Five Acre Shaker to go ahead

Lance Goddard and Jess Towers' summer music festival will have a 500 cap on daily attendees.

Beaver Creek will only be shaking half as hard as organizers Lance Goddard and Jess Towers want but they’re staying optimistic.

“I think it’s a really good thing that we’re going to be able to go through with the Shaker this year,” said Towers following the a special meeting of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District board where the decision was made.

“I think the worst case scenario for both Lance and I would be that it does not go through at all.”

Despite being optimistic, Towers said that the duo were hoping for 1,000 attendees and will have to recalculate their expenses to see how they can still make a profit. After covering their expenses, all proceeds from the Five Acre Shaker will go towards the Zatzoo Project which benefits youth in music in the Alberni Valley.

“I think if we go back, look at our budget and look at our costs, we can still run a safe and successful event at 500.”

Beaver Creek director John McNabb and his advisory planning commission had recommended a max attendance of 500 due to concerns over safety and complaints from local residents.

McNabb said he received 80 Beaver Creek complaints. However, both the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department and the RCMP had okayed 1,000 people at the event.

The Five Acre Shaker will take place at Lance Goddard’s Beaver Creek property from August 14-16, 2015. Tickets will be on sale soon. Visit the Five Acre Shaker Facebook page for more information.

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