Judge orders Revival to pay stage hands

Downtown Dayton Revival

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Federal Judge ordered the now defunct Downtown Dayton Revival group to pay more than $25,000 to the stage hands union.

Friday’s announcement is the latest in a series of attempts where vendors try to recoup what they haven’t been paid since the Sept. 2012 concert that was supposed to generate millions for the local economy.

2 NEWS Investigates obtained a letter in which the president of the limited liability company set up to put on the music festival,  “Downtown Revival” reports more than a $200,000 loss and little hope to pay those he owes.

In the court ruling Friday, a judge said that because Downtown Revival did not respond to the complaint filed against them and were in default. The judge went on to order Downtown Revival pay $25,685.86 to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local No. 66.

The stage hands’ union told 2 NEWS Investigates they were out nearly $21,000 when Downtown Revival, LLC. failed to pay them for the work they did to put on the concert which featured Train and John Legend.

In all, 2 NEWS Investigates uncovered more than $117,000 was owed to vendors and the City of Dayton following the concerts.

2 NEWS Investigates has yet to hear from Downtown Revival, LLC president Matt Luongo or anyone with the company that set up the downtown event.

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