FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
D. Ericson & Associates PR
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The Right Productions Statement
On Saturday, June 12 during Hot 107.5 FM Summer Jamz concert featuring Lil Wayne at Chene Park Amphitheater there was an incident involving multiple individuals that escalated into a fight.
We at The Right Productions strongly condemn the actions of these individual(s) who started the fight and jeopardized the security of our patrons enjoying the concert.
We take this incident very personally. We are working with law enforcement to identify and locate the individuals responsible. Detroit Police has reviewed a video clip capturing a part of the fight, as seen on social media, and is pursuing an investigation. This video is a valuable tool that will help us identify the perpetrators and assist the police in getting these violent individuals off the streets.
Nothing like this has happened in the 30-year history of Chene Park Amphitheater. This is an isolated incident, the first in the 13 years The Right Production has managed Chene Park Amphitheater. We strive and are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for our patrons.
We ask that if anyone can assist with identifying the persons involved in the incident to contact Detroit Police Department.
President and CEO
The Right Productions
Note to Editors, Producers, Reporters and Social Media Curators:
Chene Park Amphitheater, ranks in the top 100 venues across the United States (Pollstar concert venue industry rating) was built in 1985 under the direction of then Mayor Coleman A. Young who wanted to establish a park and entertainment presence for Detroiters along the riverfront area. The venue sits on nine acres of green space partially surrounded by a man-made pond. Chene Park Amphitheater has approximately 5,000 seats and holds an additional 1,000 hill top lawn spaces for an intimate and relaxed experience.
Chene Park History
In the early 1700’s a Frenchman by the name of Charles Chene owned a “ribbon farm” – a narrow strip of land extending from the banks of the Detroit River into what we know as the east side. Detroit (meaning “of the strait”) was established by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac as a military strong hold to control the fur trade along the lakes. Settlers who drifted to the area were given narrow strips of land to cultivate with access to the river for water and transportation. Many of the street names downtown bare the names of “ribbon farmers” who settled the area such as St. Aubin, Beaubien, Campau and Chene.
Renewing the riverfront area was a pet project of Mayor Coleman A. Young after taking office in 1974. Mayor Young secured federal programs under President Jimmy Carter’s administration to buy three pieces of riverfront land. The first was developed into Chene Park.
In 1985, New York Times reporter Joshua Holusha in his article “Detroit embarks on the greening if its riverfront” quoted Mayor Coleman A. Young saying “most cities in the country developed from their waterfront. So if we are going to rebuild this city, I thought it should be done from the river where it all began. It was clear to me that this was the most valuable real estate in the state.”
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