Earth Dance 2008 Moved

By Jonathan McNamara

According to Carrie Schnepf of Schnepf farms, Saturday's Earth Dance 2008 has been moved from the Schnepf Farms location where workers have been setting up for the event since this morning to a warehouse on 5th Avenue and Madison (most likely Boo's warehouse) in Phoenix after the Town of Queen Creek shut down the event this afternoon.

"I was baffled," Schnepf said in a phone interview with New Times.

Schnepf said representatives from the Town of Queen Creek and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Intelligence Unit closed down the festival around 4:30 today.

"The Town of Queen Creek and the MCSO Intelligence Unit decided that people that attend events like these are druggies," Schnepf said. "We weren't even serving alcohol."

Attempts were made by New Times to reach Earth Dance 2008 promoter Jeff Jordan as well as Queen Creek and the MCSO, but all have so far been unsuccessful. We will be bringing you more on this story as it develops.