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June 6, 2013

Shakedown Street is coming to village

Officials look to find right balance for concert

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The backstage area for the band will be on Elm Street as it has been for past concerts at Doubleday Field. The street will be closed off at some point on the day of the concert. However, since this is the first time a concert will be held on a Sunday, allowances will be made for church services at First Baptist Church and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, which are both on Elm.

This is the first concert at Doubleday Field since the 2010 Sugarland performance. While a lot of the logistical concerns for putting on a show are the same, Further’s fan base is different than that of Sugarland, which plays country music.

“That’s the biggest difference,” Katz said. “This is a specific scene that has a unique problem, and how do we deal with it.”

Despite the concerns, Katz said he believes the village will be able to handle the event.

“We have a lot of experience with concerts,” he said. “We don’t need to reinvent things. It is also the third concert that we have done with (Magic City), so they know what to do too.”

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