Beach Road Weekend seeks a provisional date

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Town officials are looking at provisional dates for Beach Road Weekend, should the need arise to postpone it.

During the board’s meeting Tuesday, Adam Epstein, promoter of the three-day music festival, requested that selectmen consider Sept. 18-20, so he could begin working with the musical acts and vendors involved.

Selectman Jim Rogers did not want to give blanket approval without having a public hearing.

“This entire industry is in a lot of turmoil as a result of all this,” Epstein said. “My business model is to put large numbers of people in enclosed spaces, and that by its nature is technically illegal at this moment.”

The second annual event is scheduled for July 24-26.

Selectmen unanimously approved authorizing town administrator Jay Grande to see what possible conflicts there might be on those September dates, and report back at the board’s next meeting.