If you planned to pair the music of Erykah Badu, Ro James and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with an adult beverage at Wolf Creek Amphitheater’s Funk Fest later this month, be sure to bring it with you.
Fulton County commissioners on Wednesday failed to approve a liquor license for the show, which is the first at Wolf Creek since Live Nation took over the venue.
With only four of the commissioners present for most of the meeting, all needed to agree in order to approve the license.
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.