The countdown is on for this year’s American Made Music Fest in Jackson County.
Chamber of Commerce Director Hope Vargas said this year attendees can expect equally great acts, and more food truck vendors.
“One issue that we did see last year was the long wait times that attendees had while waiting in line for the food trucks, especially during the dinner hour,” Vargas said. “We really think that having a few more will help run that hour a lot smoother.”
Vargas said the semi-truck stage will be delivered on Wednesday, and volunteers will set up some 3,000 chairs the following day. She said last year the festival averaged about 2,500 visitors a day, and that they expect roughly the same amount this year.
Vargas said having events like these is a huge plus for the community, because of the tax dollars it brings into Jackson County. She said after last year’s festival, local business owners said they said saw some of the best revenue in the history of their business.
“The majority of those dollars stay local and it helps us get closer to making much-needed infrastructure repairs, it helps our school systems,” Vargas said. “It also helps the pressure of potential tax increases if that were the case on our residents.”
Vargas said one of the biggest struggles last year was having enough volunteers. She said this year, they still only have about half of the volunteers they need but they plan on making do with what they have.