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Reader's view: Chester Creek Concerts all end at reasonable hour

An Aug. 27 letter complained about loud outdoor music, including from Chester Bowl (Reader’s View: “Stop late-night music”). It read, “Why must loud music go past 10 o’clock?”

I would like to set the record straight, at least with regard to Chester Bowl. For 32 years, the Chester Creek Concerts have ended at 8:30 p.m. at the latest. This season we had nine events; seven ended at 8:30 p.m., one ended at 8 p.m., and the final concert was finished at 7:30 p.m. Some 7,250 music lovers enjoyed our free outdoor concerts without a single neighbor complaint.

I would like to suggest that in the future, letter writers get their information correct before making false accusations about the beloved Chester Creek Concerts.

Thom Storm


The writer is executive director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club.