Boston Calling, the concert series that was allegedly the victim of “union-related extortion” by a member of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's administration, is moving its concerts from City Hall Plaza to Allston in 2017.
The promoters of Boston Calling, which holds its final festival on City Hall Plaza this weekend, announced the May 2017 move to Harvard University's Athletic Complex in Allston Friday afternoon on social media.
Last week Kenneth Brissette, the city of Boston's director of tourism, sports and entertainment, was arrested for allegedly making the promoters hire union workers before issuing the permits necessary to hold the concert.
The concert will also move to a yearly schedule, rather than twice a year, which the promoters said will allow them to "expand our offerings to include a combination of music, film, comedy, and visual art." That expansion will include a film series curated by actress Natalie Portman, the announcement said. There will be no fall 2016 concert, according to the announcement.
"We are so grateful to have called City Hall Plaza home for the past 3 years, and can't wait to expand and enrich Boston Calling while still proudly being located in this great city," the promoters said in a statement.