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Rockapalooza is Done — Promoter Facing Felony Charges Connected to Festival

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Rockapalooza, the Jackson, MI rock festival that had its sixth outing in 2013, is officially a thing of the past. The news comes after promoter Tim Corser was charged with felonies related to the festival itself.

Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t write a check with your mouth that your ass can’t cash?” Well, the same is true of an actual check that your bank can’t cash. Rockapalooza maestro Tim Corser may learn that the hard way after being accused of writing multiple bad checks to vendors for the festival.

According to MLive, Corser is charged with three counts of issuing checks for $500 or more without sufficient funds with intent to defraud. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison and $2,000 (or three times the amount payable, whichever is greater) in fines.

It was stated on the Rockapalooza Facebook page on Tuesday (December 3rd) that the fest is officially dunzo. Corser later told MLive via email that the charges had no bearing on the decision. You can see the full statement at the bottom of this page. The Rockapalooza brand will officially come to an end in Chesterfield on Dec 21st with a performance from Taproot and Pistol Day Parade at the Rockapalooza Stole Xmas show.

This incident and the 2013 Chesaning Showboat Music Festival’s cancellation (on the day prior to its beginning) should help people realize that it’s no small task to organize a music festival. Despite the difficulty of executing a successful rock festival, we will be back in 2014 with Dirt Fest. You can count on that!

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