In response to Commissioner Chris Harris’ questioning of how much is too much to pay a band, let’s think about this.

In the case of Groovin’ in the Grove, the pay boils down to $100.00 per member, or roughly $33.33 dollars per hour. Now the real question, Mr. Harris, is: How much do you pay your electrician, doctor, lawyer or even your auto mechanic per hour? And, do they make you want to jump up and dance while they’re working?

Peter Shorner