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Fairgrounds Warns Street Scene Of Rules

DEL MAR, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Del Mar Fairgrounds’ board of directors has approved a contract to host the Street Scene festival on September 22-23, but first gave the festival organizers a few rules for concertgoers to abide by.

The conditions set out for the Live Nation-produced event banned the display or sale of drug paraphernalia and anything with obscene or offensive language or images. Fairgrounds general manager and CEO Tim Fennell told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the rules were typical of a fairgrounds agreement.

“That’s something we normally do. There were a number of folks who expressed concerns about prior Street Scene events,” he said.

“What we tried to explain to folks was the name is the same but everything else is different.”

Live Nation announced that it had agreed to produce Street Scene alongside founder Rob Hagey in April. Under the contract with the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Live Nation will pay $50,000 in rent and split its food and beverage revenues with the fairgrounds. The site would also have final approval of security levels and would set the alcohol-serving standards.

Street Scene organizers have not yet approved the contract, but are expected to do so.

The music festival was held in downtown San Diego for 20 years, before Hagey moved the festival to the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot in 2005. As attendance declined he began looking for a new site, finally deciding on the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the 2007 event. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers