Summer concert series planned
ntertainment on the courthouse square in downtown Platte City would be a sign that things are slowly getting back to the way they were pre-pandemic.
The Platte City Board of Aldermen this week approved a special event permit to allow the annual Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Platte City Friends of the Arts organization.
The once-a-month concerts on the lawn of the Platte County Courthouse are set to take place on the second Saturday evenings during the months of June, July and August.
A June 12 concert will feature the band known as Retroactive (80s tribute band), Socco Jukebox featuring steel drums and island music is scheduled for July 10, and on Aug. 14 the series ends with the regionally popular band known as Cherry Bomb, who describe their style as “explosive, hot, groovy.”
Concerts begin at 7 p.m. and end about 9 p.m.
Approval from the city comes with the note that the events “must be in compliance with any local, county, state or federal orders in place during the COVID-19 emergency declaration.
The events bring the closure of Main Street from Fourth to Third Street from 6-10 p.m. for public safety. Third Street will also be closed in the segment of Third between the north and south Main Street alleys on an as-needed basis.
Alcoholic beverages may be served, carried or consumed at the event and must be in plastic or aluminum containers only. Alcohol is limited to the areas within the closed streets, according to the permit.
The permit fee is waived for the non-profit organization.
Another spring/summer weather entertainment option was approved by the city this week, as aldermen okayed special event permit for “Sundays on the Patio” live music series at Tanner’s Bar and Grill, located at 2701 Running Horse Road.
The permit allows live music on the Tanner’s patio during the months of April through October. The music cannot begin prior to 3 p.m. and must not extend beyond 7 p.m., according to the permit.
In a report from city staff to the aldermen, it is noted that in the past the city received “several calls from neighbors concerned about noise levels at their property line. The city measured noise levels during each call and found the event to be in compliance with the city’s noise limits.”
The staff report also mentions that the city received several calls reporting music continuing past 7 p.m.
“These calls could not be verified as they occurred after the fact,” the staff report says, adding “the applicant (Tanner’s) has assured the city that music will stop promptly at 7 p.m.
Tanner’s is responsible for a permit fee of $360 for the six month approval.
The business is responsible for the cleanup of any trash in the parking lot of their business and adjacent businesses. No alcoholic beverages are allowed outside of the licensed premises “without additional permitting by the State of Missouri and the city,” according to the permit, and applicant must comply with any COVID-19 restrictions in place.