The organizer of the SOHO music festival says he’s willing to do what’s needed to “make everybody happy” and allow the downtown event to go on as scheduled.
Appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show,” Eric Welch says he has a verbal and handshake agreement to move the street festival a couple of blocks away, after the City of Springfield told him he couldn’t have his original location next to the Old State Capitol. A Civil War re-enactment has also been booked on the Old Capitol grounds for that weekend.
Welch says the new location isn’t ideal, but he’ll make it work. However, he says city officials are still reviewing the plans and haven’t given final approval.