Kenny Driggs of West Coast Show Support, who has been working tirelessly on the upgrades to the Rio Theater, was in virtual attendance at the Helper City Council meeting on Thursday to discuss a possible upcoming event.
Driggs proposed creating an event for the 2021 high school graduates, like a grad night on Main Street. This would be a benefit to the high school kids graduating in Carbon County and the targeted time frame is near the actual graduation date of May 27 to keep the hype around the celebration.
Driggs also proposed reaching out to Carbon High School and receiving administrative input on the date. He would also work to obtain other information, such as how many are graduating.
The nature of the event would be 2-3 hours of live music on the stage on Main Street, which would be supplemented with live equipment to give them a Coachella or EDC-style live entertainment experience. Driggs also explained that they would like to request small donations from a number of businesses on Main Street to leave the event free to the graduates as a gift from Helper to their “budding young minds.”
Continuing, Driggs stated that he has conducted similar events for many years in other areas. Discussions such as possible volunteer chaperones from the community and guidance from the city for the event were had.
Ultimately, this event was approved by the council.