Some blues over jazz

Half of business operators happy with festival changes and the other half not
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GRASSY SETTING: A shift away from street performances to places like Merriwa Park has got several people in Wangaratta talking but is it all that bad?

PRE-SURVEY indications show that 95 per cent of jazz and blues patrons were happy with the value for money of their Wangaratta festival experience.

However, feedback has been mixed from local business operators due to the change in layout of the festival this year, with performance venues moving off-street to Merriwa Park and a range of indoor stages.

With survey results to be compiled this weekend, half of Wangaratta’s retail and hospitality traders were happy with the set-up but half were not, according to Business Wangaratta president Dave Fuller.


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