- Monday 3 March 2014
- 6pm to 8pm
- Tamworth Community Centre, Darling Street
While the Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2014, has been widely acknowledged as one of the best in recent years Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray expects there will be some constructive criticism at the annual community debrief next Monday night – and he wouldn’t want it any other way.
Councillor Murray said Monday night’s post event discussion, to be held at Tamworth Community Centre (Darling Street) from 6pm to 8pm, gives the chance for any interested person to have their say about the Festival’s future.
‘We have already had a lot of positive comments about this year’s festival which generally seems to be regarded as one of the best for some years,’ Cr Murray said.
‘But there are always opportunities for making it even better and the community debrief is where those interested in its future can raise concerns or to offer suggestions for improvements.’
Cr Murray said some of the highlights of last month’s Festival was the opening concert which drew a crowd of about 11,000 to Bicentennial Park, the return of the popular Fanzone with addition of a stage helping to build on the Peel Street atmosphere, the unveiling of the Slim and Joy Statue in Peel Street which drew hundreds of onlookers, a strong field of more than 100 entries in the Toyota Country Music Cavalcade and a well-attended Australia Day Concert headlined by The McClymonts.
Cr Murray said Council and the various advisory groups which organise the Festival genuinely want feedback.
‘The Festival is owned by everyone in the region – businesses, ratepayers, residents and industry members,’ he said. ‘At next week’s meeting there is sure to be some criticism as well as some compliments, but it’s important for us to hear what people think.
‘Providing Festival fans with a positive experience is an important part of our marketing strategy – we want people who come to the Festival to have such a good time that when they return home they tell their family, friends and workmates how great our event is so then they will come and see it for themselves.’