By: Emily Johnson
April 14, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - It's been a long time coming for the first concert at Cascades Park Amphitheater. Last the wait was finally here. Tracy Lawrence and Charlie Wilson both took center stage to kick on the many concerts that will be at the park.
"Well we're extremely excited about the opening of the park and the two opening concerts that we had this weekend," said Dee Crumpler, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs for the City of Tallahassee.
Crumpler told us almost everything went as planned during the weekend. "Like with anything new we've got to work out some bugs and some of those relate to the noise issues we've had," said Crumpler
Crumpler said they received a few noise complaints on Saturday and Sunday night and now they're looking into how to reduce the impact the noise has on the community.
We spoke with eight neighbors in community surrounding Cascades Park and they didn't have any issues with the noise.
"It was not bad at all, we could barely hear the music from my porch right here, in fact the party down the street was louder than the concert," said Max Arline, lives near Cascades Park.
The city tells us they didn't sell out the shows, but they had more than 1300 folks come out each night.
Another issue the city is working is to put up more signage around the parking decks to let concert goers know they're allowed to park there.
Overall the City said they're still working on being good neighbors to the community as well as offering a great venue for concert goers.
"We want to make this a world class park and facility for people not only in Tallahassee but surrounding Big Bend and Southeastern United States," said Crumpler.