JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This year, all ears will be on the 'Welcome to Rockville' festival. According to council member Don Redman, this year's event will be monitored for noise levels.
It's part of the research being done to determine just how loud is too loud for Metropolitan Park.
Redman says there will be three people checking noise levels when the concert comes to town on April 27 and 28.
"We found out the Metropolitan Park is not even in the entertainment zone, so, we found out that the concerts in the past have been in violation of city ordinance," said Redman.
In 2005, the City of Jacksonville created an entertainment zone in order to ease drinking and noise restrictions for downtown businesses during the Super Bowl.
According to the map, Metropolitan Park sits just outside the zone.
"If the city is going to build a venue like Met Park it certainly didn't build it for it to grow grass," said Aaron Schachter, the program director for X 102.9.
Schachter says turning down the volume on this event will end up hurting the city, which is why tomorrow he plans to be at a council meeting to discuss the issue.
"This is a serious bill that's going to hamper the city's ability to make revenue," said Schachter.
Redman says he wants the events to stay but wants a compromise with promoters.
"We just want them to remember the people across the river and look after them as well," said Redman.
According to Redman, they may need to test noise levels at more than one event before they make a final decision.
Concert organizers will be in Hemming Plaza tomorrow starting at 3 p.m. They'll be giving away 'Welcome to Rockville' tickets and rallying support for the decibel level issue.