Of the Keizertimes

Weekend concerts have become commonplace during the summer at Keizer Rapids Park in recent years.

A proposed festival would kick things up a notch next summer.

Jason Alan Cripe with Oregon Summer Concerts LLC talked to city leaders Monday about a festival called Guitars Under the Stars, taking place next summer.

A venue has not been nailed down yet, but Cripe is looking at three locations around Oregon. One is Keizer Rapids Park (KRP).

The festival would be a three-day event with music as well as a professional disc golf tournament. Dates are tentatively Aug. 8 to 10 of 2014.

“We are thinking of bringing in 10,000 to 15,000 people with this event,” Cripe said. “We have looked at several venues around the state. To be honest, Keizer looks very attractive to us.”

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