Each year, Rockfest brings in over 50,000 rock music lovers to Kansas City. Liberty Memorial and Penn Valley Park will be packed with people ready to get their “rock” on! Businesses all over the city will be preparing for an overflow of patrons. Of course, a major event such as this one takes quite a bit of planning.
Rockfest organizers are committed to continuing to provide an open line of communication for this year’s event. Rockfest welcomes Mike Lowe back to act as liaison between Executive Management for AEG LIVE and neighborhood communities. Residents are encouraged to coordinate a meeting with Mike prior to event day in order to discuss any needs or concerns,email@example.com, 816-283-9998.
With over 50,000 rock lovers all joining together in one place, a serious cleanup plan must take place. Rockfest has contracted with Alliance Workforce Inc, a Kansas City certified DBDD/MBE/WBE Company to execute the festival and neighborhood cleanup plan.
Crews will begin a post-show cleaning through the neighborhood perimeter immediately following Rockfest on Saturday May 14th and continue until completed on Sunday, May 15th. There will be a 16 person crew dedicating 256 man hours to this cleanup effort. The cleanup crew will proceed from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Along with cleanup, security is an essential component to executing a successful event. Rockfest will provide off-duty officers for general patrol. All officers will have direct communication with Mike Lowe. If there are additional needs related to your neighborhood, please discuss with Mike Lowe prior to Wednesday April 29th. Additional officers may be provided at the expense of the neighborhood.
Schedule for Rockfest, Saturday, May 14th:
12:00 am – Memorial Drive, Wyandotte, Kessler, 29thStreet are Closed
4:30 am – Parking Teams are in place
6:00 am – Early Security Call
9:00 am – Main Security Call
10:00 am – Clear Vehicles from Site
10:00 am – Neighborhood Officers on Duty
11:00 am – Doors Open
12:00 pm – Second Stage Artists Begin
12:00 pm – Third Stage Artists Begin
1:30 pm – Main Stage Artist Begin
9:45 pm – Second Stage Ends
10:55 pm – Main Stage Ends, Fireworks Begin (15 minute duration)
11:00 pm – Event Ends, Load-Out Begins (Sounds, Lights, Video)
There will be more than 250 t-shirt personnel along with more than 70 officers being scheduled. Crowd Systems Inc. will provide security and off-duty KCMO Police for the event. There will also be a central command/dispatch for Police, Security, Traffic and Medical teams. KC Medical, the lead medical service provider, coordinates with KCFD on site. This team of professionals has worked together for the past seven years to ensure the safety of the audience. Overnight security will start on Monday, May 9th and continue through Monday, May 16th. Police officers will be taking over the overnight shift. On the day of the event, staff levels are increased starting at 6 am and will be at full staff no later than 10am. Gates will open at 11am.
A parking map along with road closures and traffic information will be available onwww.rockfestkc.com. 98.9 The Rock will educate their audience on where to park on event day.
Some simple steps communities can take to assist on event day include:
- Pull your car to the end of your driveway to prevent another car from blocking your driveway.
- Place your trashcans at the curb to provide a place to properly throw away trash.
- If you have the capability, barricade the entrance to your street.
With advanced communication with Mike Lowe, he can assist you in planning appropriate steps that would expedite cleanup efforts and minimize unauthorized parking issues.
We are lucky to have such a major event right in the heart of Kansas City, so let’s all work together to make sure it’s as big of a success as previous years!