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Fort Reno Concert Series Kicks Off Monday



    The Fort Reno concert series kicks off Monday night -- and it's welcome news to fans who'd feared the series wouldn't happen this year because of the unexpected cost of hiring a police officer.

    Just a month before the season's first concert, planners were told they'd have to pay for a U.S. Park Police officer to be at the concerts, something that hadn't been required in the past, before the National Park Service (NPS) would grant them a permit.

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    News4's Mark Segraves reports on how the Fort Reno concert series' summer 2014 season was saved.
    (Published Monday, June 30, 2014)

    But last week, the NPS worked out a deal with organizers to allow them to pay for security on a per-concert basis.

    Monday night's free concert will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m., featuring Captivators and Malatese. Looking ahead? The Fort Reno site has headliners listed through July 31.

    NPS to Meet With Fort Reno Organizer Monday

    [DC] NPS to Meet With Fort Reno Organizer Monday
    The National Park Service will meet with Fort Reno concert series organizer Amanda MacKaye Monday after Thursday's announcement the series wouldn't be held this year due to the cost of paying for a police officer to be posted at the site. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.
    (Published Friday, June 27, 2014)

    The concert series has been held every summer for more than 40 years.

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