Riverfront Concert Series still in the works despite promoter death
KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Riverfront Concert Series is known for bringing some big name talents to Columbia park, but an unexpected death has some talking about canceling the concert series.
There were three partners in charge of the three year old summer event, Monty Mills, Ken Phebus and Marc Solferino.
64 year old Phebus died from a heart attack last month. Monty Mills says they are working right now, to make sure the show goes on, despite the loss.
Phebus had been a direct link between the bands and managers, but Mills says they are in talks with several acts to still perform this Summer.
"We're regrouping right now and we're establishing direct contacts with the artists and their management companies. There were several offers made prior to Ken's passing and so we're following up now, with those offers and we're going to see where they land," says Mills.
The Riverfront Concert series was started by the three partners three years ago. In the last few years, performers included Randy Travis and Chris Isaak.
Mills says he'll share the names of the acts once they're finalized.