The Morris Planning and Zoning Commission has ordered a groundbreaking outdoor music series that emerged during the pandemic in Litchfield County to end after after complaints about noise, lights and traffic.
The commission voted Wednesday to issue a cease-and-desist order dated Feb. 1, 2021—the end date for an executive order allowing for expedited approval of certain zoning changes during the pandemic—to Twilight Concerts (and Comedy) on the Farm, which began staging shows in August at South Farms, a 150-acre family-run farm and event space in Morris. Concerts scheduled through the fall can still take place.
Reflecting the long-simmering tension between Yankee and yuppie present in Litchfield County, the dispute has some residents crying not-in-my-backyard. Others see the potential for much-needed economic shot in the arm in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
The venture was launched in August by Premier Concerts/Manic Presents, the promoter behind College Street Music Hall and