Dispute Over Nelly Concert In Branson, MO, Heading To Court

(AllHipHop News) A dispute over an outdoor concert in Branson, Missouri featuring rapper Nelly will head to court, after promoters and city officials failed to reach an agreement last night (July 28th) in a dispute over the safety of the event. City alderman voted unanimously last night to uphold their original decision to not allow the concert to be held in the parking lot of The Grand Palace, which is currently undergoing $500,000 in renovations. Permits to hold the concert outdoors were denied again, despite promoter Paul Dunn's efforts to present an updated plan to address security, parking and noise concerns. Officials for The Grand Palace were also on hand last night to protest the alderman's ruling and to support Dunn and other local business owners, who estimate the concert could generate hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in income. According to the News-Leader, promoters will now challenge the legality of the ruling in Taney County Circuit Court. Over 3,000 tickets have been sold to the Nelly concert, which is slated for August 21st.