Veteran concert promoter
, a local music scene fixture who has booked shows at Jannus Landing for more than 25 years, has resigned from the troubled venue.
The resignation occurred just a few days before
, a popular emo band from South Carolina,
cancelled a show at the last minute
without explanation Friday night — the latest sign of disarray at a venue whose owner,
John C. "Jack" Bodziak
has been charged with failing to pay more than $250,000 in state sales taxes.
Reached by phone Tuesday, Douglas, above, confirmed his resignation, but declined to give a reason, "out of respect for Jack and the time I spent there."
"I’m going to take a little vacation," he said, "something I haven’t done in a long time."
Calls to Jannus Landing have not yet been returned. More to come...
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo (2001): Daniel Wallace, tbt*.