Parkfest Moved From Park

Shodack, N.Y., officials declined to issue a permit for a festival featuring Ben Folds, Ne-Yo, Cartel, Yung Joc, and Juelz Santana when residents packed a town board meeting to object to Parkfest 2007.

The concert was to be held at Birch Hill, a banquet and outdoor picnic site, according to the Albany Times-Union.

The mass-gathering permit was reportedly also denied because security and medical personnel had not been contracted 30 days out from the May 6th festival, which has been moved to the Times Union Center in Albany.