River's Edge music festival on hiatus this yearby Curtis Gilbert, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The River's Edge music festival, which debuted last year on St. Paul's Harriet Island, is taking a hiatus.
The city will work with concert promoter Live Nation to bring the festival back next year, said Brad Meyer, spokesman for St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department.
"It's difficult to say that we're not disappointed, because we are disappointed," Meyer said. "Ultimately, we would have loved to see another River's Edge in 2013. But we didn't want to see a River's Edge that wouldn't be a success."
Last year's event featured major national acts including the Dave Matthews Band and Tool. Meyer said Live Nation had hoped the event would draw fans from neighboring states, but most attendees came from the Twin Cities area.
St. Paul has a five-year contract with Live Nation to host the event. Even though there will be no concert this year, Live Nation is still required to contribute $50,000 toward the Fourth of July fireworks display on Harriet Island.