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Utah Business Revival event happened despite being denied at two previous locations

Jun 14, 2020, 1:21 PM | Updated: Jun 15, 2020, 7:49 am
Controversial concert moved to Iron County, Utah Business Revival event happened despite being deni...
Collin Raye performs during the concert to benefit the Buddy Care Foundation at Franklin Theatre on August 7, 2012 in Franklin, Tennessee. (file photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
(file photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

CEDAR CITY, Utah — After being rejected in both Kaysville and Grantsville, the Utah Business Revival was able to host the Colin Ray concert in Iron County. The country music concert was to help raise money for local businesses struggling during the pandemic. 

The Utah Business Revival group first planned on hosting the event in Kaysville back on May 30. Although Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt expressed approval for the concert, plans came to a halt when concerns were raised about COVID-19.

From there the event organizers tried to host the Collin Raye concert in Grantsville but was again denied when a Tooele county judge ruled that it would not be allowed due to COVID-19 concerns.

Event organizer Eric Moustsos posted on Facebook about the decision.

Posted by Eric Moutsos on Saturday, May 30, 2020

 

The organizers of the Collin Raye concert were then able to find a place in Iron County where the concert was hosted Saturday.

Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt said, “I’m pretty tired of Romney Republicans who are trying to represent this state, I’m tired of people who will not stand up for our constitution.”

 

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Utah Business Revival event happened despite being denied at two previous locations