Tree Town founders sued in Florida

Accused of stealing $275,000 from Florida music festival.

Posted: Sep 7, 2018 8:55 PM

TITUSVILLE, Florida – The founders of the Tree Town Music Festival are being sued in Florida.

The Runaway Country Music Festival in Brevard County, Florida, is accusing Gary and Dave DeWaard of stealing $275,238.02 in festival revenue. The allegation is that the DeWaards entered into a verbal contract in early 2018 to handle online ticket sales and other revenue for the Florida festival but instead of keeping a small percentage of that money and transferring the rest to the festival organizers, they kept too much money for themselves.

The lawsuit accuses the DeWaards of breach of contract and conspiracy.

Gary and Dave DeWaard have filed a response to the lawsuit in which they deny all allegations of illegal behavior. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for September 20.

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

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
36° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 23°
Albert Lea
Overcast
34° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 19°
Feels Like: 23°
Austin
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 27°
Charles City
Overcast
37° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 27°
Rochester
Overcast
35° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 23°
Rain will end by midday, temps will continue to fall
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Zumbrota Business Changes Names

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Thursday

Image

New clinic opens

Image

Teen panel talks vaping

Image

2 from New Richland killed in Dodge County crash

${item.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Why will temperatures fall so quickly today?

Image

RCTC downs St. Mary's

Image

Fleming makes Youth Olympics roster

Image

SAW: Sarah Dravis

Image

Two people killed in crash on Hwy 14

Community Events