Brook Music Festival in 1994, on the weekend of June 26-30, 2002.

"A triple-event weekend is what our organization is all about: providing a variety of entertainment when people can best enjoy it, especially during a Michigan July weekend," said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of PS&E. "Preparing for events at all three of our venues is a monumental task for our event department heads and their managers to do for one day, much less for an entire weekend, but they are prepared for such situations."

Two triple-event days remain on the schedule for 2003:
Saturday, August 2:

— John Mayer/Counting Crows at DTE Energy Music Theatre;

— Detroit Shock vs. Indiana Fever at The Palace;
— Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "Meadow Brook Fantasia" at Meadow Brook Music Festival.

Sunday, August 10:
— The Beach Boys at DTE Energy Music Theatre;

— Detroit Shock vs. New York Liberty at The Palace;

— Detroit Symphony Orchestra, "The Broadway Concert: He Said, She Said" at Meadow Brook Music Festival.–edited by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

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