A country music concert originally planned to be hosted in Kaysville City, which has received both backlash and support, is moving locations.
Utah Businesses Revival announced Thursday that the May 30th event, featuring Collin Raye, will be held at the Studio Ranch Amphitheater in Grantsville.
In a press release, the group cited nonsupport from city council members and "fringe groups" as reasons for moving the event, "all in an effort to make government more powerful while blocking your rights."
“We care deeply about business owners and those who want to peaceably assemble, enjoy a free concert, and quality family fun,” UBR's Eric Moutsos said.
Critics of the event have expressed concern that the concert would likely break state health guidelines regulating large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
UBR says the new location has room for up to 300 businesses.
A mass gathering permit is needed for any event in Davis County that has the potential to have more than 1,000 people. Kaysville City Business Licensing confirmed to 2News on Thursday that "the event applicant withdrew their application before the review process officially started."
The changes happened hours before city officials planned to meet to discuss the permit.
Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt has supported the concert from the beginning.
She said Kaysville has done a good job during the pandemic and people have the right to assemble peacefully.
It really is the question of this time, is how much are we going to give up of our freedoms for safety?
Witt's critics have said the event is a publicity stunt to benefit her congressional campaign.
UBR asks attendees to be respectful of those who practice social distancing and will have free personal protective equipment available.
The event will be held on May 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.