PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors in Pittsylvania County approved two separate music festival permit applications during a special called meeting.
These permits will allow Worship at the Mountain (taking place on Sept. 3-5) and the Blue Ridge Country Music Festival (taking place on Oct. 1-3) to appear at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Blairs.
Purpose Driven Events, the company running the festivals, is predicting that each event will have approximately 8,000 attendees each day.
A permit application for the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, slated to take place one week after the Worship at the Mountain event, is expected to be considered at the July 20 Board of Supervisors meeting.
These permit applications come after staff and leaders in Pittsylvania County spent months revising the Pittsylvania County Music Festival Ordinance which was created in the 1970s and had only seen one small update in 1991.
Under the new code, event promoters are required to submit extensive plans regarding everything from public safety to trash and traffic to EMS for any music festival.
These plans have to be approved by the relevant regulating agencies. Then, the entire permit application has to be approved by the Board of Supervisors.
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