Tuesday, April 29, 2014
WaveFront Music Festival Moving To South Side?
It's unconfirmed, but several music websites are saying today that the Wavefront Music Festival, which has been held for the past two years at Montrose Beach, will be moving to 31st Street Beach this year, due to complaints about the vibrations from the music.
According to an article yesterday in DNAinfo, Ald. Osterman had requested sound tests prior to signing off his approval on the fest. UU's own experience is that noise complaints last year came from residents in the north part of Uptown and Edgewater, who heard the bass vibrations more strongly than people right by the beach. People living on the 4200 block of Marine, near the festival itself, said the music sounded like someone was playing a radio. People on the 5100 block of Marine told us pictures were falling off the wall due to the vibrations.
Right now the organizers of Wavefront Festival haven't confirmed or denied anything on Twitter or Facebook. Treat this as a rumor until official word comes out.