Baton Rouge council approves Superfest rebate

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 7:38 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has unanimously approved a resolution to support the pursuit of legislation to create a sales tax rebate for tickets to Bayou Country Superfest and like events.

If passed, ticket prices would not change for concert-goers, but a portion of the sales tax could be remitted back to event organizers as an incentive to host events at Tiger Stadium.

Both the Superdome in New Orleans and the Cajundome in Lafayette have tax-exempt status.

The proposal was crafted by Councilman Joel Boé, the Baton Rouge visitor's bureau and the Mayor-President's Office as a way to keep the two-day country music event in Baton Rouge without having to issue taxpayer-funded subsidies.

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