In response to the cancellation of the Sunset Junction Music Festival earlier this year, some angry ticketholders are looking to file a class-action lawsuit against the company behind the concert. This could result in almost $1 million in lost sales.
The suit would be against the Sunset Junction Neighborhood Alliance whose organizer, Michael McKinley has been MIA since the show was denied a city permit in late August. Read more details about why they were denied here. Leading the suit is Michelle Stimson, a tax law attorney and ticketholder who is one of many who want their money back. She made her opinion known on Sunset Junction’s Facebook page, and has gotten some others interested in her goal. Those who want to join the suit can email her at MichelleMStimson@yahoo.com.
Stimson is not the only one to voice her idea. Other angry customers had written their concerns on the Facebook wall as well. Since then the page has been removed. Most of the concert sales had been sold through the Festival’s website. Stimson had voiced her concern over where the money has gone from the tickets that have not been refunded. Following all this, some buyers have had success getting a reimbursement from their debit card companies.
Unpaid debt, almost $400,000, was the reason for this cancellation. The Festival had been going on for over 30 years, originating in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, CA. It began as a peace event to bring gay and latino communities together. Silverlake has also benefited financially from the Festival, in the way that it has brought tourists to the local businesses.