Katz has repeatedly said that he did not think that these vendors would be applying for sale permits, but that he wanted to find a way to contain them into one area. However, he said that the village is also going to allow Cooperstown merchants to sell items outside of their stores without requiring permits for the weekend.
“From a legal standpoint, it doesn’t seem like it would be fair to make them get permits when we are allowing the people on Shakedown Street to operate without a permit,” he said.
Furthur features two original members of the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. The new band has been together since 2009 although both Weir and Lesh often play concerts as solo arts or with other bands. Furthur will be playing a concert in Philadelphia the night before the Doubleday Field concert.
The last concert at Doubleday Field was the country music band Graceland in 2010.