Emmis Pulls Plug On Indy's Labor Day Fireworks
May 27, 2009 at 4:48 AM (PT)
It looks like INDIANAPOLIS' annual LABOR DAY weekend SKYCONCERT fireworks show won't happen this year after sponsor EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS announced that it cannot afford to fund the event on its own this year and could not find partners to help shoulder the cost.
The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that EMMIS, which has funded the event along the WHITE RIVER, would not disclose how much the show costs to produce, but market Operations Dir. DAVID EDGAR said, "It's a very expensive event to put on, and we've always made it a free event. This year, because of the economy, everybody has been having difficulties, and we found it impossible to put together the funding it takes to put on this event."
The city's FREEDOM BLAST on JULY 4th, sponsored by REGIONS BANK, will proceed as scheduled, with the bank's Area Marketing Manager KIM BORGESS telling the STAR, "It's an important way to celebrate summer. In light of the tough times, we think people want to celebrate the basics."