Artsquest Center at SteelStacks, he stopped in the middle of his presentation to make another point.
"There are no plans now or in the future to abandon the north side of Bethlehem," declared Parks, responding to rumors that Musikfest will soon be operating solely on Bethlehem's re-energized South Side. This idea has never even been discussed, according to Parks. The Musikfest mastermind added there's "simply not enough space to move Musikfest to SteelStacks. We can't do it. It's physically impossible."
In response to questions from Lamont McClure, Parks confirmed what he's already stated publicly. He plans to give up the reins at ArtQuest in January 2015, but expects to remain active.
"I'm not moving to Florida," he joked.
His successor will be chosen by the ArtsQuest Board, which will begin their search next year.