Commissioner Marvin Arrington, who represents the district that Wolf Creek is in, said he was concerned about the level of minority participation in alcohol sales and wouldn’t vote for the request.
Funk Fest is scheduled for May 19-21. Commissioners will meet again before the show, and could approve a liquor license, but Premier Events partner Rob Frazer said the new timeframe wouldn’t give him enough time to get approval from the state.
Frazer, whose company sells alcohol at venues like Chastain Park and events like Music Midtown, said attendees are still able to bring their own alcohol to the venue. A spokesperson for Live Nation could not be reached for comment.
Live Nation has so far scheduled one other concert at Wolf Creek. It took over the venue after an audit showed mismanagement at the county level.