It’s like this…
The dramatic announcement of a geeky sounding music fest – KanRocksas -at Kansas Speedway this summer may seem haphazard, but that’s not the case, says promoter Chris Fritz.
"There was some logic to it," Fritz muses. "The idea here is to make this an incredible music experience for the music fans."
More to the point, an annual experience…
"Yeah, that’s totally my plan," Fritz says. "We’re only putting out 80,000 tickets a day now. Unless we go to a three day festival (in future years), but not this year."
And if 100,000 people show up, can KanRocksas handle the body count?
"Well, we think so, but we’re going to evaluate it," Fritz says. "I don’t think we have to worry about it this week. But we have a plan for it."
How many to allow in for the August 5-6 fest in KCK will be determined by what’s best for the fans.
"I don’t want to have a greed factor eliminate a business plan," Fritz says. "We don’t want people saying, ‘It was too crowded and was just no fun.’ We want people to go and then say they couldn’t have had a better time. We want this to sell out every year before we even announce the bands."
Kinda like Bonaroo in Tennessee?
"Yeah, only this this is Kansas City’s own festival," Fritz says. "Obviously every festival has something in common – great music and a lot of people getting together for a great experience."