05-0371R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO ENTER INTO A 2005 MUSIC CONCERTS AGREEMENT WITH CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO, GREAT LAKES AQUARIUM, LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY AND THE DULUTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

BY COUNCILOR REINERT:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into an agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. _____________ with Clear Channel Radio (Clear Channel), Great Lakes Aquarium (the aquarium), Lake Superior Center authority (LSCA) and the Duluth economic development authority (DEDA) pursuant to which music concerts will be held on Thursdays in June and July, five such concerts being at the Great Lakes Aquarium and one being at Bayfront Park, and said authorization contingent upon the execution of an addendum to the agreement providing that Clear Channel will provide the necessary licenses and permissions to perform the music and will indemnify the city and DEDA from any violation of U.S. copyright laws.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This agreement provides for Clear Channel to sponsor five weekly summer music concerts to be held at the Great Lakes Aquarium and one concert to be held at Bayfront Park. The city of Duluth has held music concerts in Bayfront Park on Thursday evenings for several years and therefore is interested in being a co-sponsor. The aquarium will also co-sponsor the event. The dates of the concerts are June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28, 2005.


Clear Channel will provide the cost of the music and the sound provider for all concerts except the July 7 concert featuring the National Guard Band which will be held under the Bayfront Park Music Pavilion. The city and the aquarium will be recognized as co-sponsors of the Thursday concerts. The city and DEDA will provide certain areas for public parking as shown on the exhibit attached to the agreement.

 

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