Rhythm & Booms organizers invite public to discuss move | Events
City leaders will host a meeting on the south side to discuss the decision to switch locations.
Madison Festivals, the company that organizes the annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks show, announced earlier this year that the event would move from Warner Park to downtown Madison on John Nolen Drive.
The City of Madison's Committee on the Environment and the Common Council will hold a meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison Water Utility building, 119 E. Olin Ave. The public is invited to discuss the proposed move at the meeting.
Plans involve setting off fireworks from barges in Lake Monona and having spectators enjoy the show from along John Nolen Drive.
Madison Festivals Inc said the Lake Monona include food, beverage carts and entertainment. Organizers are working with city, county and state agencies in planning the event but aren't yet sure if they will need city funding to put it on.
Next year's Rhythm and Booms is scheduled for June 28.