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@connectedent & @boodang are going hard this fall
There are some massive shows happening this fall!
Starting the school year off with METROPOLIS! it was huge!
Tomorrow at oilcity we got the PARTY ROCK & BBU AFTER PARTY with DJ sets from SKYBLU && REDFOO! there will be shufflin’ !
September 22nd is THE FALL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PARTY with GABRIEL & DRESDEN as well as BASSJACKERS ! did I mention free entry before 10:30?
The weekend of October 8th will definitely be one to be thankful for because PURE is back and the line up is crazy! With artists like STEVE AOKI, DATSIK, R3HAB & much, much more.
This is no joke so PLEASE WEAR WHITE!
On October 20th the MOTHERSHIP lands!!! YES!OMG! SKRILLEX will be here and he’s bringing some of the best; 12TH PLANET, NADASTROM & TWO FRESH! The pre-sale tix sold out in less then 5mins & the entire show in less then a week so you know this is going to be big!!
There’s so many shows to come!
CONNECTED & BOODANG are just geting started
FIGHT 2 DANCE
Who We Are
We are electronic music promoters, DJ’s and most importantly fans of the electronic music that takes place in Edmonton on a regularly bases. As promoters the safety and security of our patrons is our highest priority. We support the enforcement of strong laws to punish anyone who breaks the law and we make every effort to adhere to the existing bylaws that are in place. We appreciate and strongly support the fact that the City of Edmonton has some of the strongest “zero tolerance” licensing rules for electronic/afterhours music events in Canada. We feel the City of Edmonton should adopt more effective enforcement strategies to deal with those who violate the existing laws, especially for repeat offenders.
What is Bylaw 15950
The City of Edmonton is attempting to change the current Business License Bylaw 15950 so the following changes come will come into effect:
• After Hours Dance Events will not be able to have alcohol at the event
• After Hours Dance Events will not be able to operate contiguous to an event that has alcohol service
These proposed changes to the business bylaw will have deep and far reaching effects on the City of Edmonton and its global reputation.
Why We Want to Stop Bylaw 15950
We want to stop this bylaw because it will do long term damage to the electronic music community in Edmonton and the Capital Region. Electronic music events where there is no alcohol will not be economically viable or attractive to venues like the Shaw Conference Centre, Northlands and Edmonton Events Centre, where these events historically have taken place.
The economic impact will be immeasurable in terms of the damage this bylaw will do to Edmonton’s reputation as a leader in the electronic music industry. There will be a negative effect on many local businesses that support local DJ’s, act as event ticket sellers, sound and lighting suppliers for events and many other services supplier and supporters.
If the changes to the bylaw are passed it will drive the electronic music scene underground and out of the mainstream where it will be unregulated and there will be no concern for patron safety which will result in a higher strain on police and medical services.
The proposed changes will have a huge impact on Edmonton place in the world as a cultural leader and a place where cultural expression is valued and fostered by its citizens and leaders. Edmonton has developed a strong reputation as a leader in the electronic music community worldwide that regularly sees top recording artists perform numerous times a year. Edmonton is also starting to be recognized as the home of many up and coming talented young DJ’s who regularly perform on the world stage.
We feel that the following recommendations will keep the electronic music community alive and well and more importantly safe for our patrons:
1. Increased accountability and expectations for ‘Medical/ Safety Plans’.
2. Increased enforcement relating to illicit drug activity at these events.
3. Increased health services support.
4. Continued industry dialogue with Public Safety Compliance Team.
5. Application submission a minimum of 60 days prior to events. Currently regulations state 30 days.
6. Patron responsibility campaigns to educate about the risks of illicit drug use. This education could come from the venue or promoter and could be in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Rave Safe and other agencies.
7. Greater enforcement and security in areas where illicit drugs are often consumed; e.g. in washrooms, in water station area, underneath bleachers.
These recommendations have been made to the City of Edmonton and we are not sure if they will be accepted or even considered.