A promising, new beach festival designed to grow the local economy was cancelled recently due to delays from the Brigantine Police Chief and City Council. That’s according to festival organizer Michael Feely.
The Brigantine Blues Foundation was planning a spectacular ‘Brigantine Blues, Brews & BBQ’ festival for Saturday, Sept. 19 on the 34th street beach.
Brigantine Mayor, Council and Police Chief say NO to Beach Concert.
Feely; a writer for the Beachcomber News, published the disappointing Brigantine news in his column this week. Feely, along with most residents & business owners, wanted this annual event for the city. It was designed to brand Brigantine as an exciting place to visit and live; bringing in thousands of visitors and exposing them to our community, beautiful beaches and incredible Real Estate values.
A big boost in traffic for local businesses, second home opportunities for Real Estate agents, and the resulting revenue will not happen, says Feely.
“This is unfortunate for the city, its residents and homeowners,” Feely said in his Beachcomber News column. Feely hoped to fill a void left by the Brigantine Chamber of Commerce: run and promote a beach festival in order to boost sagging Brigantine home values, local business and visitors to our island.
This bad news come on the heels of a long list of recent cancellations/shut downs/reductions on Brigantine Beach:
- 4×4 SUV Beach Parade
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Kite Flying Event
- Jet Ski Rentals
- Horseback Riding
- SharkPark Playground
- Ice Cream Vendors
- Kayak & Boat Rentals