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Owner of Jamboree in the Woods fined after holding festival despite court order

Jamboree In The Woods
Posted at 2:20 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 14:21:02-05

SPRINGVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The owner of Jamboree in the Woods in Springville has been ordered to pay over $27,000 to New York State after holding the three day music festival this summer despite a court order.

According to the New York State Supreme Court, Ronald Grottonelli was fined for civil contempt.

Grottonelli told 7 Eyewitness News Reporter Hannah Buehler back in July that the state should, "lock him up" for trying to host the event.

Back in July, the state provided Grottenelli with a temporary restraining order, and letters from the New York State Department Health ordering him and Hogarosa Campgrounds in Springville to shut down, which included referrals from the Office of the Attorney General.

In addition, the state says all funds that were received via Eventbrite for the event will be refunded to those who purchased tickets.