(NASHVILLE) – The Brown County Music Center was looking at a profitable year until COVID-19 hit and closed the venue in Brown County.
According to the Brown County Council, the Brown County Music Center was projected to bring in $4,762,662 in revenue this year based on ticket revenue, facility rental income, concessions, and sponsorship income but then COVID-19 hit and closed down everything.
Last week, the council approved a resolution that will transfer up to $150,000 from the county’s motor vehicle highway fund to the county’s general fund to pay the interest for the next three months on a $12.5 million loan the county got to buy the land on Snyder Farm and to build the venue.
The money will have to be repaid to the county by the end of the year.
The monthly mortgage payments were $55,000. Starting in June, the payment will be around $35,000 each month.
The council says the music center is part of the foundation of Brown County and tourism and it’s important for the county to step up and help.
The current show schedule from March, April, and May has been postponed until a later date, except for Willie Nelson, ABBA, The Concert and .38 Specials. Officials say tickets are still valid for all other shows and can be used when the shows are rescheduled. Hopefully, that schedule will be announced soon.
If you desire a refund, officials will begin refunding tickets 30 days from the newly rescheduled date. At that time, you may contact your original point of purchase where you bought your tickets for a refund.
For updates on postponements and rescheduled dates visit Current Show Postponement & Rescheduled Date Information. You can also follow them on Facebook