‘Rockin’ on the River’ headed to new city for 2015

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LORAIN, Ohio -- It looks like "Rockin' on the River" will be rockin' somewhere else next year.

Organizer Bob Earley has decided to take the concert series to Lorain. For years it's been held in Cuyahoga Falls, but that era has come to an end.

Earley said he didn't want to have to make the move, but felt he had no choice. He said he just couldn't see eye to eye with the city anymore.

"We're not mad at anyone. It just turned out to be a blessing for us and possibly a blessing for them," he said.

Black River Landing in Lorain will now house Rockin' on the River. Earley said they had a lot of interest from various communities around the area, but felt that venue was the best fit.

"It's actually going to be cheaper for us. We can do Saturdays, Tuesdays if we want. We can serve alcohol as far as liquor as opposed to just beer and wine. The best thing is they have welcomed us with open arms and said come on in and do your thing," said Earley.

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters issued this statement to FOX 8 regarding the concert series changes:

"I wish Mr. Earley well in his endeavors. As for Cuyahoga Falls, the Riverfront Concert Series will continue, and we look forward to a Rockin' summer in 2015."

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