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Security complaints may move Mountain Jam

Feb 26, 2015 12:03 am
[caption width="312" align="alignright"] Robert Plant, from Mountain Jam website.[/caption]Ariel Zangla in The Daily Freeman reports that the organizer of Mountain Jam music festival may move the festival away because, he says, of overzealous security and local police. “If we don’t get it right this year, the festival will have to cease operating or move to another location, probably another state,” said Gary Chetkof, the founder and co-owner of the June event on Hunter Mountain. In the story, Chetkof complains his own security searched attendees excessively, and that local police put pressure on the security staff. State police Capt. Robert Nuzzo, said he met with Chetkof after last year's festival and none of these concerns were raised. “I’m taken aback by the fact they have not brought any of this to our attention,” Nuzzo said. Greene County Sheriff Gregory Seeley told The Daily Freeman he thought many complaints were from traffic stops attendees were experiencing on their way to the festival. Former Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, the Black Keys, Gov’t Mule and others are set to perform at this year's Mountain Jam in June. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.