Monday, October 26, 2015

Concerts coming to old Sam's Club - LQ

I've been contacted by a number of people who were either excited by or a bit concerned about the possibility of 3 concerts to be held at the old Sam's Club site in La Quinta in April, 2016. Two of the three are scheduled for the Thursday before each CoachellaFest weekend and the third is the Thursday before Stagecoach starts ... The news first hit a few weeks ago on the news:

Can the City and Businesses use the money?
Is the City's profit going to exceed the manpower to oversee the event?
The concert would appear to be inside ... any concerns over noise?
Do the hours of the concerts concern you? (9:30 pm - 4:30 am)
What about parking, probably not a problem considering the hours or ?
Where are 10,300 people plus crew/staff going to go at 4:30 in the morning?
Will the streets be clear by regular business hours Friday morning?
It's not a big deal because they're piggybacked onto Coachella and Stagecoach?

These are just a sampling of questions/comments from these folks. Do you have any thoughts to share???

Saturday, October 3, 2015

AYSO Event and Parking in Desert Pride

I just saw this posting in Next Door Neighbor and wanted to share with everyone in Desert Pride who has not yet signed up for Next Door Neighbor (BTW, if interested - email me Here's the article ...

La Quinta has issued a special use permit to the AYSO for use of La Quinta Park (Blackhawk Way) for a Halloween Carnival on October 23, 24, and 25. There was an ad in the LQ Gem. For those who live just north of the park, as I do, I was concerned about people parking in our neighborhood and walking through the water basin to the event. There are already over 3,000 likes on their facebook page so it might be a big event.

I contacted the event manager through their facebook page @facebook/halloweencarnivalandpumpkinpatch. His name is Robert and he assured me that they would not permit those in attendance to park in the neighborhoods just north of the park if they do not live in those neighborhoods. If anyone else is concerned about this, I would encourage you to contact him via private message on the facebook event page.