‘Loud Fest’ moves from Akron’s Rubber Bowl after police concerns


Organizers of Loud Fest 2015 planned to have the concert at Akron’s Rubber Bowl.

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AKRON, Ohio- A concert planned for the Akron’s run-down Rubber Bowl has a new location.

“Loud Fest 2015” was scheduled for today at the privately-owned stadium, which doesn’t have electricity or working restrooms. Owner of the Agora Theatre and Ballroom Chris Zitterbart said the event has been moved to the Agora Theatre on Saturday.

D’Angelo Williams planned the concert, which features many Cleveland-area rappers including Tra-V The Great and EZZY.

“I want everybody to come together. I want everybody to have a great time,” the 19-year-old concert promoter told Fox 8’s Dave Nethers.

But Akron police had several concerns over “Loud Fest” being held at the Rubber Bowl and wanted it postponed. Police Capt. Dan Zampelli said promoters would need to bring generators and portable restrooms, and keep people off the bleachers, which are unsafe.

“Even if they do address those problems, that still doesn’t address a number of other issues, such as security at the event, such as traffic issues at the event, such as parking at the event,” Zampelli said on Tuesday.

Watch more in Dave Nethers’ original report below:

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