NAPLES, Fla. - Thousands of people have been "Rockin' on the Bay" and enjoying a free concert series at the Bayfront in Naples. But a vote at this week's city council meeting could silence the music for good.
Some area residents say the Saturday night events are loud and disruptive, but event organizers say the complaints are in the minority. "People love 'Rockin' on the Bay,' they love music. Music has never hurt anybody," said event organizer, Mike Randall, "We go back to council Wednesday at 8:30a.m. We're trying to do everything that we're supposed to take care of. We haven't had any verified complaints."
There haven't been any formal complaints, but the city has issued a citation to McQuaid Marketing, the festival organizer.
WINK News has talked with the Mayor who says he has gotten plenty of emails and phone calls from residents of Bayfront who say the music is just too loud.
"We've been here since the beginning and it's just very disturbing that they would put a low-end concert in like this," said a Bayfront woman who did not want to appear on-camera.
Concert goers like Jim Pabis disagree and say they hope the music continues to play.
"I think the event organizers are trying to cooperate, so I hope they can work things out and continue," said Pabis. The fate of the festival will be decided Wednesday morning at the city council meeting.