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Town of Vernon says NO, but Woodstock 50 Plans to Appeal

VERNON – Woodstock 50 plans to appeal the Town of Vernon’s denial of their event permit.

Promoters planned to hold the anniversary show at Vernon Downs, next month, and Woodstock now has five days from yesterday to appeal.

Concert officials say their application was not incomplete, as the town attorney has said, but, rather, in compliance.

Here’s Woodstock 50’s full statement-

“In response to the denial of an event permit by the Town of Vernon, Woodstock 50 believes certain political forces may be working against the resurrection of the Festival. Local reports claim Woodstock’s filing for the permit was “incomplete” but that is not the case. Woodstock 50 officials were informed by the Town of Vernon that most questions had been answered and asked only that Woodstock submit medical, safety/security and traffic plans by this past Sunday, which it did. With a venue chosen, financing assembled and many of the artist’s supporting Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary event, the organizers are hopeful that their appeal and reapplication tonight will prevail without further political interference.”