Kid Rock coming to Creek Fest in 2016
Cherokee County Chief Deputy Jeff Friederichsen reported to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors at the Aug. 11 meeting that the Creek Fest north of Cherokee this past weekend went well.
"There were no issues," he said of the annual two-day festival of music, which this year featured country music headliners The Band Perry on Friday and Big & Rich on Saturday.
Friederichsen said the new location this year was an improvement over the previous location, as the new location has better access for the large crowds and for emergency vehicles.
Friederichsen said the fact that Kid Rock will be appearing at the 2016 Creek Fest could present challenges. Friederichsen noted that Kid Rock appears at the Sturgis, South Dakota Motorcycle Rally every other year and has played before crowds of a quarter million people. Friederichsen said that not nearly that many would be at Creek Fest, but he felt that there would likely be a larger crowd than this year.
When asked about how the Cherokee County portion of RAGBRAI went, Friederichsen said, "It went off without a hitch."
RAGBRAI went through Quimby and Washta in July.
"There were no problems in either town," Friederichsen said.
Brandon Billings,county engineer,reported to the supervisors that a project regarding County Road L51 has been changed from what was originally stated in the county's 5- year plan.
A project expected to take place next year was originally going to be major road rebuilding of about 4 miles, at a cost of about $3.9 million. The new project will be resurfacing 12 miles of road, at a cost of $2.5 million.
Billings said the resurfacing should last 10 to 15 years.
"I think we get more value for our money," Billings said.