|Published:||Feb 05, 2013 5:20 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 05, 2013 6:55 PM EST|
NAPLES, Fla. - "Each week we've really stepped up our A game and tried to get better each week," said Mike Randall, the event's promoter.
This was the Bayfront on Saturday night. Hundreds of people enjoyed music, vendors, and the ambiance.
"And we've really created a Disney-esqe experience out here. From the clean up to the beginning to the end," said Randall.
Mike Randall is the promoter for Rockin' on the Bay. The event is organized by McQuaid Marketing, a Bayfront tenant. Randall is also a Bayfront resident. He believes the concerts are great for his neighbors, for local businesses, and the entire Naples community.
"When you look at the impact of how many people came here, and they're wanting to support it, and the businesses here are growing, and that's all good for the city of Naples, and not only Bayfront, but the people are leaving here after 9 o'clock and they're going downtown, they're going to third street, they're going to Tin City," said Randall.
Mayor John Sorey said his office is flooded with calls and emails, mainly from people who support the event, those opposed to it, have their concerns.
"Not following the permit, the permit that they submitted was 500 and there was obviously a lot more than 500 people there. The set up was supposed to start at 2 o'clock, it starts at 6 am," said Mayor Sorey.
But the Mayor said a decision will be made on Wednesday to stop the music or to keep it rocking on the bay.
"That's right, that's going to happen. Tomorrow there will be a decision on the additional five concerts," said Mayor Sorey.
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