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Another lawsuit filed against Tree Town festival founders

Being sued for $1.7 million.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 4:41 PM

NASHVILLE, TN – The founders of the Tree Town Music Festival are being sued for at least $1.7 million in Tennessee.

Premier Global Productions filed a lawsuit in Davidson County, Tennessee, against Dave and Gary DeWaard of Forest City, Andrew Thompson, Basis Marketing, and Basis Live. Premier Global says it made an agreement with the defendants to provide staging gear and services for an entertainment event at Penn State University in February 2017 and a Blake Shelton concert in Colorado in September 2017. The company says it was to be paid $421,700 for both events.

Premier Global says it was not paid for either of those two events and claims it was already owed $345,000 for an event held before that. Their lawsuit accuses the defendants of repeatedly lying and breaching their agreement on multiple occasions. Premier Global is asking for over $700,000 in compensatory damages and more than $1 million in punitive damages.

The lawsuit was filed in Tennessee state court in June. It was transferred to federal court in Tennessee in August. According to court records, a response to the lawsuit has not been filed by Dave and Gary DeWaard, Andrew Thompson, Basis Marketing, or Basis Live.

They have until September 21 to do so.

Dave and Gary DeWaard are also being sued over music festival in Florida. Click here for that story.

The two men founded the Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City in 2013.

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