After One Concerts Failure, the FTP Music Festival is Born

-C.J. Keene, News Director

After a concert slated for the Rushmore Mall fell through, with questions being directed at the concert promoter, a group of musicians were suddenly left without a show.

Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of NDN Collective, said the corresponding For the People Music Festival was a direct response to that concerts failure.

Tilsen clarified NDN Collective was not connected to the original concert, and said the root of the event was a simple desire to help artists get home.

Tilsen said the arts are a crucial piece of the NDN Collective mission.

The free concert was hosted at the Rapid Skillz Athletic Complex, and hundreds of people filled rows of bleachers for the show. Time will tell if the festival will become a recurring show.