A planning board has approved a three-day country music festival for next summer at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The Concord Monitor reports the board in Loudon granted permission just for a one-time concert between June 1 and Sept. 1, followed by a review of the event, including noise levels. The board required that the speedway pay for a sound study during the concert.
David McGrath, speedway executive vice president, said Thursday the organization is excited to move forward with the plan for the country music festival.
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The plans were discussed and approved months after the state learned it was losing the September top-tier NASCAR race to Las Vegas.