Stranger to play at Treasure Island

Rules, safety measures modifed following first event

By Melanie Yingst - [email protected]

TROY — Treasure Island Park patrons will rock out to their favorite hair bands and other familiar ’80s hits with the band “Stranger” on Saturday evening.

Stranger is a Dayton ’80s cover band that was formed in 1996. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Treasure Island Park.

According to recreation department director Ken Siler, the first concert held on June 25 featuring a Beach Boy cover band was a success, but also led event organizers to tweak a few rules at the park.

“(The) first concert went very well for a first time event at a new venue,” Siler said.

Troy City Council voted to allow alcohol sales at three Treasure Island Park concerts that Siler’s staff handles.

“(We) had plenty of security and police on site and didn’t seem to experience any issues during the event,” Siler said.

Siler said the June 25 concert had a crowd of approximately 1,500 people and the department had $1,400 in alcohol sales. Siler said he expects alcohol sales to vary from event to event. The proceeds from the alcohol sales will be used to offset the event costs, according to city staff.

At the first Treasure Island Park concert event, no water bottles were allowed in the designated concert area. Siler said this rule has been modified to allow patrons to attend with one factory-sealed water bottled in the designated area.

“We have revised this and will allow each person to bring in up to one 20-ounce factory-sealed bottle of water (that is) not frozen,” Siler said.

Siler reminds concert-goers to not setup chairs on the bike path that needs to remain clear for cyclists and others using the path.

Siler also said he requested to have police assist with pedestrians and traffic on Elm Street following the event.

The following food trucks will be on site this Saturday: Sam & Ethel’s, Fire Pie Pizza, Smith’s Concessions and Mo’s Barbecue.

Patrons of the park must not bring their own alcoholic beverages to the park. Alcoholic beverages can only be purchased at the concession areas at the venue during these special events. All bags will be checked upon entering the concert area.

During the fenced-in concert events, no food or beverage, coolers and other such items will be allowed to be carried in within the permit area. Other prohibited items include recording devices, umbrellas, laser pointers, beach balls or inflatables, signs, selfie sticks, fireworks, bikes inside the fenced area, and other items deemed dangerous or inappropriate. Within the amphitheater space, including the seating area and levee area, there also will be no smoking allowed during the concerts.

There is no admission fee for the concert events, which are also sponsored by the Troy Daily News. There is no reserved seating. Chairs may be placed in the amphitheater area. The amphitheater area is open beginning at 6 p.m. Performances will not be moved indoors or rescheduled in the event of rain.

Rules, safety measures modifed following first event

By Melanie Yingst

[email protected]

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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