Q.C. City Council OKs more concerts at Schnepf Farms

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City Council OKs more concerts
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UPDATE FEB. 19:

QUEEN CREEK -- The Queen Creek City Council voted unanimously to give Schnepf Farms a permit to hold 12 more concerts this year.

That should give the farm a much-needed economic boost.

ORIGINAL REPORT:

QUEEN CREEK -- Schnepf Farms is facing trying times, like most businesses in today's economy.

The farm has branched out past its agricultural roots and embraced more entertainment oriented ways to generate business.

Amusement park rides, restaurants, and live music venues are some of the ways that the farm has helped make ends meet.

Edgefest is an annual concert that is hosted at the farm's outdoor venue, and attracts a good number of music enthusiasts to the performance.

But now the farm is asking to host more concerts - one a month - to supplement their business.

Some neighbors are upset with the request, claiming that the annual Edgefest brings noise, traffic, and drunk revelers to their area, and having similar events once a month would be too much.

Schnepf Farms says that it wants a variety of shows, including jazz and christian music shows.

The request was to be voted on Wednesday night at a community meeting, but as of 9:30pm no vote had been cast.