Times are tough for the Burnsville Performing Arts Center…
Laughing at it is easy!
While continuing to impatiently wait for the April 2009 VenuWorks PAC data (it’s 13 days overdue to the public now), I thought there was nothing really to say about the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Well, according to faithful Burnsville watchdog ThoughtLeader, I was wrong.
As you can see from ThoughtLeader’s comment which states that the George Jones concert at the Burnsville PAC has been canceled and thus there is not one single viable act booked (they have the International Festival of Burnsville – Fiesta Caliente there but I’m sorry, that doesn’t count worth a shit) scheduled for the main for the main stage of their TWENTY MILLION DOLLAR waste of taxpayer bucks through July 2010!
With the Burnsville Performing Arts Center expected to lose more than three quarters of a million dollars in 2009 alone (nearly 3x as much as originally expected) and Burnsville having to make serious cuts in their own budget, wouldn’t you think that VenuWorks would have some serious pressure by the Burnsville City Council and Staff to get the PAC packed? Unfortunately, there has been no indication that any such thing is happening.
So what do you think of the PAC now that the only event scheduled for “summer” has been canceled (it is estimated that only 380 tickets were sold and revenue was in the $30,000 range) and that there is only “one” event scheduled for the main stage through next year (July 2010)? Do you think that the Burnsville City Council and Staff should be on VenuWorks like flies on shit or do you think that they are just biding their time until their contractual obligations to keep them on as management runs out and they can be replaced?
Whatever you think about the complete and utter failure that the Burnsville Performing Arts Center continues to be, go ahead and comment on and let us know what you think!