Announcement: Paid Dues Festival Venue Change
The 2013 Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival has moved to the San Manuel Amphitheater, all previously purchased tickets will still be honored.
PAID DUES INDEPENDENT HIP HOP FESTIVAL promoters (Murs 3:16and Guerilla Union) have announced that the 8th annual festival will be making the move from its original location at NOS Event Center to San Manuel Amphitheater, due to the recent shortage of parking spots available at the former venue.
Guerilla Union founder and CEO Chang Weisberg explains: “The main parking lot at NOS Events Center was sold a few years ago but we had always activated our events with its available use in mind. NOS ended up closing escrow on the lot much sooner than anticipated, and the new owners are looking to begin building their distribution center around same time as this year’s Paid Dues Festival. Dan Jimenez (General Manager at NOS Events Center) has been in meaningful conversations with the company’s board of directors to find an amenable remedy however, we have reached a threshold where we must take action to ensure the fans’ and artists’ experiences are protected. That being said, we have decided to make the move up the road to San Manuel Amphitheater – it is the best solve for this situation.
It is only 15 minutes north of NOS Events Center and is well-known for its ample grounds and available parking.” Dan Jimenez adds: “It’s unfortunate that we will not be able to host Paid Dues for the seventh year in a row. With our strongest efforts possible, we attempted to provide alternate contingency plans to compensate for the Arrowhead parking lot that as been sold. Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were unable to secure ample parking. We hope to develop a strategy that will welcome Paid Dues back to NOS Event Center in the future, but until then, we know they will have a successful event at our neighboring venue at San Manuel Amphitheater. We wish them the best of luck.”
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