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Pearl Jam here?
Promoter looking at Point Mallard

By Paul Huggins 340-2395

Point Mallard Park is among three sites a Nashville-based production company is considering for a rock concert.

Plans are in their infancy, so no band has been chosen, said Dominic Mitchell, representative for Singe I.T., which would produce the concert. He said Singe is considering Pearl Jam or similar groups that could draw attendees from a regional market.

The 31/2-year-old company has produced 75 to 100 concerts in the Nashville area using mostly Nashville-area talent, but Singe is now ready to organize larger events.

Singe also is considering Nashville and Huntsville for the concert.

Stuart Lamp, special events coordinator for the Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the bureau board Thursday that Mitchell had inquired about Point Mallard's Spirit of America Field. It is an ideal site, he said, because it can easily accommodate 15,000 spectators with nearby parking available on Jubilee Field.

Bringing the concert to Point Mallard would be contingent upon getting alcohol sales at the park, Mitchell said.

To do so, Singe would have to get permission from the Decatur City Council. To date, no council has granted an organization's request for a temporary alcohol sales permit at Point Mallard.

Lamp said he suggested the Morgan County Fairgrounds as an alternative site, but it didn't suit Singe's needs. He said he also will suggest Ingalls Harbor as an alternative, but he doesn't know if it's large enough to accommodate the event's size.

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