KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Founder of Knoxville company AC Entertainment addressed the Knox County Commission during Monday night’s meeting.
Ashley Capps said two-thirds of the company’s employees have been furloughed during the pandemic due to a lack of events being planned.
AC Entertainment organizes concerts and festivals including Bonaroo, concerts at the Bijou Theatre, the Mill and Mine, and the Tennessee Theatre.
Capps said the future of his business depends on the ability of hundreds and sometimes thousands of people to gather.
“I’m not a doctor, like most of you,” said Capps. “But when I need guidance, I look for expertise. I respect people who have devoted themselves to knowledge and developing the skills to excel at a profession. Whether it’s playing the guitar, working on my car, providing legal advice, or certainly, medical advice. Decisions about public health should not be about politics and popularity. They should be driven by the discipline, knowledge and…