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Fort Reno won't be hosting a concert series anymore unless a compromise can be reached with National Park Service.
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Fort Reno won't be hosting a concert series anymore unless a compromise can be reached with National Park Service.

Organizers of the Fort Reno concert series are expected to meet with the National Park Service later today.

The popular summer tradition in northwest D.C. was cancelled after organizers said new regulations imposed by the federal government would be too costly.

Organizers say that for the first time in more than four decades, the U.S. Park Police has ordered that they pay for a police officer to be on-hand for every show — a requirement that would break the budget for the small concert series.

The concerts were called off last week. That created a big stir for fans and several federal lawmakers — Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, and D.C. Shadow Senator Paul Strauss — asked the federal agencies to figure out a solution.

According to these lawmakers, a meeting has been set up today between the concert organizer and the National Park Service.

The concert series has been held each summer in the federally-controlled Fort Reno park in Tenleytown since 1968.

For more on Fort Reno, visit WAMU's music website, Bandwidth.

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