UPDATE: The Real Reason Levitt won’t allow BYOB? Greed & Elitism.

So now the truth comes out as to why the Levitt won’t allow you to bring your own beer to shows, GREED & Consumption control;

“And once their wristband is empty, they won’t be able to get any more,” Slattery said. “We’re establishing a pricing model that’s going to be affordable, but it’s also going to exercise a system of portion control. It’s one of the biggest concerns people have is people drinking too much and things getting out of control. We’re beverage-service professionals, and we can monitor and maintain a level of professionalism about the adult-beverage service.”

So in other words the best way to keep lower income people from attending these events is to 1) not allow them to bring their own alcohol and 2) limit the consumption. Like there is consumption control at German Fest or Hot Harley Farts 🙂

JJ’s also will share profits from beverage sales with the Levitt nonprofit.

So instead of just contracting with a bar manager for labor costs at a flat fee so Levitt can retain most of the profits, it seems JJ’s will be doing quite well also from this arrangement. Another reason we can’t allow people to bring their own beer, it would mess up their sales. It’s always about the businesses and not the patrons.

I knew all along the Falls Park alcohol ban was a BS argument since they allow drinking in that area with special licenses. It would be a simple ordinance change to allow people to BYOB. You just designate an area and require wrist bans. But as usual the snobs and yuppies have to ruin it for us grunts because someone has to make money.

I tell you what, if I have to go thru some kind of security to watch a free concert in a public park, there will be Hell to pay. It looks like the Levitt will be turning out to be like the Denty, we all have to pay to maintain it,  but some of us are not good enough to use it unless we pony up more money. At least they used bricks on the exterior, one less thing we have to fix in a couple of years.

UPDATE: According to the SF Parks Board Agenda today, Lloyd Companies will be sponsoring the ‘GRASS’ at Levitt for $10K a year over 5 years. I wish I had a ‘GRASS’ sponsor in High School, but that is another story . . .

They are going to put a nifty cement pad in the middle of the park. If we keep getting donations at this rate at Levitt, we should rename it ‘Sponsorship Park’. We could get every Tom, Dick and Harry in Sioux Falls to put up a sign, banner or cement pad. So cool.


#1 Scott Linder on 03.20.19 at 6:17 pm

Will a person be able to bring their own chair into an event or will you have to rent them once you arrive?

#2 Lemming on 03.20.19 at 9:54 pm

The idea of the wrist band and portion control is simply idiotic. I want to come out, hear some music and now I have to buy a wrist band if I want to have a couple of beers? And who decides what my portion is? If my wife is 5’4 and 100 pounds and I’m 6’6 280, do we both get 2 portions? Who thought of this terribad idea? One more reason this is doomed

#3 Blasphemo on 03.21.19 at 12:29 am

$10k/yr for grass. That better be some luscious emerald green silky turf with nary a bit of crabgrass, cocklebur, clover or milky spurge in it . . . . and none of that mulching mowing crap leaving attendees wearing grass clippings. During growing season that lawn ought to be Hoover clean.

#4 dumb on 03.21.19 at 3:50 am

I expect the whole thing to fail because of the screw job being done to the people.

#5 l3wis on 03.21.19 at 8:44 am

I think they should just rename it San-Lloyd Shell.

#6 Erica on 03.21.19 at 3:31 pm

This city waste tax payer money in the most stupidest places. If something like this is really needed, should all be funded 100% by citizens & private businesses and not one cent of tax payer money. Why is the city here so involved in created profit businesses around here where citizens are taxed for it the build, upkeep, and stil pay entry fees?

#7 anominous on 03.22.19 at 9:16 am

lol all the civilized out of state visitors guffawing at the Sioux Fallsians’ Rules for Obtaining an Aluminum Bottle of Bud Light.