SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A controversial concert that was slated for May 30 in Kaysvillehas been moved to Tooele County, event organizers said. According to an email obtained by KSL from the Kaysville City Business Licensing, the permit for the concert was denied.
The group Utah Business Revival is organizing the event, which they said will now be held near Grantsville.
Jason Manning owns the Studio Ranch Amphitheater which is where the concert will now be held.
He said the event will go forward – no matter what.
“If you want to social distance and keep seven feet away, that’s fine. If you want to wear a mask, that’s fine. If you want to wear gloves, that’s fine,” he said.
However, after UBR’s Eric Moutsos joined Dave and Dujanovic on KSL NewsRadio Thursday, Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne responded in a tweet that it was the first he’d heard of the plans.
After Witt approved the concert, the nonprofit group Alliance for a Better Utah called for her to resign.
The Kaysville City Council is also expected to condemn the event at its council meeting Thursday.
In a statement, Utah Business Revival said Kaysville has shown “both the best and the worst of government.”
“With our constitutional rights at risk, Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt and police chief Sol Olberg have been true champions of your (First) Amendment freedoms of speech and assembly,” according to UBR’s Eric Moustsos.
The concert, which will star country music singer Collin Raye, will move to the Amphitheatre at Studio Ranch outside Grantsville.
“Utah and Tooele County are doing a great job flattening the COVID-19 curve, and we do not want to see a spike in COVID-19 cases come from an unapproved event like this,” according to the TCHD. “We want to promote community unity and at the same time protect the health and wellbeing of our citizens.”